Women's Soccer Announces Incoming Class
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire head women's soccer coach Michael Jackson is pleased to announce that six prospective student-athletes have joined the women's soccer program and will attend UNH in the fall.
"Our program is excited about the addition of these six student-athletes," Jackson said. "They bring a wealth of experience and achievement to our team. We look forward to their immediate and long term impact on our program."
Hannah Blondin (East Hampton, Conn.), a 5-6 back, was a four-year letterwinner at East Hampton High School. A four-time All-Area selection, Blondin was Rookie of the Year during her freshman campaign and went on to earn back-to-back MVP Excellence Awards as a junior and senior. For her efforts, she was an All-Conference selection from 2008-10 and was named a Scholar-Athlete as a senior.
Blondin was a member of Northeast United for the past six seasons and also helped the Blackwatch Premier Club capture the Super Y championship. Blondin, who was a Super Y National ODP camp selection for New England, was selected to the league's All-National Tournament Team.
Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.), a 5-9 forward, was a four-year letterwinner for Villa Joseph Marie High School where she captained the squad her senior year.
Ledwith recorded 53 goals and 28 assists in her career, helping her team capture the state championship in 2007 as well as a pair of district and AACA League titles in 2007 and 2009. The Pennsylvania native racked up a handful of awards during her high school tenure, including All-League honors as a junior and senior. Ledwith was named to the Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team all four years and was an Eastern Pennsylvania Coaches Association selection in 2010.
Ledwith has played club soccer for the FC Bucks RAGE the past five years and was named to the NJ Select Team. She also enjoyed an impressive basketball career at Villa Joseph Marie, where she led the team in scoring during her final three seasons and was a two-time All-League selection.
Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.), a 5-7 back, was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop Feehan High School, serving as team captain during her senior season. The team's MVP as a sophomore, Logue helped her program establish a 72-8-8 record with 39 shutouts during her four-year career, reaching the Division I South Sectional Finals in 2010. She was selected to the Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star First-Team and the Sun Chronicle First-Team during all four seasons and was named an All-State and a Boston Herald All-Scholastic First-Team member as a junior.
Logue has also played for the New England Football Club for the past two seasons, serving as team captain in 2011, and for the Scorpions Premier Club for five seasons before that, where she was a two-time captain.
Kelsey McGovern (Plainfield, N.H.), a 5-10 back, was a four-year letterwinner at Lebanon High School, where she served as team captain during her senior campaign. McGovern, who earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior, helped her team capture the New Hampshire State Title in 2010. For her efforts, she was named First Team All-State in 2010 after being named to the Second Team during her junior season. As a result of her successful senior campaign, McGovern was selected to represent New Hampshire in the annual Lion's Cup All-Star game against Vermont.
McGovern, who also lettered in swimming and tennis, played five years of club soccer with the Lighting Soccer Association.
Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia), a 5-5 forward, spent the last year as a member of the Chelsea Ladies FC reserves after a one-year stint at the Hampshire School, where she helped lead the team to a fourth-place finish in the Southern Division of England. She was the leading scorer for Chelsea, recording 17 goals and 10 assists, and helped the team reach the FA Cup semi-finals. In 2009-10, Shaddock split time between the Chelsea Centre of Excellence, helping the team to a County Cup and League championship, and the Southern England Champion Portsmouth FC U16 Ladies, where she was named MVP.
Before heading to England, the Nova Scotia native played four years with Halifax County United and three years with Nova Scotia Provincial, collecting league championships with both club teams.
Brianna Spitler (Montoursville, Pa.), a 5-6 forward, was a four-year letterwinner at Montoursville High School where she helped lead her team to a 74-14-4 overall record. Spitler paced her team to a state championship in 2008 as well as a pair of Heartland League titles in 2007 and 2010. She was selected First-Team All-League all four years and was awarded All-State honors as a senior.
Spitler, who lettered in swimming and track & field, played club soccer for the West Chester Predators. She also comes from a rich soccer family as all three of her sisters are actively involved in the game. The oldest sister, Kassandra, played four years at the University of Rhode Island while Marissa currently plays for East Stroudsburg University. The youngest, Lana, is a sophomore at Montoursville High School.
The Wildcats will kick off their season on Aug. 23 when they play host to the University of Massachusetts.