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:
|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