Women's Soccer Adds Four to 2014 Roster

Women's Soccer Adds Four to 2014 Roster

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Last week, Ohio Dominican's head women's soccer coach welcomed four student-athletes to the Panther's 2014 roster.

"I am very excited about the 2014 recruiting class," said Meade. "It is an intelligent and high character group that I believe will come in and compete immediately and make us a better team."

The group comes to ODU with multiple all-conference, district, and state awards, which will help bolster a Panther squad that went 10-5-3.                                 

The 2013 squad placed four players on the All-GLIAC team, one on the NCAA All-Midwest Region, and two on the NSCAA All-Midwest Region teams.

Below is a list of the signees and their bios in alphabetical order.Photo album of the signees can be found here.

Andrijana Akovic
Midfielder
Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville
Club Team: Cleveland FC
Intended Major: Exercise Science

Akovic was selected to the honorable mention team during her senior year and was voted as the best forward her sophomore year along with leading the team in assists. She also played lacrosse and basketball.

Why I chose ODU – "I wanted to experience a small school to receive a great education, as well as experience everything the big city has to offer."

Ashley Blake
Forward
Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson
Club Team: Ohio Premier Eagles SC (U9-U15)
Intended Major: Exercise Science

Blake was named to the All-Ohio team in 2013 and was an All-District selection in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Blake made all-conference in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and was First Team SNP Newspaper Super Team in 2012 and 2013. She was voted team Rookie of the Year in 2010 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Blake also ran track where she broke school record in the 4x200 and 4x400. Outside of school, she interned with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital (Center for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research).

Why I chose ODU – "I chose ODU because of the small class sizes and personal attention given to each student."

Kelsey Harris
Goalie
Mason, Ohio/William Mason High School
Club Team: Warren County United Elite G95
Intended Major: Undecided

Harris was a three-year letterwinner for the Comets and head coach Andy Schur. During her time at William Mason, she broke into the top-10 for shutouts. Her favorite memory from high school was going to the state finals two years in a row. Harris also ran track and played softball for the Comets.

Why I chose ODU – "I was looking for a small school with a strong soccer team."

Allison Pavlik
Forward
Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview
Club Team: Soccer Vision Academy
Indented Major: Business

Pavlik tied for most goals in the state of Ohio and holds Lakeview High School record for most goals scored by a player. She ranked fifth in career goals in state record book and was selected to the All-State First Team in 2013. She was selected to the Tribune Chronicle Player of the Year in 2013 and in 2012, was All-State Second Team. She ended career with 136 goals.

Why I chose ODU – "I loved Coach Meade, the school itself and felt at home when I came for my overnight with the team."

 
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