Women’s soccer adds six on signing day

By Northern Star Staff

The women’s soccer team was active during National Signing Day Wednesday as it added six players to the roster for the upcoming season.

Defenders Sarah Avery, Fiona Fulling and Jenna Lewey were added to assist the Huskies in the back line. NIU is losing three defenders from this past season, including Natalia Pena, who played 65 games and logged 1740 minutes in her Huskie career.

On the offensive side of the ball, midfielders Trudy Quidzinski and Kylee Hermeyer were added to help an NIU club who ranked No. 8 in the Mid-American Conference in scoring 21 goals in 19 games, according to the MAC’s Official website.

The Huskies will be without the services of goalkeeper Amy Annala next season, as they signed goalkeeper Julia Lentz to take the roster spot. In a 66-game career, Annala recorded 19 wins and a .781 save percentage.

Lentz joins freshman Megan Donnally and junior Mackenzie Lee in the goalie rotation for the upcoming season.

Five of the six signees came from an Illinois high school except for Quidzinski, who was signed from Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin.