QU Women's Soccer Adds Three More to 2015 Roster

QU Women's Soccer Adds Three More to 2015 Roster

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's soccer head coach Dave Clarke announced Monday the addition of three more players who will join the program this fall. Amanda Westman (Sundsvall, Sweden), Devan Malcolm (Natick, Mass.) and Madison Borowiec (Windsor, Conn.) will sport the navy and gold when the 2015 season gets underway in August.

Westman, Malcolm and Borowiec join a list of 10 student-athletes who will also play this fall. The 10 student-athletes are Jessica Cascio (Hebron, Connecticut), Caroline DeBonis (Flushing, New York), Emily Dryzgula (North Branford, Connecticut), Brooke Dunne (Kildare, Ireland), Katrina Friedman (Syosset, New York), Jessica Gargan (Swords , Dublin , Ireland), Nadya Gill (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Kylie Lance (Stow, Massachusetts), Sarahkate Norton (East Bridgewater, Massachusetts), and Alexandra Pelletier (Cheshire, Connecticut).

Name: Amanda Westman
Class: Freshmen
Position: Defense/Midfield
Height: 5-5
Hometown: Sundsvall, Sweden
High School: Sundsvalls gymnasium Vastermalm
Club Team: SDFF (Sundsvalls DFF)

Why did you choose Quinnipiac?
I chose Quinnipiac because it looks like an amazing university. The school allows me to play soccer at a high level with a great coaching staff for a great program. Apart from that, the school offers a tremendous education which is very important for me. And finally the campus and its surroundings are very beautiful and remind me of home.

From a soccer standpoint, what was appealing about the University and women's soccer program?
The coaches are very experienced and have a great attitude towards the game and their players. I believe that they can help me develop as a player and the team seems to be strong and have great potential. It looks like they are working for each other, and that for me, is one of the most important things.

What are your expectations for the upcoming 2015 season?
In the 2015 season, I aim to play the best I can and to develop both as a soccer player and as a person. I want to contribute with hard work and positive energy and help the team to win the MAAC Championship and have a great season. As for the school, I hope to adapt quickly, to make great friends and have a good time!

Individual/Team Soccer Accomplishments:

- Debuted on the Alno IF A-Team as the youngest player in 2010 (14 years old)
- Helped her team to State Championships in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 
- Served as team captain for the 96 State Team for three years (2011-2013) and was the only player to play all 90 minutes every game
- Played for the 95 State Team in 2011-12
- Selected Defensive Player of the Year in 2012
- Helped transition Alno IF from Division III to Division I in 2012
- Selected as one of 30 players for the National Team (F-17) in 2013
- The first year in SDFF, started every game in Division I (2014)
- Nominated to the State Team of the Year in 2012 (of all sports)
- Winner of several tournaments with both Alno IF F94/95 and Alno IF F 96/97 - The biggest win coming in the Nordic Top 12 – 
   an invitational tournament for the best teams in Sweden

Name: Devan Malcolm
Class: Freshman
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Natick, Massachusetts
High School: Natick High School
Club Team: Boston Breakers Academy

Why did you choose Quinnipiac?
Attending Quinnipiac will allow me to study athletic training and sports medicine in one of the best health science programs around. In addition to the strong academics the school offers, I will also be able to play competitive Division I soccer. The campus is just the right size for me and a good distance from home, and this is where I felt most comfortable.

From a soccer standpoint, what was appealing about the University and women's soccer program?
The atmosphere of the entire Quinnipiac soccer program is very positive and what I found most appealing. The coaching staff is experienced and knowledgeable, and knows what it takes to develop players and create a team that can find success both on and off the field. The girls are incredibly welcoming and unified, and that is something I am looking forward to becoming a part of.

What are your expectations for the upcoming 2015 season?
My expectation for the upcoming 2015 season is a lot of hard work followed by great success. I am hoping to be a positive impact on the team while developing my own skills as a goalkeeper.

Individual/Team Soccer Accomplishments:

- A four-year starter at Natick High School – serving as team captain in 2014
- Earned Bay State League Honors in 2013 and 2014
- Named Most Valuable Player in 2014
- Helped Natick to two Herget Division Titles in 2011 and 2013
- Led the team to four tournament appearances, advancing to the Quarterfinals in the South Division 1 Sectionals
   in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
- Led her former club team to Super Y Nationals in 2010, 2011, and 2012
- Guided the team to two First Place finishes in the New England Premiership in 2011 and 2012
- Totaled the lowest goals against average for the New England Premiership and Super Y Leagues in 2010, 2011, and 2012
- United States Regional Futsal Champions in 2013 and 2014
- United States National Futsal Champions in 2013

Name: Madison Borowiec
Class: Freshman
Position: Midfield
Height: 5-5
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
High School: Northwest Catholic
Club Team: Oakwood

Why did you choose Quinnipiac?
I chose Quinnipiac University for their strong health science program, Connecticut location and excellent women's soccer team. I felt very comfortable as soon as I walked on campus and was really impressed with how beautiful it is.

From a soccer standpoint, what was appealing about the University and women's soccer program?
The MAAC is extremely competitive and I am excited for that level of play. The coaching staff and the girls were all very welcoming and fully united in the team's goals. The fact that the coaches and school keep academics as a top priority was also appealing to me.

What are your expectations for the upcoming 2015 season?
My expectations for the season are that I will be a major contributor to the team. I am looking to be a positive player on both offense and defense so that the team will reach its goals and have a successful season.

Individual/Team Soccer Accomplishments:

- A four-year standout at Northwest Catholic High School – serving as team captain in 2014
- Helped NWC to Stat Championships in 2011 and 2012
- Led NWC to a Central Connecticut Conference Championship in 2013
- Named CCC All-Conference in 2013 and 2014
- Selected to the Hartford Courant All-Conference Team in 2014
- Tabbed to the Connecticut All-State Team in 2014
- Named the Team's Most Valuable Player in 2014
- Earned All-Academic Team honors from 2011-2014

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