The Omaha women’s soccer recruiting class: (L-R) Sarah Doran, Andrea Daves, Sydney Randall, Emily Fontana, Bailey Cascio...
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Mavericks Announce 2017 Recruiting Class

Omaha Athletics | February 01, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha women’s soccer head coach Tim Walters introduced a dynamic signing class, adding six players for the upcoming season. Joining the Mavericks on the soccer field next season will be Bailey Cascio (Omaha, Neb.), Andres Daves (Denver, Colo.), Sarah Doran (Edina, Minn.), Emily Fontana (Ankeny, Iowa), Sydney Randall (Anoka, Minn.) and Lauren Witte (Lakeville, Minn.).

"I’m really excited about the six women we have added in this recruiting class,” said Walters. “This is a group with tremendous character, who are eager to come in, compete, and learn from our seniors and coaching staff. I am delighted to welcome them to Omaha and eager to see them have a positive impact on this program’s future.”

Bailey Cascio, F, 5-5, Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Bailey Cascio comes to Omaha from Millard North High School. A 5’5 forward, Cascio helped the Mustangs to three straight state tournaments. She was a First Team All-State selection by the Omaha World-Herald and a First Team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal-Star following the 2016 season. During her first three seasons, Cascio has scored 38 goals with 24 assists. She will continue her high school career this spring as a senior.

Additionally, Cascio has played club soccer for the Elite Girls Academy, coached by Marcus Kelcher. Her team is a two-time Nebraska State Cup champion and won the 2016 Region II title.

Andrea Daves, MF, 5-6, Denver, Colo. (East)
Hailing from the Centennial State, Daves is a 5-6 attacking midfielder, who is a three-year starter for the Denver East Angels and coach Beth Hinz. She served as a team captain during her junior season. In her first three seasons, she has scored 16 goals with 20 assists. Daves, who will be playing her senior season this spring, not only excelled on the soccer pitch but enters her final semester of high school with a 4.9 GPA.

Daves has played club soccer for the Bloomfield Blast, coached by David Castro. Her team captured the 2015 Colorado State Cup championship and was a semifinalist in 2016.

Sarah Doran, F, 5-9, Edina, Minn. (Edina)
A decorated 5’9” forward from Edina, Minn., earned First Team All-State honors last season. She led the Hornets to an 11-6-2 record last season and had 22 points on 10 goals and two assists. Doran picked up second team all-state honors as a junior, tallying 20 points on eight goals and four assists.

Doran has played club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy, coached by Bulut Ozturk. In 2016, her MTA team won the regional tournament and advanced to the national club tournament.

Doran also lettered in track twice, running the 200 meter, 400 meter and 4x200 meter events.

Emily Fontana, D, 5-5, Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny Centennial)
An Iowa import, Emily Fontana is a 5-5 defender from Ankeny. A two-year letterwinner, Fontana will continue her high school career at Ankeny Centennial this spring as a senior. She led the Jaguars to the Iowa 3A State Title as a junior. Playing as a defender her first two seasons, Fontana scored five goals with five assists and was an all-district performer as a junior. She will continue her high school career this spring as a senior.

Fontana has played club soccer for Iowa Rush, coached by Daryl Brazeau. Her team has won two consecutive Iowa State Cup Titles, and she has twice been a part of the Rush National team.

Fontana also is a three-year letter winner in basketball and a part of the Jaguars’ 2015-16 Iowa 5A State Championship team.

Sydney Randall, MF, 5-3, Anoka, Minn. (Anoka)
Reaching into the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Sydney Randall is a 5’3 midfielder from Anoka. Randall has played three years for Coach Amber Woeltge at Anoka High School, where she has been a three-time letterwinner and an all-conference pick as a junior. Randall completed her career with 14 goals and 10 assists. She served as the Tornadoes’ team captain as a senior and is a four-year Academic Letter Winner.

Randall has played club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy, coached by Danny Storlien. In 2015, her MTA team won the ECNL National Championship North American Cup in Seattle, Washington.

Lauren Witte, F, 5-6, Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North)
A 5’6 forward from Minnesota, Lauren Witte was a two-time letterwinner and earned all-conference honors both years at Lakeville North High School. In her two seasons, she scored 19 goals with 18 assists while helping the Panthers qualify for the Minnesota State Tournament each year. She garnered a spot on the State High School All-Tournament team as a junior.

Witte has played club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy, coached by Danny Storlien. In 2015, her MTA team won the ECNL National Championship North American Cup in Seattle, Washington. She was also a member of the Minnesota Olympic Development Program.

Witte, additionally, played one season of basketball at Lakeville North.

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