Lady Railsplitters Announce Three More Additions To 2012 Squad
February 9, 2012
HARROGATE, TN -- The Lincoln Memorial University women's soccer team continues to make significant moves in recruiting towards the 2012 campaign. Along with the four additions mentioned this Tuesday, the Lady Railsplitters are happy to welcome three new faces for next season.
Krista Holka, a 5'7" defender out of Harrison Township, Michigan, will also be joining the Lady Railsplitters for the 2012 season. Holka is a product of L'Anse Creuse High School where she won the Scholastic Acheivement Award along with being selected to the Malomb Area Conference All-Academic Team. Holka competed on the prestigious Michigan Hawks club team, a member of the Elite Club National League. That club has won several Michigan State Titles along with acheiving a number three national ranking during Holka's term. She plans on pursuing a direction in the medical field during her stay at LMU. She is the daughter of Kim and Emil Holka.
Regarding Krista, coach Helio D'Anna stated, "Krista played club at the highest level available in the USA (ECNL). In this level, she has been, in essence, already playing college ball. She is strong, skilled, versatile, and smart. She will have a tremendous impact in our league."
Madison Rivard comes to LMU by way of Roanoke, Texas. Rivard, a 5'6" midfielder/forward combo from Keller High School, has been a team captain for the American Eagles club team for the past six years. During that span, the team was extremely successful as they took home the Division II Championship in the 2008-2009 season. She is a National Honor student and she plans on majoring in Biology at Lincoln Memorial University. She is the daughter of Russ and Jacquetta Rivard.
"Madison is the type of player every coach wants on their team; she is very adaptable to several positions and will give 110% to all," stated club coach Daniel Bryan. "I don't think she knows how to quit. She is fiercely loyal and fair to her teammates/team which has made her the ideal captain."
Regarding Madison, head coach Helio D'Anna said, "Madison is a typical utility player who can produce in so many areas. Her attitude and heart are great and I look forward to seeing her develop."
Lauren Dusold, a product of Loveland, Ohio, has committed to join the Lincoln Memorial University women's soccer program. Dusold, a 5'6" defender from Loveland High School, was a member of the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy club team. In high school, she was named All-Conference, All-Academic, and All-Defender along with her selection as a team captain. She received the High Honors Award for her academic excellence throughout the high school curriculum. She plans on majoring in Business at Lincoln Memorial. She is the daughter of Steve and Linda Dusold.
"Lauren is a leader on and off the field," commented high school coach Todd Kelly. "She is mentally tough, physical, fast, and strong."
"Lauren is as strong as any player I have ever coached," said club coach Tim Lesiak. "She plays with confidence and commitment that it takes to be a dominant 1v1 defender."
Regarding Lauren, coach Helio D'Anna said, "Lauren is very strong and fearless. She is extremely fit and has a passion for being on top of her game. She will be of immediate impact and will be a destroyer as well as a link from defense into offense."
The Lincoln Memorial University soccer programs are expected to continue this strong showing on the recruiting trail as a bright and successful future is on the horizon for the 2012 seasons. Stay posted to keep updated on the latest signees and additions to the Lady Railsplitter and Railsplitter soccer teams.