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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's soccer adds top local talent to 2008 recruiting class

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University women's soccer coach Sarah McClellan has added three local recruits to her 2008 class. Highly-acclaimed junior college players Emily Dixon (Windsor, N.Y./Broome Community College) and Emily Cirillo (Vestal, N.Y./Broome Community College) and scholastic standout Taylor Kucharski (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) will play for the Bearcats next fall.

Dixon and Cirillo led their 2007 BCC team to the NJCAA Division III national championship. The team went 21-1 and won the title with a 2-1 victory over Gloucester on November 11, with Dixon scoring both goals in the pivotal second half.

Dixon, a 5-foot-5 forward, capped her brilliant two-year junior college career with 50 goals and 35 assists. In 2007, she tallied 28 goals and was selected as the MVP of the national tournament and also earned NJCAA Player of the Year and first team NSCAA All-America accolades.

Cirillo, a 5-foot-8 midfielder, earned second team NJCAA and NSCAA All-America honors. She also was an all-conference and first team all-region choice.

Kucharski led her M-E team to the 2007 Section IV championship and state semifinals. She received first team all-conference and all-state honors. Kucharski, whose brother Kyle is a sophomore on the BU men's team, was a team captain as a senior. She played five years on the M-E varsity, helping the program capture four sectional titles and four divisional championships. She was a two-time all-conference pick.

This trio joins six recruits McClellan announced last month. They were Jen Orlando (Bloomfield, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy), Brittany Walsh (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow), Jen Abbate (Northport, N.Y./Northport), Ann Marie Rizzi (Cornwall, N.Y./Cornwall), Mary DeWitte (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) and Lindsay DeLap (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder HS).

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