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17 FCD Graduates Return for 2016 Summer

By R.Hirst, 03/24/16, 10:00AM EDT


College Preparation at FCD

March 24, 2016 - FC Durham Academy is five weeks away from the opening of the 2016 Summer Female College Prep Program and the return of 17 FCD 2014 and 2015 Graduates.

This program is designed to provide female college players an environment for the summer months that has one objective in mind.  Their preparation for their upcoming fall college season!!!  Staff will conduct multiple college fitness tests from May to July.  The curriculum focus is on the development of physical, mental and technical areas that will improve the overall speed of play.  Training sessions will take place 2-3 times per week, based on game schedules and recovery sessions.  Goalkeepers will have Goalkeeper Specific Training at every session.  A one week college fitness camp the end of July is the closing component of this program.

FCD has teams entered in all 3 OWSL U21 levels of play with the highest being the Provincial Division.  a high level of competition.  

FCD's top 2016 and 2017 Graduates will also join this group for the 2016 summer.

Over the past two years, FCD Graduating Female Student-Athletes have been successful making the transition to the college soccer environment.  This culture is proven, as 17 of our graduated 2014 and 2015 players will be returning in 2016.  Returning are:

Gitty Donaghy - Bryant University
Carlie Thornber - Tusculum College
Alyssa Smith - Western Michigan University
Ohnieka Campbell - Southern University
Danelle Lindo - Jacksonville State University
Madison Carruthers - Jacksonville State University
Alex Ralph - Bryant University
Katrina Giantsopoulos - Davis & Elkins College
Nicole McMillen - Tusculum College
Emma MacDonald - Tusculum College
MacKenzie Diotte - Howard University
Shea Jeffery-Novak - Dalhousie University
Madison Penfold - Indiana Tech University
Shamika Langevine - Alderson Broaddus University
Jenna King - Algonquin College
Chenoya Vitalis - University of Toronto
MacKenzie Barry - 2016 TBD

A few of the ladies 2015 College Season Highlights:

Katrina Giantsopoulos - Davis & Elkins College - Freshman

Second overall in NCAA D2 Goal Scoring with 26 goals, 12 assists and 70 points in 18 games.

G-MAC Offensive Player of the Year

G-MAC Freshman of the Year

G-MAC All Conference First Team

G-MAC All Freshman Team

All-Midwest Regional First Team

HERO Sports D2 Freshman of the Year

Alex Ralph - Bryant University - Freshman

NEC All-Rookie Team

Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll

Gitty Donaghy - Bryant University - Sophomore

Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll

Carlie Thornber - Tusculum College - Sophomore

CoSIDA NCAA D2 Academic All-American

19 starts/5 goals/10 assists and starting CB 

Jenna King - Algonquin College - Freshman

OCAA Goalkeeper of the Year

OCAA Gold Medalist

MacKenzie Diotte - Howard University - Freshman

Played in NCAA D1 Tournament

20 Starts and 0.804 Save %

Alyssa Smith - Western Michigan University - Sophomore

Played in NCAA D1 Tournament

22 games played/18 starts