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Biggs announces five in early signing period

Photo by: DSPics.com
Photo by: DSPics.com

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University women's soccer head coach Andy Biggs has announced five who will be joining the class of 2023.

"We are very pleased to welcome the class of 2023 to the Bulldog family," says Head Coach Andy Biggs. "We've really enjoyed getting to know each of them as we're moved through the recruiting process, and know that they will be a great fit with our team. Each is an accomplished student and talented player, and has proven that she has the character and determination to help our team continue to reach new levels. We'll look forward to having them join up with our team in August, and to the opportunity to support them as they develop as people, students, and players during their four years at Bryant."

Madeline Labance | Warwick, N.Y. | Match Fit Academy ECNL

Before Bryant 
Four-year varsity letter winner at Vernon Township High School … Earned Second Team All-League as a freshman and then First Team All-League her sophomore, junior, and senior year … Four-year member of the All-Academic Team … Helped her high school team become undefeated league champions and County Tournament Semi-Finalists as a senior … Played club soccer with Match Fit Academy ECNL.

Personal
Daughter of Heather and William Labance ... Has one sister, Annika ... Mother was a professional cyclist for Team Advil-Chapstick and also swam at McDaniel College ... Intends to major in Biology with a minor in Data Science.

Vanessa Majer | Butler, N.J. | New Jersey Stallions Academy

Before Bryant 
Four-year varsity starter at Butler High School … Earned All-County freshman, junior, and senior year and All-Conference all four years … Recipient of the Morris County Coaches Team Award her sophomore year … Broke her high school record for most goals in a career with 63 ... Played club soccer with the New Jersey Stallions Academy.

Personal
Daughter of Darlene and Joseph Majer ... Has two sisters, Amanda and Angelina ... Intended major is undecided. 

Lucy Smith | Humarock, Mass. | Scorpions SC

Before Bryant
Four-year starter at the center midfielder position at Scituate High School … Also lettered in track her freshman and sophomore year qualifying for the MIAA State Track Meet … Helped her high school team become Patriot League Fisher Division Champions for all four years … Earned Patriot League All-Star her senior year … Played club with Scorpions SC for seven years.

Personal
Daughter of Lesley and Donald Smith ... Father played hockey at Fitchburg State and grandfather played football at Fordham University ... Has one brother, Ben ... Intends to major in Marketing.

Jessica Rinaldi | Scarborough, Maine | GPS Maine NPL

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity goalkeeper at Scarborough High School … Helped her club team become US Club Soccer State Runner Ups in 2017 … Named Maine Coaches Regional All-Star and SMAA All-Conference Team as a senior … Led her team to a Class A-South Conference and Regional championship as a senior … Earned 2018 SMAA All-Academic honors … Played club for GPS (Global Premier Soccer) in Maine.

Personal
Daughter of Lynne and Sam Rinaldi ... Has one sister, Sarah ... Intends to major in Business with Pre-Law and Forensic Science concentration.

Katrina Stangl | Park Ridge, N.J. | NJ Stallions

Before Bryant
A member of the varsity soccer team at Park Ridge High School … In 2016 she helped her team become State Sectional, league, and Disney showcase champions … Won the State Cup tournament two years in a row in 2014 and 2015.

Personal
Daughter of Cyndi and Steve Stangl ... Intends to major in Biology.

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