Mansfield’s incoming class for women’s soccer features 3 District 4 standouts
MANSFIELD — The Mansfield women’s soccer program is continuing their rebuild under third-year coach John Shaffer as the program announced an incoming-class of 15 newcomers and one walk-on from across the state of Pennsylvania for 2020. Of those 15 newcomers, three are from District 4.
“I am very excited about the 2020 recruiting class. These young women have all chosen to trust the process and believe in the possibilities at Mansfield, and that is very humbling,” said Shaffer. “There is so much talent in this group and I look forward to seeing where the program goes with the inclusion of these women.”
Those incoming players from District 4 are Millville’s Kieran Gaydos (midfielder/forward), Selinsgrove’s Grace Long (midfielder) and Sayre’s Mackenzie Wilkerson. Wilkerson is a sophomore at Mansfield University.
Gaydos was a four-year letterwinner at Millville as a midfielder/forward. Long was an all-star three times at Selinsgrove. Wilkerson was a four-year letterwinner at Sayre.
The incoming class features two goalkeepers who add depth to a historically strong position for the Mounties, along with four defenders, five midfielders and five forwards that will replace a total of seven graduating seniors. The fresh new faces will look to compete right away when student-athletes report for preseason activities.
The rest of the incoming class is Kylie Boyer (Hummelstown), Faith Cameron (Center Valley), Bailey Dockman (Waynesboro), Anna Duncan (Harrisburg), Britlyn Higgins (York), Kiara James (Bethlehem), Taylar Luckenbill (Harrisburg), Jordan Miller (Davisville), Madison Reinert (Oley Valley), Emily Smith (Lehman), Makenna Sutherland (Windsor), Mary Zachwieja (Hatboro) and Mary Zavada (Forty Fort).
Boyer won consecutive state titles with Penn United Force in EPYSA. Cameron, a goalie, was a four-year letterwinner at Southern Lehigh.
Dockman was a first-team All-County all-star in 2018 and 2019. Duncan was a three-year letterwinner at Lower Dauphin at goalie. Higgins, a defender, was a three-year letterwinner and York County all-star last year. James was a three-year letterwinner as well at Freedom.
Luckenbill, a defender, was a two-time all-state selection at Central Dauphin. Miller was a Somerset County Senior MVP at Conemaugh Township and was selected to the West-PAC All-Conference team the last two years.
Reinert is a midfielder/forward who was a Berks Girls Soccer All-Division honorable mention all-star twice.
Smith recorded an impressive 112 career goals in PIAA competition at Lake-Lehman, was an all-state selection in 2019 and was a four-time Wyoming Valley Conference all-star.
Sutherland was a two-time all-star and four-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Eastern York. Zachwieja was a four-year letterwinner at Moreland and Zavada was a two-time all-star at Wyoming Valley West as a midfielder/forward.