Women's Soccer Adds Eight to Roster for 2019 Season
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women’s soccer head coach Casey Brown has announced the addition of eight student-athletes to the Class of 2023 with the intent to play for the Crusaders starting in 2019. The signees include Shelley Blumsack, Claire Carew, Isabella Castagnetti, Erin Goss, Melanie Lytle, Zoe Maddox, Katie Quinn, and Brooke Robinson.
“We are really looking forward to this motivated group of incoming student-athletes joining our Holy Cross Women's Soccer family," Brown said. "We feel these eight young women will make a big impact to the growing caliber of our program on the field, and epitomize the characteristics we value. We could not be happier to welcome them to the Hill as Crusaders.”
Blumsack spent four years on the varsity soccer team at Winchester High School under head coach Rick Emanuel. A captain in her senior season, she helped to lead the team to a 17-1 record, which was the best in the conference. She also helped to lead the team to three Middlesex League Championships from 2016-2018. Blumsack was a member of the Scorpions FC club team in the ECNL under head coach Bob Meals. A member of the National Honor Society and the Italian National Honor Society, Blumsack has not yet declared a major at Holy Cross.
Carew, a Simsbury, Conn. native, played her high school ball at Northwest Cathloic for four years under head coach Todd Sadler. The squad was State Champions in 2015 and League Champions in 2015 and 2016. A captain in her senior season, she recorded 20 goals and 21 assists in her career. Carew was a member of the Oakwood SC club team as part of the NPL Northeast, also under coach Sadler. Carew helped the team to two league championships, in 2016 and 2017. A highest honor roll member in all four years of high school, she has not yet decided on a major at Holy Cross.
Castagnetti joins the Crusader family from Lyndhurst, N.J. after playing four years of varsity soccer at Lyndhurst High School. She was a captain as a junior and senior and helped lead the team to four league championships. Castagnetti was a four-time First Team All-Conference selection and posted 53 career shutouts. She was also a member of the PSA club team in the National League. A National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society member, Castagnetti plans to major in biology while on the Hill.
Goss was a three-year member of the varsity soccer team under head coach Carey O’Brien at Loomis Chaffee School. A native of Glastonbury, Conn., she helped to lead the team to two Class A New England Championships and a Founders League Championship. Goss was also a member of the Oakwood Soccer Club team in the U.S. Development Academy under head coach Matt Cameron. She captained the team from 2013-2017 helped them make it to the NPL National Championship Finals in 2015-2016. A member of the Academic High Honor Roll from 2015-2018, Goss plans to major in psychology at Holy Cross.
Lytle comes to the Hill from Martinsville, N.J. where she was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team under head coach Chris Gerber. A captain her senior year, she helped the team to consecutive County and Conference championships in 2017 and 2018. She was also named First Team All-Conference as a junior. With six goals and 11 assists in her career, she was named to the All-American Watch List in 2018. A member of the PDA ECNL 01 club team, Lytle helped them win the U-17 Showcase Cup. She was a member of the Math Honor Society and student council in high school and plans to major in economics and mathematics in Worcester.
Maddox is welcomed to the Hill from Southborough, Mass. where she played four years of varsity soccer at St. Mark’s School under head coach Lauren Anes. She also played for the South Shore Select club team under head coach Mike Fraser. At Holy Cross, Maddox is interested in pursuing environmental studies, engineering, and architecture.
Quinn attended Wachusett Regional High School where she played three years of varsity soccer under head coach David Gentleman. Quinn was part of two Division I Massachusetts State Championship teams in 2017 and 2018. She was the team’s leading scorer all three years, collecting a total of 36 goals. Quinn was a member of the FC Stars club team where she helped the team to two Northeast NPL Championships in 2015 and 2017. A member of the National Honor Society, she has not yet decided what she will be majoring in as a Crusader.
Robinson joins the Holy Cross family from Wayland, Mass. She attended the Brooks School and played under head coach Kerry Baldwin for four years, captaining the squad as a senior. Robinson played for the FC Starts club team under head coach Jason Dewhurst and came in second place at the 2016 ECNL National Championship. At Holy Cross, Robinson plans to major in something within the sciences.