Park women's soccer coach Ken Hefner adds 13 newcomers for the 2017 season, to add to the varsity squad and to fill the newly formed developmental program.
MEET THE NEWCOMERS FOR 2017
Alyssa Gregory (Junior, Goal Keeper, 5'7")
Alyssa is originally from Lenexa, Kansas, played at Emporia State University before coming to Park. Alyssa chose Park to further her academics and passion for soccer. She is a 2015 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School.
Alexandra Ortega (Junior, Midfielder, 5'1")
Alexandra is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, transferred from UMKC. She is excited to have the chance to further her soccer career as a Pirate.
Maddy Russell (Sophomore, Midfielder, 5'10")
Maddy is a transfer from Kansas State University, she is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Maddy chose Park to further her academics and passion for soccer. She is a 2016 graduate of St. Teresa's Academy High School.
Kerinne Murry (Junior, Defender, 5'8")
Kerinne transferred from Blue River Community College, she is originally from Harrisonville, Missouri. She came to Park to pursue her education in Graphic Design while continuing her soccer career.
Haley Buckholz (Sophomore, Defender, 5'6")
Haley transferred from William Jewell College, after playing for the Cardinals one season. She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Decided to come to Park because it was close to home and the nursing program is outstanding. Haley will be playing with her sister, Taylor Buckholz, this season for the Pirates.
Hayley Seibel (Junior, Defender, 5'4")
Hayley transferred from Johnson County Community College, she is originally from Shawnee, Kansas. She played one year Baker University before going to Johnson County Community College. Hayley chose Park for the opportunity to continue to play soccer and follow her passion for writing.
Martina Gonzalez (Sophomore, Goal Keeper, 5'2")
Martina is originally from Kansas City, Kansas, and came from Kansas City Kansas Community College. She chose Park to pursue college soccer and to start on her degree with hopes of one day owning her own business.
Cheri Hedges (Freshmen, Defender, 5'4")
Cheri is a 2017 graduate of Raymore Peculiar High School. She is from Raymore, Missouri. Cheri chose Park to continue her athletic and academic career at a higher level.
Maria Carvalho (Junior, Midfielder, 5'2")
Maria is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, she has spent the last two seasons playing at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Siana Aumua (Junior, Defender, 5'6")
Siana transferred from MCC-Blue River, and she is originally from Grain Valley, Missouri. Chose Park because she loved the campus and wanted to pursue her career in psychology.
Monica Bravo (Freshmen, Midfielder, 5'4")
Monica was born in South Lake Tahoe, California, and moved to Kansas City a few years ago. She graduated from Cristo Rey in Kansas City.
Karla Montes (Sophomore, Forward, 5'3")
Karla originally from Durango, Mexico and went to Kansas City Kansas Community College. She is one of four siblings but is the only girl. After leaving school five years ago, she has now decided to become a better player and get an education to better her future.
Mercedes Daniels (Sophomore, Goal Keeper, 5'4")
Mercedes transferred from Central Methodist University, after spending one season playing for the Eagles. She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Staley High School. Mercedes chose Park for the criminal justice program and to continue playing soccer.