COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's soccer program announced the signing of the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday.
"We're excited to add another strong class to our program," head coach Aimee Haywood said. "First and foremost, they bring strong academic credentials to Ohio Dominican. They will be ready to contribute immediately to the competitiveness of our program and fit in well with our team culture. We are bringing in some of the top players not just in the Columbus area but in the entire state of Ohio, and we are excited to have them in our program for the next four years."
Ohio Dominican posted a 10-6-1 record this past fall while being 9-4-1 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
Emily Wittekind | 5-4 | F/M | Exercise Science | Ohio Elite | Cincinnati, Ohio / Mount Notre Dame
High School: Two time Second Team All-Star GGCL...All-Southwest Academic Award Recipient…Team Offensive Player of the Year…Senior year team captain…Favorite high school memory was winning the league senior year while being the leader as a captain.
Personal: Is the daughter of David and Lynn Wittekind…Has one sibling, Madison…Chose Ohio Dominican because "The team and coaching staff was very welcoming, and it seemed like a competitive environment. When I toured I was able to see myself going to school there."
Natalie Brown | 5-7 | CB | Exercise Science |Club Ohio | Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Darby
High School: Four year Varsity letter winner…Four year scholar athlete…National Honors Society member…On Honor Roll all four years…Her favorite high school memory was winning districts in 2017.
Personal: Is the daughter of Phil and Missy Brown…Has one sibling, Nick…Chose Ohio Dominican because "I liked how close it was to home and how comfortable I felt on campus. I like the atmosphere and am excited to be a part of a great soccer program."
Morgan Reeb | 5-4 | CB | Undecided | Sporting Columbus | Canal Winchester, Ohio / Canal Winchester
High School: Was a two-time first team OCC honoree…First Team Central District…Second Team All-Ohio…Her favorite high school memory was singing the national anthem with her teammate before every game.
Personal: Is the daughter of Troy and Christy Reeb…Has one sibling, Carson…Chose Ohio Dominican because "I loved how welcoming the team and the coaches were when I visited. The campus feels right from what I want out of my college experience."
Callan Myers | 5-7 | F | Exercise Science | TFA | Hillsboro, Ohio/ Hillsboro
High School: Three time First Team All-District…Three time First Team All-League…Captain junior and senior year…Her favorite high school memory is scoring the game-winning goal in the sectional final her sophomore year.
Personal: Is the daughter of Sarah and Jason Myers…Has three siblings, Cheyney, Cadence, and Cohen…Chose Ohio Dominican because "ODU really spoke to me with its small community feel. I knew when I visited campus that it was the place for me!"
Ella Klusman | 5-5 | D | Nursing | TFA | Cincinnati, Ohio / Mercy McAuley
High School: Three year Varsity letter winner…National Honor Society member…Earned Academic Honors all four years…Student Council President senior year…Student Council co-chair for three years…Student Recruiting Officer and General Assembly Member 2015-2019…Her favorite high school memory is being the captain on varsity during her junior season before merging with McAuley High School.
Personal: Is the daughter of Matt and Renee Klusman…Has three siblings, Chloe who plays volleyball at West Virginia University, Zane and Ruby…Chose Ohio Dominican because "I loved the welcoming atmosphere and was drawn to their outstanding soccer program."
Kiyha Adkins | 5-5 | F |Criminology | Ohio Galaxies FC 00 Elite | Troy, Ohio / Troy
High School: Was a two time First Team American League honoree…Her favorite high school memory was winning the GWOC North her junior year.
Personal: Is the daughter of Shianne and Carlos Adkins…Has three siblings, Camren, Zavier and Quinten…Chose Ohio Dominican because "Everyone was very welcoming and it felt like home."
Caitlyn McKean | 5-5 | M/F | Exercise Science (Pre-Nursing) | PFC Extreme and Barcelona United | Reynoldsburg, Ohio / Reynoldsburg
High School: Was First Team All-Conference OCC in 2016 and 2017…Four year Varsity letter winner…Gold Academic Award of Excellence for GPA above 4.0 her final two years…Her favorite high school memory was being voted a captain her senior year even though she was hurt and being able to kick off senior night in front of her friends and family.
Personal: Is the daughter of Jim and Rochelle McKean…Has two siblings, James and Tyler…Chose Ohio Dominican because "The feel of the campus size and proximity met my original search for a college and then the tour of the campus with the soccer coach and visit to the locker room made me feel home."
Makenna Greer | 5-8 | D | Undecided | Sporting Columbus | Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North
High School: Was a three year Varsity letter winner…Member of National Honor Society…Was on the Honor Roll all four years…Her favorite high school memory was making it to the final four her sophomore year.
Personal: Is the daughter of Brian and Dawn Greer…Has one sibling, Morgan, who plays soccer at Bellarmine…Chose Ohio Dominican because "When I toured it felt like a perfect fit. They have great academics and I loved the campus. Also, after meeting the soccer team I knew it would be a great school to study at and play for!"
Ashley Story | 5-11 | F/D | Health Science | Soccer Vision Academy | Canfield, Ohio / Canfield
High School: Was a four year letter winner…Was an All-Ohio team honoree…Runner up District Player of the Year…Academic award for GPA greater than 3.7…Her favorite memory was with her club team when they won regionals and made it to nationals in 2016 because she was able to play alongside her sister.
Personal: Is the daughter of Bill Story and Jennifer Darnell…Has one sibling, Cheyenne, who is entering her senior year here at ODU…Chose Ohio Dominican because "Everyone on campus was very welcoming and the location of the school was a big deal too and also the ability to play collegiate soccer at a top program."
Meghan Ballinger | 5-8 | M/D | Psychology | Sporting Columbus | Canal Winchester, Ohio / Bishop Hartley
High School: Was First Team CCL…All-Central District…Honor Roll member…Her favorite high school memory was beating Bloom Carroll in the final minutes to advance to the district semi-finals.
Personal: Is the daughter of Rob and Michelle Ballinger…Has one sibling, Katie…Chose Ohio Dominican because "it is a Catholic school and the strong academics and soccer program. ODU also gave me the chance to play close to home for a coaching staff I really like."
Hallie Fryman | 5-6 | M | Biology | Sporting Columbus | Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing
High School: Four year Varsity letter winner...First Team All-OCC her junior and senior year…Second team OCC sophomore year…Third Team All-OCC freshman year…Third team All-District junior and senior seasons…National Honor Society Member…Academic All-OCC…Her favorite high school memory was winning in double overtime on senior night against Newark.
Personal: Is the daughter of Christopher and Virginia Fryman…Has one sibling, Noah…Chose Ohio Dominican because "I loved the coaching staff, their style of play and I love the campus."
Morgan Kirk | 5-8 | F/M | Undecided | Pacesetter Soccer Club | Findlay, Ohio / Findlay
High School: Two time First Team All-Conference…Two time Second Team All-Conference…First Team All-District…Second Team All-District…Two time District Honorable Mention…Four year Scholar-Athlete…National Honor Society Member…Four time Academic All-Conference…Her favorite high school memory was getting to play with her best friends and signing on the bus rides. Also, she scored the game-winning goal against one of the top teams in the district her sophomore year.
Personal: Is the daughter of Mark and Suzanne Kirk…Has one sister, Madison…Chose Ohio Dominican because "I love the coaching staff and the girls that I got to meet at camp. I also love the location of the campus being in a larger city."