2014 PRELIMINARY ROSTER: BIOS & QUOTES
Mar 10, 2014   SPRINGFIELD, MA

The New England Mutiny have released their first fifteen signings of their 15th year as an elite-level women's soccer team. Included below are full biography information and quotes from each Mutiny returnee and new signing:

MORGAN ANDREWS
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Milford, NH
COLLEGE: University of Notre Dame
BIO: Morgan Andrews will be entering her third season in a Mutiny uniform. In 2013, Morgan started in two of the three matches she appeared in and assisted on the game-tying goal by Lauren Reilly while netting the overtime game-winner in last summer's 3-2 East Conference Final win over ASA Chesapeake. Alongside Brochu, Andrews was a young lion for the Mutiny during their 6-5-3 WPSL Elite season in 2012 as she started in all seven matches she appeared in and notched a goal and two assists. The reigning Gatorade National High School Player of the Year helped the No. 14 nationally-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team earn a NCAA Tournament berth for the 21st consecutive season this past fall. Leading the team in scoring, Morgan (22 GP-22 GS, 7 goals, five assists) was a key cog in the Irish machine that reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Andrews notched four game-winning goals and garnered three separate honors. The 2013 ACC Freshman of the Year was named to the All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Freshman Team. Morgan is a member of the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team due to compete in the 2014 FIFA Women's U-20 Championship this August and has trained with the U-23 team. She served as captain of the U.S. Under-17's during 2011-2012 and led her team to the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, as well as a spot in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
QUOTE: "I am thrilled to be returning this summer to my New England Mutiny team, western Massachusetts and our fans. Mutiny fans create an exciting and fun soccer environment for me to play in, truly a first rate professional stadium experience. I am looking forward to playing my third year with the Mutiny and for owner Joe Ferrara, a true professional who knows and loves our game. We had a great team last season with unbelievable chemistry. All the girls and I enjoyed our run into the playoffs. I am looking forward to coming home and to help lead the 2014 New England Mutiny to a WPSL National Championship!"

Sonia BasmaSONIA BASMA
POSITION: Forward
HOMETOWN: Silver Spring, MD
COLLEGE: American International College
BIO: This will be the first season in a Mutiny uniform for Sonia Basma, who was named a 2013 First Team NSCAA All-American and the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year for head coach Matt Johnson & the nationally-ranked AIC Yellow Jackets. Basma tallied 19 goals (15 in the regular season), 11 assists which was good for 49 points (23 GS-23 GP) in her first season at AIC, who reached the NCAA Division II Final Four. Sonia notched three multi-goal games including a hat-trick against Felician and assisted another for a seven-point game. Before AIC, Basma played two years at Montgomery College and was one of the top-ten leading scorers in the nation and a NJCAA All-American.
QUOTE: "I am looking forward to playing and developing further as a player this summer with the Mutiny. I was very impressed with both the organization and quality the Mutiny displayed in recent years, and am excited about being a part of a good club with great players."

SARAH BROCHU
POSITION: Defender
HOMETOWN: Wilbraham, MA
COLLEGE: Southern Connecticut State University
BIO: Sarah Brochu will be entering her fifth season in a Mutiny uniform. In 2013, her Mutiny & collegiate seasons ended with a knee injury in the WPSL East Conference playoffs but she was still named to All-WPSL Team: one of the top 18 players in the 70-plus team national league. Sarah started all nine matches she appeared in and was one of five New England Mutiny stars who were selected All-WPSL East Conference, joined on the First Team by goalkeeper Niki Deiter & 2014 teammate McKenzie Hollenbaugh. In 2012, Brochu had another accolade-laden fall for the Southern Connecticut State University women’s soccer team. Brochu was an All-New England, All-Region and All-Northeast-10 Conference selection for the Owls, and finished 2nd on the team in scoring with two goals & two assists as a defender. She started in seven of eight matches in Summer 2012 for the Mutiny during their 6-5-3 WPSL Elite season: which included a 2-1 victory over the Boston Breakers who now compete in the professional National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
QUOTE: "I'm really excited to be be back with the Mutiny this year. Last year, we had an unbelievable group of girls and season. Unfortunately for me, the season ended early. So, it seems right to get back on the field where I left off!"

SHAUNA EDWARDS
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Southington, CT
COLLEGE: Quinnipiac University
BIO: This will be the second season in a Mutiny uniform for Shauna Edwards. Last summer for the 8-1-5 East Conference champions, Shauna was tied with 2014 teammates Jenna Fisher and Rachel Ugolik for second in team scoring (four goals, one assist) and started in 10 of the 11 matches she appeared in. Edwards completed her four-year career at Quinnipiac University in Fall 2012 and concluded a remarkable run for the Bobcats' women's soccer program with her selection to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team. Primarily in a midfield or defensive role, Edwards still managed to lead the team in scoring with eight points (two goals, four assists). During her four-year stint, the two-time Northeast Conference First Team representative recorded 59 appearances - most of them in a starting role.
QUOTE: "First and foremost, I would like to thank the New England Mutiny for inviting me back to play for a second season. With the success that we had last year and the talent of the girls that we have coming in this year, I believe we can have a truly special season. Since we made it to Nationals last year, I am truly looking forward to getting started and improving from our season last year and hopefully bringing home a national championship to the Mutiny."

Jenna FisherJENNA FISHER
POSITION: Forward
HOMETOWN: Longmeadow, MA
COLLEGE: Boston University
BIO: Jenna Fisher will be entering her third season in a New England uniform, starting her career playing for the 2012 Mutiny Reserves team. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, Jenna started in nine of the 13 matches she appeared in and was tied with 2014 teammates Shauna Edwards and Rachel Ugolik for second in team scoring (four goals, one assist, 13 GP-9 GS). Fisher was clutch with her goals, netting the game-winning tallies in road wins at New Hampshire and Maine. Last fall for head coach Nancy Feldman and her Boston University Terriers, Fisher appeared in 22 games (seven starts) and posted two goals & three assists for the NCAA Tournament participants. She continued her clutch goal scoring in the fall, netting the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Dayton. As a freshman in Fall 2012, Fisher saw action in all 19 games & notched goals vs. Northeastern and Harvard. Before BU, she scored 40 goals & 20 assists during her Longmeadow H.S. career where she was a three-time All-Western Massachusetts All-Star, a two-time All-State selection and was named Division I Most Valuable Player as well as The Republican's Girl's Soccer Player of the Year in 2011.
QUOTE: "I could not be happier to return to the Mutiny this summer! The environment is truly one of a kind because of the charismatic & fun group of girls and coaching staff. After a successful season last year, I am anxious to see what this season will bring."

ALIE FITZSIMMONS
POSITION: Defender
HOMETOWN: W. Springfield, MA
COLLEGE: American International College
BIO: Alie Fitzsimmons will be entering her fourth season in a Mutiny uniform. In 2013 for the Mutiny, the veteran defender started all 12 matches she appeared in and was named to the All-East Conference Second Team & the National Championship Best XI. For head coach Matt Johnson & the nationally-ranked AIC Yellow Jackets in Fall 2013, Alie was named a Second Team NSCAA All-American and the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Fitzsimmons started all 23 games for the NCAA Division II Final Four participants and trailed only teammate Sonia Basma in the NE-10 with eight assists (tallied a goal in a 4-0 win at Assumption). In 2012, Alie had a remarkable season for the 13-4-2 Yellow Jackets as she was named NSCAA First Team All-American, as well as Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection. She started in all 19 games for the NE-10 regular season title winners and registered five goals and an assist.
QUOTE: "I'm looking forward to getting back on the field with the girls. It's always enjoyable playing with an awesome group of people. We had a great run last year and were looking forward to another successful season."

MCKENZIE HOLLENBAUGH
POSITION: Defender
HOMETOWN: Glastonbury, CT
COLLEGE: Boston University
BIO: McKenzie Hollenbaugh will be entering her third season in a New England uniform, starting her career playing for the 2012 Mutiny Reserves team. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, McKenzie started in all 12 matches she appeared in and was joined on the All-WPSL East Conference First Team with goalkeeper Niki Deiter & 2014 teammate Sarah Brochu. Last fall for head coach Nancy Feldman and her Boston University Terriers, Hollenbaugh received Second Team NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region and Second Team All-Patriot League honors for her play as a central defender. Hollenbaugh and the BU defense limited opponents to 0.39 goals per game, which was one of the top marks in all of Division I. As a freshman in Fall 2012, Hollenbaugh was named to the America East All-Rookie Team after she appeared in 15 games (10 starts). Before BU, she was a four-time All-Conference selection at Glastonbury H.S. and was named to the All-State & All-New England teams as a junior & senior. One of her strengths as a defender comes from her track success, as McKenzie holds numerous school records at Glastonbury H.S.
QUOTE: "I am extremely excited to be reunited with not only my teammates but some of my best friends. I can't wait to see what this season holds for the Mutiny family. The passion, commitment & chemistry of this team is unlike any other team I've been on and I'm more than ready to get on the field with them."

Mikaela HowellMIKAELA HOWELL
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Basingstoke, England
COLLEGE: Monroe College
BIO: This will be the first season in a Mutiny uniform for the greatest women's soccer player in Monroe College history. Mikaela Howell was a two-time First-team All-American and one of the nation's most prolific scorers in her two years at Monroe. In 2012, she was sixth in the NJCAA with 30 goals (13 games played), second in assists with 24, and second in total scoring with 84 total points. In her freshman year, she had 23 goals and 8 assists. Howell burst on to the national scene in 2012 with the DC United Women of the W-League as an All-Eastern Conference Team selection. On top of that, Mikaela made W-League history by being the first player ever to be named to the Team of the Week five weeks in a row, culminating in being named Player of the Week in Week 6 of the season.
QUOTE: "I think the important thing for me is that now I have no collegiate eligibility left, the WPSL provides me a great opportunity during the summer to play competitively, and where better to do so than at one of the top four teams within the nation. I think the caliber of players on the roster, and the overall organization is a privilege to be associated with. I hope I can help the team go one step further than last year this summer!"

ROXY LEE-STEWART
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Southampton, England
COLLEGE: American International College
BIO: This will be the first season in a Mutiny uniform for Roxy Lee-Stewart. The 2013 Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection started all 23 games last fall for head coach Matt Johnson & the nationally-ranked AIC Yellow Jackets, who reached the NCAA Division II Final Four. Lee-Stewart notched five goals and an assist as a senior midfielder, while also helping out on defense with NE-10 Defender of the Year Alie Fitzsimmons and NE-10 Second Team selection Jessica Margaretta. Before AIC, Roxy attended Cloud Community College from 2010-12 and was named an NCJAA All-American as well as a two-time All-Conference & All-Region selection.
QUOTE: "I know the Mutiny is a fantastic organization and a team rich with great players and great coaches. I'm excited to join an already successful team and can't wait to be a part of that."

Lauren MacLellanLAUREN MACLELLAN
POSITION: Defender
HOMETOWN: Wilbraham, MA
COLLEGE: Boston University
BIO: This will be the second season in a Mutiny uniform for Lauren MacLellan. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, Lauren appeared in 10 matches (making three starts) while notching a goal. Last fall as a sophomore for head coach Nancy Feldman and her Boston University Terriers, MacLellan appeared in 22 matches for the NCAA Tournament participants. She was a part of the Minnechaug R.H.S. team that won back-to-back Western Massachusetts Championships in 2008 & 2009. As a junior, Lauren was named the Division I Most Valuable Player after leading all the Division I players in scoring. She was a three-time All-League selection and earned All-Western Mass honors twice.
QUOTE: "I think it says a lot about the program seeing most of our players from last year returning. I think a lot of our success last season came from our strong team cohesion which is ironic considering we're all from various teams and our ages all vary. But we're all looking to develop over the summer and become better players. I can't wait to see the new talent we're bringing in and what this season has in store for us!"

JESSICA MARGARETTA
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Coloniers, France
COLLEGE: American International College
BIO: This will be the first season in a Mutiny uniform for the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Year Jessica Margaretta. Margaretta scored nine points in her freshman campaign (three goals, three assists) for the AIC Yellow Jackets while also helping out on one of the best defenses in the nation that only allowed four goals all season and shutout 15 opponents. Jessica was also named to the Second Team NE-10 All-Conference team. She started in all 21 games she appeared in for head coach Matt Johnson and the NCAA Division II Final Four participants.

Alyssa MartinoALYSSA MARTINO
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Plainville, CT
COLLEGE: Providence College
BIO: This will be the second season in a Mutiny uniform for Alyssa Martino. In Summer 2013, her Mutiny & collegiate seasons unfortunately ended with a knee injury in the 2-2 draw vs. the CFC Passion. Alyssa had quickly become a vital member of the New England midfield & defense, starting all six matches she appeared in while netting the game-winning goal in a home win vs. Boston Breakers Academy. Alongside the season-ending injury to Sarah Brochu, her loss was a major blow to the team. Over her first three seasons at Providence College, Martino has been a defensive mainstay. She had started in 46 of 57 matches she appeared in as a defender, including each match in the 2011-2012 seasons. Martino graduated from Plainville H.S. as team captain of both the soccer and basketball teams, and her accolades include being named All-Conference from 2007-09, All-State in 2009 and the All-Academic Team from 2006-09.
QUOTE: "I am thrilled to be a part of a top-notch organization like the New England Mutiny again this summer. The team is a close-knit group which makes it enjoyable to be a part of. I am looking forward to having the same wonderful experience and success that we had last year."

JEWEL ROBINSON
POSITION: Defender
HOMETOWN: Farmington, CT
COLLEGE: Central Connecticut State University
BIO: This will be the second season in a Mutiny uniform for Jewel Robinson. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, Jewel started all nine matches she appeared in on the vaunted New England defense, and scored two goals which included the game-winner in a 3-1 home win over New Hampshire. Last fall for head coach Mick D'Arcy and his Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils, Robinson was a 2013 NEWISA All-New England Second Team, All-NEC First Team and NEWISA Senior Bowl selection. She wrapped up her senior campaign registering two goals and two assists (ranked fourth on the team in points) and started in all 17 games. Jewel was a First Team All-NEC and All-New England selection as a junior in Fall 2011 for CCSU. In 2010, Robinson was selected to the All-NEC Second Team as a freshman, where she started all 17 games she appeared in, playing mostly on defense. She was named All-State and All-New Britain Herald as a senior at Farmington H.S.
QUOTE: "I'm very blessed and excited to be back playing with Mutiny this year. Last year was a great experience playing with a great group of girls. We had a very successful season and I'm hoping to win a national championship. I want to thank [team owner] Joe Ferrara and [head coach] Roy Gurnon for having me back."

TORI SOUSAJewel Robinson
POSITION: Midfield
HOMETOWN: Nashua, NH
COLLEGE: Central Connecticut State University
BIO: This will be the second season in a Mutiny uniform for Tori Sousa. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, Tori started in 11 of the 13 games she appeared in was the leading scorer for New England, notching four goals (two assists) which included the game-winner in a home win vs. Maine. Last fall for head coach Mick D'Arcy and his Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils, Sousa was a 2013 NEWISA All-New England Third Team and All-NEC First Team selection. She started in all 19 contests and scored two goals in her first season at CCSU. Sousa started in 16 of 18 matches in Fall 2012 for the University of Massachusetts Minutewomen, notching a goal & four assists for the Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Tournament participants. In 2011, Tori finished third on the team in scoring with 12 points (4g, 4a, 2 GWG) and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team while being selected A-10 Rookie of the Week & Co-UMass Athlete of the Week (10/17/11).
QUOTE: "I honestly can't wait to get the team back together this year and start playing again. We had a ton of fun playing with each other and traveling as a team. It'll be interesting to see what new girls join and if we can keep the same winning mentality as last year! I really would love to win the conference again."

RACHEL UGOLIK
POSITION: Forward
HOMETOWN: Hamden, CT
COLLEGE: Providence College
BIO: Rachel Ugolik will be entering her third season in a New England uniform, starting her career playing for the 2012 Mutiny Reserves where she led the team in scoring. Last summer for the 8-1-5 and East Conference champion Mutiny, Rachel started all 11 matches she appeared in, led the team in assists (5), scored two goals and was tied for second on the team in scoring alongside 2014 teammates Shauna Edwards and Jenna Fisher. Last fall in her freshman season for Providence College, Ugolik started in 12 of the 18 matches she appeared in and scored two goals. She scored her first collegiate goal in the season-opening 3-0 win over the University of Rhode Island. Rachel earned four varsity letters for Hamden H.S. where she was All-State (2010-12), All-New England (2012), All-Area MVP (2010 & 2012) and the New Haven Register MVP & Chronicle Post Sports-Person Of The Year (2012). In all, Ugolik tallied 91 goals over four seasons.
QUOTE: "I'm very, very excited to be back and hopefully we get to the national championship again. This team is special and I looked forward to picking up where we left off!"

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