Air Force Announces Incoming Women's Soccer Class of 2018

    Head coach Larry Friend.
    Head coach Larry Friend.
    Aug. 12, 2014

    USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force women’s soccer head coach Larry Friend announced today the 12 members that will make up the Falcons’ class of 2018. The 12 cadets arrived for Basic Cadet Training on Wednesday, June 25, 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 Wednesday, Aug. 13.

    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 eight states, including four from California and two from Maryland.

    Air Force Academy Women’s Soccer Class of 2018:


    Name Position Height Hometown/High School Club
    Bridget Bielski ^ GK 5-6 Severna Park, MD/Archbishop Spalding Freestate Soccer Alliance ECNL
    Lizzy Denton * F/M 5-7 Sugar Land, TX/Clements Eclipse
    Natalee Dueber D 5-4 Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks Eagles SC ECNL
    Tori Gilster D 5-1 O'Fallon, IL/O'Fallon St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL
    Alex Kahalley * GK 5-8 Centennial, CO/Cherry Creek Colorado United
    Angela Karamanos M 5-5 Los Gatos, CA/Los Gatos De Anza Force Blue 95
    Morgan Mavroudis M 5-10 Las Vegas, NV/Coronado Heat FC 96 ECNL
    Shonte Moten * D/F 5-6 Springdale, MD/Flowers Freestate Soccer Alliance ECNL
    Brooke Rittmann F/M 5-4 Livermore, CA/Granada West Coast SC
    Megan Schulze F 5-4 Irvine, CA/Beckman West Coast FC
    Kristen Shimkus M 5-4 Draper, UT/Juan Diego Catholic Utah Avalanche '96 ECNL
    Meghan Strang GK 5-9 Anthem, AZ/Boulder Creek SC Del Sol

    * Attended USAFA Prep School in 2013-14

    ^ Transfer from Dayton



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