4.27.12 WOMEN'S SOCCER: Walsh University Women's Soccer Adds Two More

Women's Soccer, 2012-04-27

Walsh University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dave Renard has announced the signings of two additional student-athletes to attend Walsh in the fall of 2012.  This brings the total to nine who have signed NCAA National Letters of Intent. 

Jessie Gearhart (D, 5-9, Wadsworth, OH/HS) was a two-year letter winner at Wadsworth High School.  She returned to the soccer field her senior year after taking two years off to focus on basketball.  In her senior year Gearhart earned first-team All-Suburban League, All-Medina County, and second-team All-Northeast District, while guiding her team to a Suburban League title, a district championship, and a regional finals appearance.  Gearhart scored scored five goals and handed out six assists playing primarily in the center of a Grizzly defense which posted 10 shutouts, and conceded only 12 goals in 19 games.  Jessie was also a standout basketball player earning three varsity letters for the four-time Suburban League champion Grizzlies.  She was tabbed first-team All-Suburban League, All-Medina County, All-Northeast District, and special mention All-Ohio.  She also ran track and was a member of Wadsworth’s state qualifying 4 X 100 relay team.  Gearhart plays club soccer with Pennine United.

Kristen Conti (F, 5-8, Hartville, OH/Lake High School) was a four-year letter winner on the soccer field for the Blue Streaks.  Conti is the third all-time leading scorer at Lake with 49 goals and 116 points.  She also broke a school record for goals in a season (26) her senior year, while being voted her team’s Most Valuable Player.  Kristen was named first-team All-Federal League and first-team All-Stark County as a junior and senior.  She was also a member of the track team and basketball teams.  The Lake basketball won a school-record 21 games and the Federal League Championship.  Conti plays club soccer with Canton United.

"We are fortunate to get two big signings this late in the season,” exclaimed Renard.  “The addition of Kristen and Jessie brings us the type of athleticism needed to compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  Kristen provides a natural scoring threat up top, with a strong physical presence, along with great speed and instincts.  Jessie has the total package as a shut down defender, strong in the air, confident distribution out of the back, and the ability to go forward on set pieces."