Beat Signs Analisa Marquez
KENNESAW, GA (March 29, 2011) - The Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer today announced former Boston Breaker Analisa Marquez as the newest addition to the 2011 roster.
Marquez came into camp with Atlanta on a trial basis after leaving the Western New York (WNY) Flash. She was signed to a Beat contract after training with the club for only four days. "I think Analisa can play a number of roles on this team," said head coach James Galanis. "She is very fast and athletic with exceptional ball handling skills. Her versatility was a big factor in signing her, and her work rate is extremely high."
"I share a very respectful relationship with Aaron Lines, head coach of WNY, and we had been talking about Analisa for a while. Aaron always spoke highly of Analisa, and he had advised me that he might not be able to keep her due to the size of his squad. She became available and we evaluated her play with us last weekend."
In her first full appearance with the Beat, she played all 90 minutes on Sunday, March 27 in a preseason match against the University of Florida. In that match, she not only contributed to a defensive clean sheet but she also assisted Lori Chalupny's second goal in the 2-0 result.
"Thus far," said the coach, " the girls have made Analisa feel at home here with the Beat. She has settled in really well, and it feels like she has been here since day one."
The forward/defender played for the University of Arizona from 2006 to 2009. In her collegiate career, she scored five goals and had one assist. During her senior year, she was named captain, and some of honors include: All-Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention in 2008, Co-MVP and Co-Defensive MVP in 2009.
In high school, Marquez was a four-year letter winner at Salpointe Catholic School in Tuzcon, Arizona. She was named team captain in her senior season for both high school and club.
Note: All team transactions must be approved by WPS before becoming official
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