Coach Mackay Announces 2018 Recruiting Class

Coach Mackay Announces 2018 Recruiting Class

DELHI, N.Y. (May 31, 2018) – SUNY Delhi women's soccer head coach Lauren Mackay has announced the addition of 16 players as part of her recruiting class for the 2018 season. This includes 12 incoming freshmen, two transfers and two current students who joined the team for the spring season.

"I am very excited about the incoming class for 2018," related Mackay. "There is a variety of talent coming in and players who will be able to make contributions on the field immediately. Because we graduated a few key players, I will be looking for incoming players to step into leadership roles rather quickly. I think this will be great for our team culture as freshmen play alongside upperclassmen with respect for each other as players on the field. This class of student-athletes has a great opportunity to make an impact on SUNY Delhi Women's Soccer because they are the beginning of a growing, NCAA Division III program."

2018 Recruiting Class

Lillian Bray - F, M, D (G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton, NY)

Finished top 25 in class… High Honor Roll, National Honors Society… Honorable Mention All-League… also competed in indoor and outdoor track and field… Veterinary Science major


Natalie Brown - F (Roosevelt High School, Yonkers, NY)

Played in soccer and softball league McLean Heights for three years… Veterinary Science major


Olivia Curry – D (Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale, NY)

2017 All-County selection… Nassau MVP at Exceptional Senior Game… Veterinary Science major


Hunter Hitchcock – D (Delhi, NY, Delaware Academy)

Played defensive midfielder junior year, then moved to sweeper senior year... scored one goal during junior season... named MAC League All-Star Honorable Mention and Stamford Mayor's Cup All-Tournament selection during senior year... according to high school coach: "She embraced her role as sweeper, taking charge both verbally and physically.  Often seeing her role as a protector to our keeper, putting her body as the buffer against opposing players."... Hospitality major


Kelsey Innes – M (North Babylon High School, North Babylon, NY)

Varsity captain senior year… Newsday 2017 Top 50 players watch list… 2016 All-County, All-League selection… Honor Roll recipient throughout high school… participates in Veterinary Assistant program at Wilson, made Renaissance every quarter… competed at state level in FFA and Skills USA competitions… also competed in lacrosse… Veterinary Science Technology major


Nicole Kernan – D (Taconic Hills CSD, Hillsdale, NY)

Played in Section 2 Senior All-Star Game… member of 4-H Club… also competed in track and field… Criminal Justice major


Avalon Kubis – M (Cherry Valley-Springfield High School, Cherry Valley, NY)

2016 Section 4 Champions… Runners-up in 2015 sectional and Tri-Valley championship… Veterinary Technology major


Brianna Laing - F, M (South Kortright High School, South Kortright, NY)

Helped team to Section IV championship… three-time First Team All-Star… two-time soccer MVP… scored 1,000 points in basketball, helped team to three Section IV championships… transferred from Hartwick College, where she played basketball for two years… Nursing major


Tiesha Mayfield – F (Astor Collegiate Academy, Bronx, NY)

Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering major


Kaitlin McGuinness – M (Greenville Central School, Greenville, NY)

Honor Roll recipient all four years of high school… co-captain of soccer team senior year and named to All-Star Team… member of 2015 Section 2 Co-Championship team… named co-captain of basketball team senior year, winning the 2018 Patroon Conference championship… also played tennis… Veterinary Technology major


Delaney Meagher – F (Adirondack High School, West Leyden, NY)

Scholar-Athlete… Second Team and Honorable Mention… captain and varsity letter recipient in soccer, volleyball and track… Physical Education major


Allysa Nellis – D (Fort Plain Central School, Fort Plain, NY)

Honors recipient and took college level courses in high school… played soccer throughout elementary, middle and high school… Veterinary Science major


Jenny Nunez - M (Middletown High School, Middletown, NY)

Transferred from SUNY Orange Community College… Veterinary Science major


Rachael Scoones – GK (Waterville Jr. and Sr. High School, Deansboro, NY)

Scholar-Athlete and National Honor Society recipient… NYSPHSAA Class D Sectional Semi-Finalist… played AYSO soccer… competed in soccer, cross country and softball… Veterinary Science major


Joined in Spring Season

Nor Elhoda "Nora" Machaal – F (James Madison High School, Brooklyn, NY)

Captain of high school soccer team junior and senior year… played club soccer… transferred from Brooklyn College… Accounting major


Jessica Shultis – GK (Schalmont High School, Rotterdam, NY)

Member of 2015 NYS class B section 2 State Champion team… Culinary Arts Management major