Friday, March 31, 2006

Driscoll will play for Vermont soccer

Impressive recruiting class

University of Vermont women's soccer coach Kerry Dziczkaniec is impressed with her 2006 recruiting class that includes Wood River High School senior Margii Driscoll.

Driscoll, who recently concluded a fine cross-country skiing career with the Sun Valley Junior Nordic ski team, is the University of Vermont's first-ever soccer recruit from Idaho.

She joins what Dziczkaniec calls "one of the top classes in the program's history based on honors and accolades the group has garnered during their youth playing careers."

Driscoll grew up in Ketchum

and played for coach Greg Gvozdas at Wood River High School. She was named the Idaho Great Basin Conference West "Player of the Year" in back-to-back seasons 2004 and 2005. She was named to the NSCAA/adidas Far West Regional Team in 2005.

As a senior, Driscoll set a new school record of most goals in a season (43) with 15 assists. She also set a new school mark for most goals in a game (6) and recorded nine hat tricks in 2005. Driscoll closed out her high school career with a school-best 81 goals. She played club soccer with the Sawtooth United F.C. for seven years.

"Margii is an accomplished goal scorer and will bring a relentless work ethic to the program. Her physical presence on and off the ball allows her to be a tremendous finisher," said coach Dziczkaniec.

The Catamounts (8-9-1 overall, 4-3-1 America East) advanced to the America East Women's Soccer Championship for the first time in seven years in 2005. Vermont earned the #4 seed in the championship and dropped a heartbreaking match to #5-seeded New Hampshire, 1-0, in double overtime.

Others in the Vermont recruiting class are Jenny Solberg of Barrington, Ill., Carson Laderoute of Rutland, Vt., Eliza Bradley of Charlotte, Vt., Ali Ring of Warren, R.I. and Rachel Andres of Honeoye, N.Y.

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