Women's Soccer Signs Three For 2001

May 17, 2001

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook women's soccer coach Susan Ryan announced that three high school seniors will begin play with the team in the fall of 2001. Maggie Haren (Phoenix, Az./Arcadia H.S.), Leanna Yust (St. Louis, Mo./Ursuline Academy) and Megan Healey (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca H.S.) have signed on to wear the scarlet and grey of Stony Brook.

"The incoming class for next year will give us a tremendous amount of depth for next season," Ryan explained. "Each player that we have recruited has the ability to come in and make an impact in her freshman year."

Haren is a 5-4 back who has been a standout defender at Arcadia High School during her four-year varsity career. She made an impact in her first season at the varsity level as she went on to earn first-team All-City, All-Region and All-State honors. In her four years, she was a two-time All-State pick and a four-time All-Region and All-City selection. Last fall, she helped lead her high school to the 4A State Co-Championship. Haren played her club ball for the Crossfire which captured state titles in 1999 and 2000 before finishing second this year.

Yust is a 5-7 mifielder from Ursuline Academy in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a four-time All-Conference selection and helped lead her club team, J.B. Marine to a state championship in 1997. She has been a member of the Missouri Olympic Development Team for the last four years and a member of the USYSA Regional Team for three years. Prior to her stint with the Missouri ODP team, Yust played for two years for the Kansas ODP squad.

An All-Metro selection last fall, Healey is a 5-4 midfielder from Ithaca High School in Ithaca, N.Y., directed her team to two Section 4 and STAC conference titles en route to state quarterfinal appearances in 1998 and 2000. A member of the Syracuse Blitz Storm club team, Healy's squad went on to capture the NY West State Cup Championship in 2000 after finishing second in 1999. She spent five years on the N.Y. West Olympic Development Team and represented the Central Scholastic team that captured the gold medal in the 2000 Empire State Games.

Stony Brook's 2001 recruiting class now stands at five as the trio joins Dana White (Livonia, Mich./Livonia Stevenson H.S.) and Lea Kyle (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island H.S.) who signed with Stony Brook earlier this year.

The Seawolves finished 8-10-1 in 2000 in its final season as a Division I Independent. It will begin its first season as a member of the America East Conference in fall of 2001.