The Westmont women’s soccer head coach Jenny Jaggard announced the addition of seven incoming freshmen on Monday in a press release, with the players coming from as far as Singapore.
The Warriors have added Chase Sprink of Everett, Washington; Grace Duckens of Rancho Santa Margarita; Grace Hotaling of Morro Bay; Madison Griggs of Mission Viejo; Sadie Hill of Huntington Beach; Kendall Morton of Pasadena and Willow Martin of Singapore.
• Sprink was an All-State midfielder in Washington, while also winning multiple titles with her club team, the Washington Rush.
• Duckens, a wing, was a two-time First Team All-Sea View League player, while also starring for her club, the South Slammers FC.
• Hotaling comes to Westmont from Morro Bay High School, where the midfielder earned all-league honors, while also winning the Surf Cup with her club team, Central Coast United.
• Griggs, a center back, was team MVP twice at Capistrano Valley High School, while also a key member of her club, Pateadores.
• Hill, a defender, was a three-time All-League selection and an All-CIF selection for Pacifica Christian High School, while also playing for Slammers FC ECNL.
• Morton, a center defender, attended Marantha High School and played club ball with LA Premier FC.
• Finally, Martin was the team captain for the Singapore American School, who won the Southeast Asian Schools gold medal twice. Martin played rugby and softball instead of club soccer.
Sprink reflected on her new opportunities:
“I cannot wait to create life-long friendships with my teammates and really bond with them over the next four years,” said Sprink. “The sense of community leaves me in awe whenever I think about it. I absolutely cannot wait to get to Westmont and feel that immense support from everyone on and off the field.”
Westmont opens its season at 4 p.m. on Aug. 15 at home against Southern Oregon.
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