Clark College student athletes signed to four-year institutions
For Immediate Release
May 25, 2017
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Their performance as Penguins creates a path to educational and athletic advancement
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Coming off its best season in program history, the Clark College Women’s Soccer program has had an impressive seven players sign to continue their careers at four-year universities. Led by head coach Sean Janson, the Penguins went undefeated in league play last year, capturing their first Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Southern Division title in program history. The success of the program continues with so many continuing their soccer careers elsewhere, including:
Madison Reynolds – Portland State University. After one year away at D1 Grand Canyon University, Reynolds returned home (Columbia River High School graduate) and played for the Penguins during the 2015 fall season. Her contributions were immediately seen as she raised the bar for the team not only in games but training as well.
Molly Joyce – Portland State University. Joyce’s lone season (2016) with Clark College was the best individual performance in program history. Joyce was selected as NWAC Player of Year after scoring 25 goals and contributing 5 assists.
Ellie Schmid – Luther College. A local kid from Washougal High School, Schmid’s best attribute is her determination to excel. Her work ethic paid off on the pitch and off. Janson says, “We look forward to seeing what she does at the D2 level.”
Daisy Risueno – Eastern Oregon University. A graduate from Hermiston High School, Risueno is heading back to the eastside by joining the Mountaineers for the 2017 season. A creative midfielder who earned NWAC All-Region honors in 2016, Risueno has shown tremendous courage throughout her career and is being rewarded with this opportunity.
Abby Bohn – Oregon Tech. After two very successful season with the Penguins (2016 NWAC All-Region), Bohn will join Clark alumna Brenna Bogle in Klamath Falls. Bohn is another local kid (Battleground High School) who proved hard work pays off. Bohn was instrumental in shoring up the defense and establishing a culture of excellence at Clark.
Ellie Quercia – Oregon Tech. Ellie “Ice” Quercia is joining Bohn and Bogle at Oregon Tech. Quercia leaves Clark as one of the most successful offensive players in the program’s history, contributing 24 goals and 25 assists over her two years in Vancouver. Quercia was awarded All NWAC honors her sophomore season and was voted team MVP.
Hope Taylor – Eastern Oregon University. The Skyview High School graduate will join her teammate Daisy Risueno in La Grande next season. Taylor was a two-time All NWAC player for the Penguins. She started every league game at Clark and will contribute immediately for the Mountaineers.
Coach Janson had this to say about his departing players: “I’m obviously very proud of all these athletes but I’m equally as thankful. Their success on the pitch and in the classroom has elevated the program to an elite level. I’m also equally as proud of the other sophomores who have chosen not to play soccer but are finishing their degrees at various schools.”
For more information about Clark Women’s Soccer or any of the college's athletic programs, please visit www.clarkpenguins.com