Air Force Announces Incoming Women's Soccer Class of 2016

    Air Force women's soccer head coach Larry Friend.
    Air Force women's soccer head coach Larry Friend.

    July 9, 2012

    USAF ACADEMY, Colo.- Air Force women's soccer head coach Larry Friend announced today the 11 members that will make up the Falcons' class of 2016. The 11 cadets arrived for Basic Cadet Training on Thursday, June 28, marking the beginning of the four-year journey to become officers in the United States Air Force. The new cadets will start academic classes on Thursday, Aug. 9, just two days prior to the Falcons' preseason-opener at Northern Colorado on Aug. 11.

    The incoming Falcon class brings great talent, leadership, knowledge and reputation. The recruits have a large array of experiences from ODP, competing in the top level ECNL league, holding captain positions and earning all-state and all-region recognition.

    The Air Force rookie class features players representing six states, including four from California and three from Texas. In addition, the class features midfielder/forward Bailee Harnett, the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Alabama.

    Air Force Academy Women's Soccer Class of 2016:

    Name Height Pos.

    Hometown/High School

    Allie Baumgarten 5-2 F Plano, TX/Plano Senior
    Rebecca Beasley 5-5 F Dublin, CA/Dublin
    Shannon Boler 5-7 D Newport Beach, CA/Newport Harbor
    Katie Case 5-6 MF Waimea, HI/Hawaii Prep
    Christy Cooper 5-7 D Granite Bay, CA/Granit Bay
    Sarah Falvey 5-6 MF Plymouth, MI/Fr. Gabrial Richard
    Bailee Harnett 5-4 MF/F Birmingham, AL/Oak Mountain
    Rebecca Murphy 5-7 GK Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley
    Paige Saxton-Getty * 5-8 D Temecula, CA/Chaparral
    Allyson Swift 5-9 F Aledo, TX/Aledo
    Asia Williams 5-4 MF/F Hendrickson


     
    * Denotes medical turn back.

    Allie Baumgarten
    Height: 5-2
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Plano, TX
    High School: Plano Senior
    Club: Andromeda SC

    High School/Club: Lettered three years in soccer...second-team all-district in 2010 and 2011..team captain as a senior...team most inspirational in 2011...high school soccer coach was Diane Davey...played club soccer for Andromeda Soccer Club, coached by Mike Powers.

    Rebecca Beasley
    Height: 5-5
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Dublin, CA
    High School: Dublin
    Club: Pleasanton Rage

    High School/Club: Lettered three years in soccer and one in track...first-team all-conference as a junior and senior...team co-offensive MVP as a junior and senior...team captain as a junior and senior...academic honors include, scholar athlete, California Scholastic Federation member, Tri-Valley Science Fair 3rd place, Principal's honor roll...high school soccer coach was Scott Schoenthal...played club soccer for the Pleasanton Rage, coached by Cal (UC Berkeley) assoc. head coach Patrick Baker.

    Shannon Boler
    Height: 5-7
    Position: Defender
    Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
    High School: Newport Harbor
    Club: Irvine Strikers

    High School/Club: Lettered three years in soccer...first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section and Sunset League...Southern California High School Soccer Coaches Association Division I Senior All-Star Game selection...Team best defender...led NHHS to two CIF-Southern Section Div. I playoffs appearances...academic accolades include, California Scholarship Foundation member, principal's honor roll and scholar athlete...high school soccer coach was Larry Draluck...played club soccer for the Irvine Strikers ECNL, coached by Sean Ganey and Trey Scharlin.

    Katie Case
    Height: 5-6
    Position: Midfielder
    Hometown: Waimea, HI
    High School: Hawai'i Prep
    Club: Leahi `94 Premier

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer, track and volleyball...first-team all-conference team captain, team MVP and conference player of the year as a senior...second-team all-state, team MVP and team captain as a junior...first-team all-conference and team MVP as a sophomore...first-team all-conference as a freshman...graduated Cum Laude...earned Bieni Kohler scholarship for females in athletics, Pricher award for leadership, Fujimoto Chemistry award and Univ. of Pennsylvania History Award...high school soccer coach was Steve Perry...played club soccer for Leahi `94 Premier, coached by Gina Brewer.

    Christy Cooper
    Height: 5-7
    Position: Defender
    Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
    High School: Granite Bay
    Club: Placer United `94 Gold

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer...first-team all-league and team captain as a senior...led Granite Bay to section championship...team offensive MVP and all-league as a junior...all-league as a sophomore...senior academic merit award, National Honors Society member, junior academic merit award...high school soccer coach was Mark Broers...played club soccer for Placer United Prestige 94' Gold, coached by Ron Benjamin.

    Sarah Falvey
    Height: 5-6
    Position: Midfielder
    Hometown: Plymouth, MI
    High School: Father Gabriel Richard
    Club: Michigan Gators Orange `94

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer and basketball and two years in track and cross country...first-team all-state as a senior...three-time team captain...three-time all-league, all-area, all-county, all-district and all-regional...all-state as a sophomore...missed junior season due to torn MCL...two-time state qualifier in cross country...four-time all-league, all-district, all-catholic and three-time all-area and all-county point guard in basketball...Detroit Free Press scholar athlete, National Honors Society member, freshman class president, honor roll...high school soccer coach was Matt Carroll...played club soccer for the Michigan Gators Orange `94, coached by Garrett MacCagnone.

    Bailee Harnett
    Height: 5-4
    Position: Midfielder/Forward
    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    High School: Oak Mountain
    Club: BUSA `94

    High School/Club: Lettered two years in soccer...2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Alabama...scored 29 goals and set a state record with 33 assists...scored 39 goals and had 46 assists for her career...team captain as a senior, Lakeshore all-tournament...all-county, all-metro and all-state as a junior...also played in the North/South All-Star game and was the Lakeshore shootout offensive MVP as a junior...National Honors Society member, Mu Alpha Theta...high school soccer coach was Pete Dakis...played club soccer for BUSA 94 ECNL, coached by Monica Brown.

    Rebecca Murphy
    Height: 5-7
    Position: Goalkeeper
    Hometown: Carlisle, PA
    High School: Cumberland Valley
    Club: Pennsylvania Classics `94

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer, two years in cross country and one in track...played for #1 ranked team by ESPN...2011 state, district and Mid-Penn Champions...no goals conceded during playoffs...state runner-up in 2010...Mid-Penn champions in 2010...ranked #5 goalkeeper in the nation by National Goalie Wars Competition...National Honors Society member...high school soccer coach was Seth Lehman...played club soccer for Pennsylvania Classics `94, coached by Michael Henning.

    Paige Saxton-Getty
    Height: 5-8
    Position: Defender
    Hometown: Temecula, CA
    High School: Chaparral
    Club: Arsenal FC

    2012: Sat out 2011-12 school year due to injury...given medical turn back and will have four years of eligibility.

    High School/Club: Lettered three years in soccer and two years in track...team captain as a freshman and sophomore...was injured as a junior and senior...high school soccer coach was Maury Couchon...played club soccer for Arsenal FC, coached by Jason Montgomery.

    Allyson Swift
    Height: 5-9
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Aledo, TX
    High School: Aledo
    Club: Sting West `94

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer...first-team all-state and all-region as a senior...Fort Worth Star Telegram 2012 Player of the Year...VYPE Magazine MVP...two-time district MVP...four-time first-team all-district...three-time team captain...National Honors Society member...high school soccer coach was Derek Vierling...played club soccer for Sting West `94, coached by Jay Fitzgerald.

    Asia Williams
    Height: 5-4
    Position: Midfielder/Forward
    Hometown: Pflugerville, TX
    High School: Hendrickson
    Club: Lonestar SC

    High School/Club: Lettered four years in soccer and one in track...three-year team captain...led high school team to the regional final...Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Organization Senior Showcase selection...South Texas ODP player from 2007-2010...three-time all-district...four-time academic all-district...academic all-state...South Texas ODP player from 2007-2010...three-time all-district...four-time academic all-district...two-time "Hawk" award recipient...set school and district 300 meter hurdle record...National Honors Society member, Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, Pflugerville ISD Teen Leadership Group, PALs Mentoring Group...high school soccer coach was Frank Hense...played club soccer for Lonestar Soccer Club, coached by Rob Ferguson.


     

     

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