Women’s Soccer Adds 10 Newcomers for 2015

Leah Celarek (Schaumburg, Illinois) is TopDrawerSoccer's No. 126 player in the class of 2015 (photo credit: Varsity Views).
July 22, 2015

2015 Women's Soccer Roster

MILWAUKEE – Head coach Markus Roeders has announced 10 newcomers for the Marquette University women’s soccer program in 2015, featuring nine incoming freshmen and one sophomore transfer.

“We are thrilled that these ladies will be joining us as student-athletes this fall,” Roeders said. “They are very talented players but more importantly, they are fantastic people and students. Each one of them has played and trained at the highest level and we look forward to them making the transition into our team and soccer at Marquette.  They will fit great into our 'Family' environment and their talents will continue to elevate our program at the highest national level.”

The 10 student-athletes hail from five different states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Michigan with one Marquette women’s soccer legacy in Allison Jacobson, the younger sister of the recently-graduated Emily and Cara Jacobson.

“Allie (Jacobson) will be the third Jacobson sister playing soccer for us,” Roeders said. “It’s a wonderful and unique situation and it speaks volumes for the experience she is seeking at Marquette. We are thrilled that she is coming after Cara and Emily had such storied careers.  We won't compare her to her older siblings because Allie has her own distinct playing style, but there’s no doubt she’s prepared and ready to make a difference.”


 

 

The group includes three forwards in Jacobson, Jamie Kutey (Overland Park, Kansas) and Hailey VanDerLeest (Fenton, Missouri) and four midfielders in Leah Celarek (Schaumburg, Illinois), Courtney Dugan (Glen Ellyn, Illinois), Emma McCarthy (Cary, Illinois) and Daniell Sobelman (Glendale, Wisconsin). Defenders Bri Jager (Cedarburg, Wisconsin) and Dayton-transfer Caitlin Carroll (Macomb, Michigan) join freshman goalkeeper Sloane Carlson (St. Louis) on the backline.

“Caitlin has a year of college soccer under her belt, definitely a bonus as she enters Marquette a sophomore. She is extremely versatile in her play and her style fits well with our program. It will be exciting to see her play for us,” Roeders said of the lone transfer in the group.

The Golden Eagles report back to campus the first week in August and begin their 2015 campaign with an exhibition match at Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 13 in Madison, Wisconsin. Marquette is looking to return to the NCAA Championship in 2015 after missing the national postseason tournament in 2014 for the first time in seven years.

Student-Athlete

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown

High School/Last College

Sloane Carlson

GK

6-0

St. Louis, Mo.

Cor Jesu

Caitlin Carroll

D/MF

5-6

Macomb, Mich.

Eisenhower/Dayton

Leah Celarek

MF/F

5-4

Schaumburg, Ill.

James B. Conant

Courtney Dugan

MF

5-4

Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Glenbard West

Allison Jacobson

MF/F

5-5

Shorewood, Wis.

Shorewood

Bri Jaeger

D

5-9

Cedarburg, Wis.

Divine Savior Holy Angels

Jamie Kutey

F

5-5

Overland Park, Kan.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Emma McCarthy

MF

5-4

Cary, Ill.

Cary-Grove

Daniell Sobelman

MF

5-2

Glendale, Wis.

Nicolet

Hailey VanDerLeest

F/MF

5-9

Fenton, Mo.

Nerinx Hall


Sloane Carlson | GK | 6-0 | St. Louis, Mo. | Cor Jesu | Lou Fusz FC

Prior to Marquette: Carlson was a multiple-year letter winner at Cor Jesu Academy (St. Louis, Missouri) ... Helped lead her squad to the 2014 Missouri State Cup Championship ... Won the 2013 Disney Soccer Showcase ... Also helped her team to victories in the 2013 CASL Showcase, as well as the 2013 Ohio Elite Showcase … Also played basketball at Cor Jesu.

Personal: Born in St. Louis to Brian and Angela Carlson ... Has one sibling, Reis ... Plans to study exercise physiology … From same hometown as former Marquette star and fellow goalkeeper Natalie Kulla (2008-11).


Caitlin Carroll | D/MF | 5-6 | Macomb, Mich. | Eisenhower/University of Dayton

Prior to Marquette:

2014 season (at Dayton): Carroll played her freshman campaign at the University of Dayton, where she saw action in 14 matches with a pair of starts … Played a total of 543 minutes for the Flyers and made her NCAA Championship debut in a first round game at Virginia Tech on Nov. 15, 2014 … Helped Dayton to a 12-9-2 record and a runner-up finish in the A-10 tournament … Recorded five shots and two on net as a freshman.

High School: Attended high school at Eisenhower High School in suburban Detroit, where she was a three-time all-state, all-district, all-county and all-conference player as a four-year starter … Named player of the year in the Macomb Area Conference as a junior and senior as Eisenhower’s team most valuable player … Helped the Eagles to a state runner-up finish as a senior in 2014 … Was a four-time all-academic performer and 2012 team defensive player of the year … Played with the 1995 Michigan State ODP Team from 2008-12, which she helped to a pair of state cup championships in 2011 and 2012.

Personal: Daughter of Teri and Jerry Carroll … Has two younger siblings, William and Grace.


Leah Celarek | MF/F | 5-4 | Schaumburg, Ill. | James B. Conant | Sockers FC

Prior to Marquette: Celarek was a four-year letter winner at James B. Conant High School (Hoffman Estates, Illinois) … Ranked by TopDrawerSoccer as the No. 126 player in the class of 2015, the No. 9 player in the Midwest region and the No. 49 midfielder nationally ... Was named a captain during her senior season and earned 2015 IHSCA All-State honors ... Named all-conference during all four years of her high school career ... Also named Daily Herald All-Area four times ... Three-time all-sectional selection ... Helped lead her team to a sectional championship during her senior season ... Finished her career with 57 goals and 42 assists ... Her 42 career assists are a school record ... Selected, played and traveled with the Region 2 Olympic Development Team … Also excelled in the classroom, garnering Chicago Fire All-State All-Academic Second Team recognition as a senior.

Personal: Born October 7, 1996 in Schaumburg, Illinois ... Daughter of Ellen and Jim Celarek ... Has two younger sisters, Katie and Maddie ... Plans to study exercise physiology.


Courtney Dugan | MF |  5-4 | Glen Ellyn, Ill. | Glenbard West | NSA Lynx

Prior to Marquette: Dugan was a multi-year letter winner at Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn, Illinois) ... Named team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... Earned the Varsity Coach’s Award during her senior campaign ... Named team MVP for her sophomore year efforts ... Played for five years with Naperville Soccer Association club, most recently with their Lynx squad … Played with fellow signee Emma McCarthy on NSA Lynx... Club team won MRL and State Premiership Division ... Excelled in the classroom as evidenced by a weighted GPA of 5.6 on a 5.0 scale and numerous academic honors … Member of the National Honor Society and President’s Award winner in 2015.

Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1996 in Oak Park, Illinois ... Daughter of Jack and Lynn Dugan ... Has one sister, Rebecca, who currently plays on the women’s soccer team for the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... Also has two brothers, John and Matthew ... Has been involved with Feed My Starving Children since 2006 among other community projects … Plans to major in business.

Allison Jacobson | MF/F | 5-5 | Shorewood, Wis. | Shorewood | FC Wisconsin Eclipse

Prior to Marquette: Jacobson has played for FC Wisconsin Eclipse for the past three years ... Finished fourth last season in the North American Division ... Played on the FC Wisconsin Eclipse U23 team in 2013 and took second at the US Club Soccer National Championship ... A 2014 Woodland Conference Honor Student award recipient … Ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the Midwest by TopDrawerSoccer … Played with fellow 2015 signees Daniell Sobelman and Bri Jaeger with FC Wisconsin Eclipse.

Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1996 in Shorewood, Wisconsin ... Daughter of Tom and Diana Jacobson ... Older twin sisters Cara and Emily played for the Marquette women’s soccer program from 2010-13 ... Plans to study international business.

Bri Jaeger | D | 5-9 | Cedarburg, Wis. | Divine Savior Holy Angels | FC Wisconsin Eclipse

Prior to Marquette: Rated by TopDrawerSoccer as a four-star player and the No. 26 class of 2015 prospect in the Midwest … Jaeger chose to forgo playing her high school soccer, and instead competed year-round with her club team, FC Wisconsin Eclipse …  Jaeger was a member of FC Wisconsin Eclipse ECNL team from 2011-15 where as a U-16, she helped her team come to within one game of advancing to the 2013 ECNL North American Cup Finals … As a U-17 player, helped her team qualify for the 2014 ECNL North American Cup Finals, and in her final club season as a U-18, Jaeger led her team in goals as a center back … Played with fellow 2015 signees Allison Jacobson and Daniell Sobelman with FC Wisconsin Eclipse.

Personal: Daughter of Jill and Barry Jaeger … She has one brother, Cody who played football at the University of St. Thomas … Jaeger intends to major in psychology.

Jamie Kutey | F | 5-5 | Overland Park, Kan. | St. Thomas Aquinas | KC Metro Dynamos

Prior to Marquette: Jamie was a four-year letter winner at St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kansas), where she set the school record for goals in a career and led the Saints to four state championships and as many national top-25 team finishes … Scored the overtime winner against Blue Valley Southwest in the 2014 state title match as a junior ... Three-time NSCAA All-American … Ranked as the No. 10 player in the Heartland Region by TopDrawerSoccer in the class of 2015 ... Garnered NSCAA Kansas State Player of the Year honors as a junior as well as being named the KC Metro Soccer Player of the Year as a senior ... Three-time NSCAA All-Region … Four-time first-team all-state selection ...  Posted 16 goals and 10 assists in 2012 and 24 goals and 13 in assists in 2013 while earning team offensive MVP honors … Notched 21 goals and 14 assists as a junior … Was named TopDrawerSoccer’s national high school player of the week on April 1, 2015 ... Selected, played and traveled with the Region 2 Olympic Development Team ...  Was also a 2015 Kevin Gray award finalist.

Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1997 … Is the daughter of Greg and Janet Kutey … From same hometown as former Marquette women’s soccer goalkeeper Laura Boyer (2005-07).

Emma McCarthy | MF | 5-4 | Cary, Ill. | Cary-Grove | NSA Jaguars

Prior to Marquette: McCarthy earned a varsity letter during her senior year at Cary-Grove High School (Cary, Illinois) ... Played for Naperville Soccer Association Jaguars before joining her high school team ... Helped her club team to three (2010, 2012, 2013) USYS State Cup Championships ... Named a 2010 USYS National Team pool player ... Four-time member of the Illinois ODP State Team ... Helped lead her high school squad to a conference and regional championship ... Garnered Academic All-Conference honors for her success in the classroom.

Personal: Born Nov. 29, 1996 in Cary, Illinois ... Daughter of Brian and Eileen McCarthy ... Has two older siblings, Brandan and Aidan ... Plans to major in biological sciences.

Daniell Sobelman | MF | 5-2 | Glendale, Wis. | Nicolet | FC Wisconsin Eclipse/North Shore United

Prior to Marquette: Sobelman was a four-year varsity letter winner at Nicolet High School under head coach Tony Quintero ... Named second team all-conference during the 2014 campaign ... A four-year member of the ODP (Olympic Development Program) state team ... Played on the ODP Regional Team in 2012 ... Helped lead her high school team to a 10-5 record during her senior campaign … Played with fellow 2015 signees Allison Jacobson and Bri Jaeger with FC Wisconsin Eclipse.

Personal: Born May 1, 1997 in Milwaukee ... Daughter of Dave and Melaine Sobelman ... Has three siblings, Davia, Santino and David.

Hailey VanDerLeest | F/MF | 5-9 | Fenton, Mo. | Nerinx Hall | St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Prior to Marquette: VanDerLeest was a four-year letter winner at Nerinx Hall High School ... Started all four years during her high school career ... Named captain of the team during her senior campaign ... Garnered first team all-state, all-conference,  All-St. Louis and all-region distinctions during her junior season ... Named most valuable player during her junior season after recording 10 goals and seven assists ... Named second team all-conference during her sophomore season ... Earned academic honors during each year of her high school career ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 3, 1996 in St. Louis ... Daughter of David and Lesa VanDerLeest ... Has two sisters, Brittany and Jennifer ... Plans to study biomedical sciences.

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