FARMINGTON, Maine - UMaine-Farmington Women's Soccer received seven commitments for the 2018-19 incoming class. Emma Clark (Cornville, Maine), Haley Fletcher (Monmouth, Maine), Ryley Leech (Bowdoinham, Maine), Adriana Novella (Southwest Harbor, Maine), Sammy Ober (Westport Island, Maine), Marissa Parks (Bath, Maine) and Paige Ring (Hope, R.I.).
Emma Clark, from Cornville, Maine, is a hardworking, versatile defender with a determined and aggressive nature on the field. She played soccer at Skowhegan High School under head coach Mike Herrick and assistant coach Avalon Amador, a former UMF women's soccer standout. Emma enters Farmington as a Rehabilitation Services major.
Haley Fletcher, a forward/midfielder from Monmouth, Maine, was the Kennebec Journal Player of the Year in 2016 and finished her high school career with 83 goals under head coach Gary Trafton. Most recently a member of the Southern Maine Community College team, Haley is well adapted to the pace of the collegiate game and will add a dynamic offensive presence. She will pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education at UMF.
A native of Bowdoinham, Maine, Ryley Leech is a forward with the size and technique to challenge opposing defenses. She will add excellent left-footed service from the flanks. She played soccer for Mt. Ararat High School under head coach Chad Kirk and joins former Mt. Ararat teammates, Anna Manuel and Libby Ouellette, on the Beaver squad. She will major in Special Education when she arrives in the fall.
Adriana Novella from Southwest Harbor, Maine is an offensive-minded player who competes with passion and tenacity. A player who flourished by challenging herself, she was coached by May Dowd at Mount Desert Island High School. Her field vision and ability to play multiple positions will serve her well in the college game. Adriana will be majoring in Psychology at Farmington.
Samantha 'Sammy' Ober from Westport Island, Maine is an athletic, hard-nosed midfielder who played high school soccer for Lincoln Academy under head coach Donovan York. She will bring energy to the midfield unit and can play out wide or centrally. Sammy will pursue a degree in Elementary Education with an interest in world languages.
A Morse High School Shipbuilder from Bath, Maine, Marissa Parks was the first string goalkeeper for four years under head coach Steve Boyce. She is quick off her line and is a strong vocal leader who will compete for a starting spot in the fall. Marissa will be an honors student and a member of UMF's Biology/Pre-Med program.
Paige Ring from Hope, Rhode Island is a strong, athletic midfielder/forward with great speed. She played high school Soccer at Cranston High School West under head coach Jeremy Sherer. The team will look to Paige's high soccer IQ and attacking personality as a first-year player. She will join the Biology/Pre-Med program at Farmington.