RailHawks Women Make New AdditionsJune 2, 2008 - USL First Division (USL-1) Carolina RailHawks
Howell cited unforeseen injuries and scheduling conflicts as partial reason for the new personnel, in addition to the need to keep a competitive atmosphere.
"The additions were primarily based on merit; these players have come out and worked hard for us. It also keeps the mix competitive" Head Coach Jay Howell said.
The new additions include two former Catawba College players. Forward McKenzie Berman and midfielder Kim Crowley both played for the Indians before joining the RailHawks. Berman is a forward that Coach Howell says will bring a fire and high work rate to the RailHawk offense. Since graduating from Catawba midfielder Kim Crowley has worked as an assistant coach for the Indians. Her coaching knowledge gives her a differing way of looking at things that Coach Howell felt would be beneficial on the field.
Goalkeeper Ashley Gregory was selected by Coach Howell for her enthusiasm and hard work. Gregory plays for Barton College.
Nicole Danford is a recent graduate of Green Hope High School and a future student at UNC-Greensboro. She was recently named the 2008 Gatorade North Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The midfielder from Cary, NC received the award after leading the Green Hope Falcons to a 16-3-1 record with 16 goals and seven assists.
The Carolina RailHawks women will be in action against the Bradenton Athletics June 6th at 7:30 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park. The RailHawks Men return home for the first round of the US Open Cup on Tuesday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m. as they host the 2007 PDL Eastern Conference Champion Brooklyn Knights. Following their impressive run in the 2007 US Open Cup, The RailHawks have decided to offer their loyal fans a special $10 ticket with free parking. Tickets for all Carolina RailHawks men's and women's events are available at the LGFCU Box Office, by calling 919-859 KICK (5425), at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by visiting www.carolinarailhawks.com.
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