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Copley played four years as a forward for the Penn Fusion ECNL ’98 team under head coach Craig Scangarella.
“Cashlin is a dynamic and creative attacking player,” Scangarella said. “Her versatility to make an impact within the midfield centrally or out wide will allow her to adapt to any game situation. The local product is an A/B Honor Roll student at Cardinal Gibbons High School and is a member of the NC ODP State Team.
“Izzy can play attacking center mid or possibly as a target forward,” Donnenwirth said. “She is very creative and has excellent 1v1 ability. She holds the ball well under pressure with her back to the goal and has good scoring and playmaking ability. She is the sister to current Pirate Zoe Crabtree and played for CASL in Raleigh.”
Under head coach Sean Nanas, Crabtree has helped the ’98 CASL team reach ECNL Nationals for the North American Cup. The squad also was a two time NC State Cup finalist and attended US Club Soccer IDZ Camp.
Gottlieb comes to East Carolina from Sammamish, Wash. A three year starter at Bellevue Christian School where she led the Vikings to the state playoffs in 2016, she was named All District as a junior and senior and an AP Honor Roll member those same years.
“Julia is a 5 foot 11 goalkeeper from Washington,” Donnenwirth said. “Assistant Coach Brian Periman was instrumental in recruiting her and she was excellent at our ID Camp. She has good quickness, shot stopping ability, foot distribution and is solid on crosses.”
A member of the 98 Crossfire Premier in the Washington Premier League under coach Dan Leeming, she led the team to an undefeated regular season in 2014 and first place finish in the conference. That season, the team reached the Washington State Cup semifinals as Gottlieb posted seven shutouts in 14 games for a 0.73 goals against average.
“Julia has asserted herself as one of the top goalkeepers in our state,” Crossfire head coach Dan Leeming said. “She commands her penalty area, stops shots, comes off her line and narrows the angle with great success. She led ECA in goals and assists as a senior with 27 goals and 12 helpers.
“Anna can play any center mid position or as a center forward,” Donnenwirth said. “Her speed of play is very good as she is technical and reads the game well. She is good in the attack due to her combination play and creativity and has a great competitive mentality.”
A team captain as both a junior and senior at Wake Christian, Fish earned the Bulldog Award as the team MVP.
“Anna is an outstanding student athlete and exceptional leader both on and off the field,” Wake Christian Head Coach Wayne Helder said. “She is a technically sound player who possesses positional and tactical awareness. Anna has generally played the six or eight for us. She is strong in the tackle and is an outstanding 1v1 defender. Anna is an excellent teammate and will be a fine representative of East Carolina University.”
Academically, Fish is a member of the National Honors Society,
National Spanish Honors Society and serves as the Senior Class Vice President and Beta Club Vice President.
Fish was ranked as a three star recruit and 22 in the South Atlantic by Top Drawer Soccer. She helped her CASL club team to a fifth place finish in the ECNL North America Showcase and the 2016 NC State Cup Final Four.
Knaggs is a 5 foot 5 three year midfielder from Trenton, Mich. She helped Jim Stachura’s Vardar ECNL team reach the national playoffs in 2015 and 2016. She was a member of the Michigan ODP State Team from 2012 14 in which the squad was named regional champions those same years.
“Madie has a great skill level and very high soccer IQ,” Donnenwirth said. “She is only 5 foot 5 but can win headers and is a defensive presence in the midfield. She is an excellent possession player and reads the game well.”
Knaggs has earned All District, All Region and All State honors while playing under head coach Mike Hatfield at Trenton High School. In 2015 and 2016 she helped her team reach the state playoffs, including a semifinals appearance as a junior in 2015.
“Madie has lived up to her high expectations and was huge in getting us back to another final four,” Hatfield said. “She raised the bar of what was expected on the field as a player. Madie is a true coaches’ and players’ player. It’s been a true pleasure of mine to work with a player as passionate and committed as her.”
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Magee is a 5 foot 3 midfielder from Bishop Kenny High School. While at BKHS she was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman and earned Defensive MVP honors as a sophomore. During her junior year at Bishop Kenny, Magee was named the Offensive MVP and awarded the Golden Boot. That same season she earned All County Honorable Mention accolades.
“I like Lindsey’s ability as a wide player as an outside back or wide forward,” Donnenwirth said. “She is naturally left footed and provides good service from the flank. Youth Soccer National Championships in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 she led Jacksonville Armada to the 2016 ECNL Nationals after winning the Southeast Conference Championship.
“Lindsey is a very talented soccer player and fantastic young lady,” Jacksonville Armada Head Coach Eric Dade said. “A true asset to any program on and off the field. She’s a talented left footed player who has demonstrated the ability to play multiple roles on the field effectively. I am super excited for Lindsey.”
Mikalsen is a 5 foot 2 left back from Oviedo, Fla. A two time Seminole County Athletic Conference First Team honoree, Mikalsen helped the Lions to the 2016 5A State Championship and a 2015 5A state finals appearance.
“Erin is an outside back and played for the Florida Krush,” Donnenwirth said. “She also gained valuable experience playing for the U 17 Jamaican National Team. She is left footed and loves to get involved in the attack. She plays with good intensity and is focused to want to get to the next level.”
As a member of the U 17 Jamaican National Team, she was a CONCACAF Championship Qualifier after the team won the 2015 Caribbean Football Union Championship.
With the Florida Krush, she has been the team captain since 2014 and helped the squad to 2015 FPL State Championship.
“Erin has matured into a leader on and off the field in the last two years,” Krush Head Coach Hue Menzies said. “She has created a work ethic that has propelled her game to a high level. As she takes this developmental growth to the next level, it will bleed into the fabric of the ECU team.”