Long Signs Seven to 2014 Recruiting Class


Coach Kevin Long will welcome seven new faces to the Herd in the fall.

Coach Kevin Long will welcome seven new faces to the Herd in the fall.

March 4, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Looking to build on a historic 2013 season, Marshall women's soccer will welcome seven new faces to the program in the fall. McKenna Klodnick, Rachel Koch, Morgan Mays, Emily Moreland, Maddy Schwartz, Katie Suchodolski and Adela Trevino complete the Thundering Herd's 2014 recruiting class, coach Kevin Long announced, Tuesday.

"We have seen these players often and each time, I am more eager to get them here in the fall," Long said. "They all bring a different skill set, different athleticism and while they have big shoes to fill (with the departure of our 2014 seniors), I think I speak for the entire team when I say the Herd is eagerly awaiting their addition as we look to improve even further on a very solid 2013 season."

At forward, Suchodolski (Langhorne, Pa.) will look to look to fill the void left with the graduation of Morgan Cain (Tarentum, Pa.). Suchodolski played for four years at Neshanimy High School and was a significant contributor to the team's undefeated, 25-0 season last fall. She scored the winning goal in the Redskins' 2013 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District One-AAA State Championship and was named first team all-league.

Five new faces will be added in midfield, as Klodnick (Rocky River, Ohio), Koch (Pickerington, Ohio), Mays (Amherst, Va.), Schwartz (Longmont, Colo.) and Trevino (Alamogordo, N.M.) will hope to pick up slack left by graduating seniors Lizzy Lemons (Louisville, Ky.) and Casey Walsh (Chalfont, Pa.).

Klodnick served as team captain for two seasons while earning four varsity letters at Rocky River High School. She holds the team's single-season and career records for most assists, and completed her high school career as the No. 2 assists leader in the nation, according to StudentSports.com. In her senior season, her team secured the 2013 Ohio Division II State Soccer Championship, the school's first state championship in 86 years, and earned a No. 5 national ranking at 22-0-1. She was placed on the first team All-Greater Cleveland and first team in the West Shore Conference, and also competed at the 2013 Greater Cleveland Senior All-Star Game.

Koch will join the Herd's midfield after playing for four years at Pickerington High School Central, earning a special mention All-Ohio Capital Conference award in her senior season. During her time with the Tigers, the team was 2013 runner-up in the conference, and earned third place in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2010 the team was a district semifinalist, and was a quarterfinalist in 2011.

Mays' resume from Amherst County High School includes all-district (2011, '12, `13), all-region (2012, `13), and all-state honors (2013). She started every game of her high school career and was named team captain for her senior season. ACHS also nominated her to the Virginia High School League Sports Hall of Fame.

Colorado native Schwartz has earned three varsity letters through three seasons and serves as team captain at Longmont High School. Her team accolades include All City Championships in 2011 and 2012, and a Colorado Northern 4A State Championship Quarterfinal appearance in 2011. Her senior season recently kicked off in late February.

Hailing from New Mexico, Trevino completes the Herd's incoming midfield. At Alamogordo High School, she earned first team all-district midfielder honors (2012, '13), second team all-district midfielder honors (2010, '11) and was named 2012 Outstanding Midfielder.

Rounding out the bunch is goalkeeper Moreland (Springboro, Ohio), who anticipates to build depth in the net with the graduation of Caroline Harwell (Mooresville, N.C.). Moreland racked up multiple accolades as a senior at Springboro High School, including all-conference first team honors and All-Miami Valley first team honors while being voted the team's most valuable player. A four-year varsity letterwinner, she served as team captain for her junior and senior seasons.

The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to Marshall University and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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