NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh University women's soccer program announced the signing of two new recruits on Friday (Dec. 21).
Head Coach David Renard welcomes two midfielders to the pitch, to play for the Cavaliers. Megan Anderson (Uniontown, Ohio/Woodridge) and Sabrina Ortenzi (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville/Kent State) will join the program in 2019. "In Sabrina and Megan, we have two players who have the ability to come in and impact our program from the start. Both are great kids and I think will fit in well with the veteran group we have returning."
Sabrina Ortenzi: 5'2" midfielder
Ortenzi joins the Cavalier program following a season with the Kent State Golden Flashes and four years of high school soccer with the Strongsville Mustangs. Ortenzi accumulated 16 goals and 18 assists in four seasons, including ten goals her senior season. As a midfielder, she was named First Team All-Greater Cleveland Conference and Second Team All-Greater Cleveland Conference in her career. She will join the team in the Spring semester to begin training. Once she joins the program, she will be reunited with former club teammate, Brooke Bowser, on the field.
Renard spoke about Ortenzi, "Coming from Strongsville, Sabrina has been involved in a lot of big games which will help us. I foresee her in a playmaking roll behind the striker. She's the type of player that will make those around her better, but she also has the ability to create and score on her own."
Megan Anderson: 5'2" midfielder
Anderson was a starter at Woodridge and a four year starter for her club team, Internationals ECHL. During her senior year, Anderson scored 19 goals. She was named First Team All-Conference and All-District along with an All-Star honor for the TD Club Foundation of Greater Akron. Academically, Anderson was on the Honor Roll for all four years.
"Megan has also played at a very high level with her club team. Megan does a bit of everything, but what makes her special is her distribution. The ball is in and out of her feet quickly and with a lot of zip on her passes. She can play center mid or center back for us," added Renard.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 15-5-1 season with an appearance in the NCAA Regionals, for the first time ever.