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McGahey Announces Six Signees as Part of First Recruiting Class

MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan University soccer head coach Peter McGahey announced the signing of five student-athletes to a national letter of intent on Thursday afternoon.

The Chippewas received letters of intent from, Emma Dwenger (Columbus, Ind. /Columbus East), Kaylin Hoomaian (Novi Mich. /Novi), Heather Laeufer (Pickerington, Ohio /Pickerington North), Samantha Maher (Caledonia, Mich. /Caledonia), Angela Mann (Grafton, Wis. /Grafton) and Kaitlin Moore (Westerville, Ohio /Westerville). 

Complete bios of student athletes are below.

Emma Dwenger
Columbus, Ind./Columbus East

High School: Set single season scoring record with 35 goals as a junior, scoring 34 as a senior ... named to the HHC All-Conference team (2010-12) ... ISCA Second-Team All-District and All-State in addition to Academic All-State honors as a junior ... named The Republic All-Area Player of the Year ... earned ISCA First-Team All-District and ISCA First-Team All-State during senior season ...ICGSA All-State and Academic All-State selection as a senior ... named NSCAA Academic All-American ... lettered three times in high school, twice in track and field ... played for Carmel United Soccer Club under coach Eric Nance ... chose CMU over Northwestern, University of Miami, Valparaiso, Indiana State, Western Kentucky, Miami (Ohio) and Dartmouth.

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Emma is a player with a huge amount of energy who can find the back of the net. Learned her trade playing ECNL at Carmel United a club which has produced previous and current successful players here at Central."


Kaylin Hoomaian
Novi Mich./Novi

High School: State Cup Champion with Michigan Hawks (2006, 2010) ... ESPN/Powerade Fab 50 National Champions during sophomore season ... won the MHSAA state championship as a junior ... Detroit News 2012 All-District selection ... named to the Oakland Press All-County top 20 list as a senior ... Michigan Hawks 2012 ECNL national champion finalist ... lettered three times in soccer ... named team captain her senior season ... four year honor roll student ... played club soccer for the Michigan Hawks ... chose CMU over Northwestern, Indiana State and Miami (Ohio).

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Another member of the successful Michigan Hawks ECNL team, Kaylin has developed over the past two years into a permanent fixture at center back. As comfortable winning a ball in the air as she is distributing from foot, she will be looking forward to facing what the MAC has to offer."

Heather Laeufer
Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North

High School: Set the school record for career shutouts (44), single season shutouts (15) and goals allowed in a single season (4) ... named to 2012 Ohio Capital Conference First-Team ... earned Second-Team All-District honors as a junior ... earned the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Senior Academic Excellence Award ... selected by Central Ohio Soccer Coaches Association to participate in 2012 All-Star game ... 2011 state semi-finalist ... 2010 state finalist ... voted by teammates as most spirited player as a sophomore ... lettered four times in soccer ... chose CMU over Cornell, UNC Charlotte, Louisville, Butler, Colgate and Dension.

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Heather is a Blast FC goalkeeper who had her choice of schools around the country. A very composed and athletic GK with great distribution. Has fantastic communication skills which will keep her teammates on their toes."

Samantha Maher
Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia

High School: Named All-District Conference Champions as a sophomore and junior... All-State honorable mention as a junior ... earned the Unsung Hero Award as a freshman ... holds school record for most assists in one season (25) ... four-time letter winner in soccer ... played club soccer for Michigan Hawks ... chose CMU over Indiana State, Grand Valley, Miami (Ohio), Providence and Dayton.

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Michigan Hawks midfielder Sam was a very sought after recruit who will bring an abundance of ECNL experience to Mount Pleasant. Her vision and composure on the ball is second to none and her goal scoring ability will complement her fellow midfielders."


Angie Mann
Grafton, Wis./Grafton

High School: Ranked third in the conference in scoring during her junior season (11) ... competed in the Wisconsin state championships 2012-13 ... 2011 conference co-champions ... earned four varsity letters in soccer, one in basketball ... four year starter ... played club soccer for North Shore United Blue ... 2012 Wisconsin State Cup Champion with North Shore United ... club team ranked first in the state, top 25 nationally in 2011 and 2012 ... chose CMU over North Dakota, Minnesota State Mankato.

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Angie has played top level national league soccer over the past couple years at North Shore United which has prepared her for the challenges ahead within MAC play. A player who has fantastic movement off the ball and one who will create problems and score goals for opposing defenses and goalkeepers respectively."

  Kaitlin Moore
Westerville, Ohio/Westerville

High School: Four year letter winner, varsity starter and scholar athlete ... earned 2012 All-American Scholar Athlete Coaches Award ... earned OCC First-Team honors ... named Second-Team All-District ... named Westerville North offensive MVP ... named team captain her senior season ... played club soccer for Blast FC under coach Mohammad Razack ... member of National Honor Society ... chose CMU over Villanova, Pittsburgh, James Madison, and Lehigh.

Recruiting Coordinator Coach Carry says: "Kaitlin, another Blast FC recruit, is a very technical player who likes to get forward from midfield and is dangerous around the opposition box. A creative midfielder who always is engaged in the play."