DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team recently announced that goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.), forward Morgan Keefe (South Burlington, Vt.) and midfielder/back Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) were selected as captains for the upcoming 2009 season.
Yost, who will be the most experienced goalkeeper on the roster, played in eight games last season and posted a 1.38 goals-against average to go along with a .792 save percentage. In 2007, Yost appeared in 10 games and posted four shutouts to go along with a 0.87 GAA and an .820 save percentage that ranked 73rd and 77th, respectively, in the nation. Yost, a mechanical engineering major with a near-perfect grade-point average, is a three-time America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree, as well as a three-time recipient of the UNH Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Award, which is given annually to the athlete with the highest GPA during the traditional season of competition.
Yost is a 2006 graduate of Neshaminy High School, where she holds the school record for shutouts in both a career and a season. Yost, who captained her team to its first league championship in 2006, was an All-District member in 2004 and an All-League Selection in 2004 and 2006. Academically, Yost, who also lettered in field hockey and cross country, ranked fourth in her graduating class of 770 students.
Keefe played in all 18 games last season for the Wildcats, including eight starts, while recording three points on a goal and an assist. Keefe picked up her first collegiate point on an assist in a 3-2 victory against Stony Brook on Oct. 2 before netting her first collegiate goal in a 3-2 win against Vermont on Oct. 12. Keefe, a nursing major, was selected to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2007 and 2008, as well as the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2006.
Keefe graduated from South Burlington High School in 2006 after recording 44 goals and 12 assists in three seasons. In both 2003 and 2004, Keefe led her team and conference in scoring en route to being named to the All-State First Team and the team’s Offensive MVP. Keefe, who also lettered in skiing and indoor and outdoor track, was selected to the Burlington Free Press All-State First Team in 2004 and Second Team in 2003, as well as the All-Metro Division First Team from 2002-04. Keefe captained both the soccer and track teams her senior season, which she missed due to injury.
Krall played in all 18 games last season, including nine starts, while contributing at both the midfield and back positions. Krall displayed her leadership both on and off the field as a freshman, while moving to a position she had never played before to help her squad.
Krall was a four-year varsity starter at Duxbury High School, where she graduated in 2008 after tallying 41 goals and 53 assists in 63 career games. Krall, who also served as captain her senior year at DHS, earned First Team All-State honors, as well as Patriot League MVP in both her junior and senior seasons.
The Wildcats will kick off their season Aug. 30 when they take on the University of Rhode Island. The ‘Cats play host to Northeastern under the lights at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 in their home opener at Bremner Field.