Women's Soccer Announces Incoming Class
Aug. 9, 2013
Carin Gabarra has announced the nine newcomers who have joined the program for the upcoming 2013 season. The nine newcomers hail from six states, with five being from Maryland or Virginia.
Freshman defender Taylor Kipilii (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) and freshman midfielder/defender Emily Tucker (Rochester, N.Y.) each led their respective high schools to state championships in 2012 and were each named the player of the year in their home states.
Freshman goalkeeper Dayton Wetherby (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) brings international playing experience to the program. Wetherby played for the U-20 Panamanian National Team in the CONCACAF Tournament and in the Central America Games. Wetherby's mother was born in Panama and she holds dual citizenship with Panama and the United States.
Courtney Mason (Laytonsville, Md.) comes to Navy with collegiate playing experience. Mason played her freshman season at the Virginia Military Institute in 2012. Mason will be a sophomore athletically but is a freshman academically.
The newcomers have joined the returning players for preseason camp, which opened on August 6. Navy will play at 2012 national runner-up Penn State in an exhibition match on August 16 before its season opener against NC State on August 23 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Navy was 19-2-1 in 2012 and was the Patriot League Tournament runner-up after winning the regular season title at 6-0-1. The Mids return eight starters and three 20-point scorers from a year ago.
Navy Women's Soccer Newcomers No. Name Pos. Cl. Ht. Hometown/High School 00 Chelsea Pixa GK Fr. 5-7 Alexandria, Va./Hayfield 1 Dayton Wetherby GK Fr. 5-7 Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wireglass Ranch 4 Courtney Hook F Fr. 5-6 Midlothian, Va./Cosby 6 Cat Macklin F/D Fr. 5-5 McLean, Va./Langley 8 Taylor Kipilii D Fr. 5-3 Ewa Beach, Hawaii/'Iolani 17 Emily Tucker M/D Fr. 5-8 Rochester, N.Y./Greece Odyssey 19 Rachel Feldman M Fr. 5-3 Danville, Calif./California HS 24 Alison Norris M Fr. 5-6 La Plata, Md./La Plata 28 Courtney Mason M/D So. 5-4 Laytonsville, Md./Damascus
#00 Chelsea Pixa | Goalkeeper | Fr. | 5-7 | Alexandria, Va./Hayfield
A 2013 graduate of the Hayfield Secondary School, where she lettered three times in soccer and four times in cross country ... earned all-district second-team honors and was the team captain as a senior ... earned all-district honorable mention accolades as a junior ... played club soccer with the Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club Patriots ... helped club team to the Capital Fall Classic title in 2012 ... also helped the club SYC Spirit squad to a Virginia and President's Cup titles in 2009 ... captained the cross country team ... member of the National Honor Society ... treasurer of the Spanish Honor Society ... vice president of the Math Honor Society ... member of the Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad and Environmental Club ... daughter of Rand and Carol Pixa.
#1 Dayton Wetherby | Goalkeeper | Fr. | 5-7 | Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wireglass Ranch
A 2013 graduate of Wireglass Ranch where she was a team captain on the soccer team ... earned all-county honors and led team to a district championship ... made 88 saves and allowed just 10 goals as a senior ... led team to a 20-2 record ... recorded 11 shutouts and made 78 saves as a junior ... served as the goalkeeper of the U-20 Panamanian national soccer team and played in the CONCACAF tournament ... served as the starting goalkeeper in wins over Guatemala and Cuba ... played with the U-20 Panamanian team during the 2013 Central American Games ... played club soccer with the VSI Flames ... served as the secretary of the student council at Wireglass Ranch and was the president of the Spirit Club ... daughter of Jeffrey and Dawn Whetherby ... mother, Dawn, was born in Panama ... has dual citizenship with the U.S. and Panama.
#4 Courtney Hook | Forward | Fr. | 5-6 | Midlothian, Va./Cosby
A 2012 graduate of Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va., where she earned three letters in soccer and one in track and field ... helped high school team win a regional title in 2011 ... team also won a pair of district titles ... two-time all-district second-team honoree ... three-time all-academic team ... played club soccer for the Richmond Strikers and FC Richmond ... member of the Spanish Club, Beta Club, Health Science Club, and Varsity Club ... earned the Girl Scout Gold Award ... attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R.I. during the 2012-13 academic year ... daughter of Kenneth and Flory Hook.
#6 Cat Macklin | Forward/Defender | Fr. | 5-5 | McLean, Va./Langley
A 2012 graduate of Langley High School, where she lettered in soccer and field hockey ... served as the captain of the soccer team as a senior ... earned All-Northern Region honorable mention honors and was selected to the All-AAA Liberty All-District First Team ... team MVP as a senior ... played on the Reston Strikers club team ... USL National Olympic Development Selection ... Reston Strikers were finalists in the USL Super Y-League North America Finals ... attended The Hill School during the 2012-13 academic year, where she competed in soccer, squash and track and field ... helped The Hill soccer team win the 2012 PAISSA championship ... member of the Key Club, Spanish Club and Yearbook Club at Langley ... daughter of Ted and Debra Macklin ... father, Ted, played hockey at Holy Cross and captained the squad in 1975-76 ... grandfather, Phillip Thompson, played soccer at Tufts from 1951-53.
#8 Taylor Kipilii | Defender | Fr. | 5-3 | Ewa Beach, Hawaii/'Iolani
A 2013 graduate of `Iolani High School, where she earned four letters as a defender on the soccer team ... led team to a 2013 Hawaii State Championship as a senior and was named to the all-state tournament team ... two-time state runner-up ... 2013 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Player of the Year for the state of Hawaii ... two-time league defensive player of the year ... three-time all-state first-team honoree ... three-time team captain ... Hawaii Olympic Development Team ... played club soccer for Leahi SC ... club team won multiple U.S. Youth Soccer Hawaii State Cup Championships ... three-time honor roll recipient ... member of the Headmaster's List ... daughter of Darwin and Christina Kipilii.
#17 Emily Tucker | Midfielder/Defender | Fr. | 5-8 | Rochester, N.Y./Greece Odyssey
A 2013 graduate of the Greece Odyssey Academy, where she earned four letters in soccer ... the 2012 New York State Class B Player of the Year ... scored 10 goals and had a school record 21 assists as a senior ... led Greece Odyssey to New York State Class B state title in 2012 and a runner-up finish in 2011 ... helped squad win three-straight regional titles and three-straight sectional titles ... three-time all-state and three-time all-county ... three-time state tournament sportsmanship award honoree ... two-time team captain ... earned All-Greater Rochester Second-Team honors in 2012 ... finished career with 24 goals and 65 assists ... also competed on the track and field team ... graduated as the school's valedictorian ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of Student Council and Rotary Interact ... daughter of Brian and Linda Tucker.
#19 Rachel Feldman | Midfielder | Fr. | 5-3 | Danville, Calif./California HS
A 2013 graduate of California High School, where she earned four letters in soccer ... two-year high school team captain and three-year club team captain ... three-time all-league first-team honoree ... two-time All-East Bay First Team ... had five goals and four assists as a senior ... won a USYSA national title with the U15 Mustang Blast Soccer Club in 2009 ... also won four state cup championships and two regional championships ... member of the Pass It On Club ... grandfather, Marty Feldman, played football and rugby at Stanford (1946-49) ... daughter of Lance and Wendy Feldman.
#24 Alison Norris | Midfielder | Fr. | 5-6 | La Plata, Md./La Plata
A 2013 graduate of La Plata High School, where she earned four letters in soccer ... two-time team captain and two-time team MVP ... earned a pair of all-county and all-conference honors ... had 10 goals and eight assists as a junior ... played club soccer for Maryland Rush ... earned MVP honors of club team in 2013 ... also captained club team ... served as the vice-president of the National Honor Society ... secretary of `Best Buddies' ... daughter of Jon and Mary Norris.
#28 Courtney Mason | Midfielder/Defender | So. | 5-4 | Laytonsville, Md./Damascus
Played both midfield and defense during her one season at VMI in 2012 ... started 16 of 17 games, and immediately entered in the lone game she did not start ... led team with four points ... scored two goals Sept. 27 at UNC Asheville, becoming VMI's first freshman multi-goal scorer since 2008 ... had a season-high three shots against both UNC Asheville and Presbyterian ... played all 90 minutes in six straight matches (9/1 through 9/20) ... a 2012 graduate of Damascus, where she earned three letters in soccer ... two-year Team MVP ... All-State, All-Met and All-County during her senior year ... team sportsmanship award winner ... also four-year letterwinner in track ... competed in the Penn Relays and holds school record in 3,200-meter run ... helped track team win three state titles ... All-Country Senior Honors orchestra ... Lions Quintet cellist ... Merit of the Arts State Recipient award ... class treasurer ... daughter of Robert and Catherine Mason.