Dayton Dutch Lions News Release - www.dutchlionsfc.com
Monday, March 18, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio - Dayton Dutch Lions FC has announced the signings off former Urbana University star Abby Pearson and Dayton University center backs Meghan Scharer and Sarah Senoyuit for the 2013 W-League season.
Pearson, from Xenia Ohio, was a four-year starter for Urbana University and became the first Blue Knight women’s soccer player to earn NCAA D-II Daktronics All-Midwest Region honors following the 2012 season. Pearson also earned First Team All-Conference honors in the G-MAC, picked up All-Ohio First Team honors, led the G-MAC in assists (10), and finished second in points (22) and fifth in goals (6). She led Urbana in goals, assists, points, shots (45), shots on goal (31), and shots on goal percentage.
Pearson finished her career at Urbana ranking second in game-winning assists (8), third in assists (20), fifth in game-winning goals (5), sixth in shots (125), eighth in points (38) and 10th in goals (9).
"Wanting to play in a attacking formation with a lot of action over the wings, it is important to have players on the wing that are not only fast but also technical and dangerous for the opponent’s defenders, and I think that with Abby we have exactly that," Dayton Head Coach Sid van Druenen said. "I expect her to be the kind of player that can make a difference and decide games for us."
Scharer, from Oregon, Ohio and Senoyuit from Perkasie, Pennsylvania have paired as center backs for the University of Dayton for the past two seasons. Scharer played in 55 games (one assist) in the past three seasons and Senoyuit totalized 62 games (one goal, and three assists) in the period.
"I am happy to have Sarah and Meghan joining the team; both are strong athletes and have the soccer skills I look for in my center backs," van Druenen said. "They play in a strong and competitive college program and are used to high-level soccer games and competition. After playing together for three years now they know what to expect from each other and I expect that to work in our advantage."
The Dutch Lions open the 2013 W-League season on the May 25 at Beavercreek High School against the Charlotte Lady Eagles. On May 18-19 the club will host the 2013 DDL Women’s Cup at Beavercreek High School, with the Toronto Lady Lynx, Ohio Galaxies and Cincinnati Lady Saints also participating. For tickets or more information please visit www.dutchlionsfc.com.