Bonnie Lacey joins Marquette University women’s soccer
Jan. 19, 2018
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin native Bonnie Lacey has joined the Marquette University women’s soccer program and is enrolled at MU for the 2018 spring semester. She will have four years of eligibility and has already started training with the Golden Eagles.
“We are very excited that Bonnie has decided to join us at Marquette as an early enrollee,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “This is a unique situation, but Bonnie has been around our program and team so much over the past couple of years, she is well prepared to adjust to college life, academics and athletics. It will give her a leg up on the 2018 season and there are many benefits to her getting comfortable and growing as a person and player. Bonnie is very talented, brings an outstanding positive personality and her future at Marquette is extremely bright. We couldn't be happier for Bonnie to join our Marquette family.”
The Sheboygan Falls native played for three seasons at Sheboygan North High School before graduating early and enrolling at Marquette. Lacey played as both a defender and midfielder during her high school career, making 61 starts and posting 14 goals and 10 assists. The 5-foot-7 Lacey switched to a holding midfield position after spending her first two seasons as a defender.
The two-time All-Fox River Classic Conference First Team selection helped the Raiders to a WIAA regional championship in 2017 and was also an all-league performer as a freshman.
Lacey found a high level of success on the club circuit as well, playing 10 select seasons with Lakeshore United FC, three with the WI ODP 2000 Team and five seasons with the Mequon United USL Super Y team. She was an ODP Interregional All-Star in both 2016 and 2017 at the national event and served as the captain of her 2017 ODP Region II team. Her Lakeshore United squad, coached by her father, Chris Lacey, finished as runner-up in the October 2018 Wisconsin State Cup Finals.
Lacey attended high school with current Marquette women’s track and field star Monique Felix and they train together during the off-season.
“The biggest thing was the atmosphere here at Marquette,” Lacey said. “So many places talk about ‘family’ but Marquette really backs it up. As a kid attending camps and games, the coaches and players made me feel like I was part of something. To now be a part of this team and to be coached by this staff is incredible.”
Keep up with the Marquette women’s soccer program through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and ‘liking’ on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer).
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