Dayton Dutch Lions FC News Release - www.dutchlionsfc.com
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio - Dayton Dutch Lions FC is happy to announce the signings of Brooke McCurdy and Juliana Libertin for the 2013 W-League season.
A goalkeeper from Wright State University, McCurdy is coming off a great college season in which she ranked third in the Horizon League in goals-against average at 0.65, first in saves with 104 and tied for second in shutouts with eight. In regular-season league matches, McCurdy had a 0.63 goals-against average with 40 saves and three shutouts. She was named Second Team All-Horizon League in 2012 and was also selected to the All-Tournament Team. McCurdy was a member of the Dayton Dutch Lions before, representing the team in their inaugural W-League season in 2011.
Libertin, a forward from the University of Dayton and an Ohio local, also had a strong 2012 season. She played in all 20 games of the season, recording career highs of 12 goals, 11 assists and 35 points. Libertin earned First Team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors and First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, and was a Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week selection and College Sports Madness’s National Player of the Week and Conference Player of the Week. The 2013 W-League season will be her first with the Dutch Lions.
“I am extremely happy with the commitment of these two players to our program; both are talented and dedicated soccer players, committed to a good W-League season and ready to help the club play for a spot in the playoffs,” Head Coach Sid van Druenen said. "I saw Brooke and Juliana play during the college season and I immediately knew that they were the kind of players that we want playing for us and I am looking forward to work with them.”
The Dutch Lions women’s Super-20 League and W-League teams are looking for a additional players to join the 2013 squads. Open tryouts will be held on February 17 at the Miami Valley School from 12:30-5 p.m. Registration is still open and more signings will be announced soon.
For more information about the program, tryouts, game schedules or tickets visit the Dutch Lions website at www.dutchlionsfc.com or contact head coach and program director, Sid van Druenen, directly at (937) 219-5747 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.