May 6, 2016
Mutiny adds eight in preparation for UWS opener
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The New England Mutiny has added eight players in preparation for its inaugural United Women’s Soccer game against the New York Magic at East Longmeadow High School at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
“We are excited about this group of players as we approach our inaugural match in United Women's Soccer,” Mutiny owner Joe Ferrara, Jr. said. “We will look to add more players this week. It will be a quick turnaround from training to our first game, but we anticipate competition for spots to be fierce.”
POS. - NAME - HOMETOWN - COLLEGE (LAST TEAM)
• MF-Alyssa Abele - Manchester, CT - Emmanuel College (CFC Wolves). Abele played for East Catholic High School, winning the Class M State championship in 2014.
• D-Romina Bell - Stockerau, AUS - American International College (SV Neulengbach). Bell was named to the Northeast-10 Conference first team and the NSCAA Division II All-East Region second team as she started all 19 games (four goals, four assists) for AIC. Bell has been a member of the U-17, U-19 and senior Austrian Women’s National Team and competed in the UEFA Women's Champions League with SV Neulengbach (ÖFB-Frauenliga).
• D-Jennifer Cafferky - Boras, SWE - Central Connecticut State Univ. (S.E. Gymnasiet). Cafferky has led the Central Connecticut State University defense (39 goals in 38 games in two years) and is two-time reigning Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Cafferky named to the 2015 NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team, the NEWISA All-New England first team and the All-ECAC second team. Cafferky, a former U-17 Swedish national team member, was the 2014 NEC Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-NEC First Team as a freshman and sophomore.
• D-Anais Chareyron - Peypin, FRA - American International College (AS Saint-Étienne). Chareyron, 5-foot-7, has started 23 games for the AIC Yellow Jackets in two years, after playing in Division 1 Féminine (D1F) in France, playing for Saint-Étienne against European powerhouses Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain.
• MF/D-Cailynn Harding - Cheshire, CT - Central Connecticut State Univ. (Cheshire). Harding appeared in 21 games (20 starts, two goals, three assists) for the NEC champions Blue Devils in 2014, scoring in the NEC final against Fairleigh Dickinson as CCSU secured its eighth NEC Championship. Harding was named to the All-Tournament Team and was team MVP, All-State and All-Housatonic Conference for Cheshire High School as a senior.
• MF-Jessica Margaretta - Coloniers, FRA - American Int’l College (Paul Sabatier). Margaretta, who started every match for the Mutiny in 2014, was named to the NE-10 All-Conference second team and was an NSCAA All-East Region second team selection last year. In 2013, Margaretta was selected NE-10 Rookie of the Year.
• F-Samantha McGuire - Fishkill, NY - Univ. of Connecticut (John Jay). McGuire was selected to the American Athletic Conference second team for the Huskies, starting every match and registered a career-high seven goals (three game-winners), plus three assists. In 2014, McGuire was selected to the NSCAA NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region third team and helped UConn record 11 shutouts. McGuire was a 2010 ESPN All-American, 2011 NSCAA All-American and the 2011 New York Sportswriters Co-Player of the Year in high school.
• GK - Anne-Marie Ulliac - Edmonton, Alberta, CAN - Adelphi Univ. (Archbishop MacDonald). Ulliac burst on to the national scene as a freshman for Adelphi University. Ulliac was named NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year, selected to the NE-10 All-Conference first team, the NSCAA All-East Region second team and the ECAC second team, starting every contest and posting 10 shutouts and a 0.58 GAA for the No. 13-ranked Panthers (18-3-2). Ulliac is the first player to join the Mutiny from Edmonton, Alberta, since Canadian national team star Stephanie Labbe, currently goalkeeper for the Washington Spirit of NWSL.