PASADENA (June 26, 2018) – Head Coach Taylor Houck has revealed the Caltech women's soccer class of 2022, consisting of seven incoming freshmen.
Zoe Beatty (Columbus, Ohio / The Wellington School)
Schuyler Dick (Hudson, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit)
Nivedita Kanrar (Riverside, Calif. / Riverside STEM Academy)
Jocelyn Kho (Arcadia, Calif. / Temple City)
Moya Ly (Cincinnati, Ohio / Cincinnati Country Day School)
Zoe Rock (Chappaqua N.Y. / Horace Greeley)
Saskia van Nieuwstadt (Ann Arbor, Mich. / Ann Arbor Huron)
|Zoe Beatty||Schuyler Dick||Nivedita Kanrar||Jocelyn Kho|
|Columbus, Ohio||Hudson, Ohio||Riverside, Calif.||Arcadia, Calif.|
|The Wellington School||Walsh Jesuit||Riverside STEM Academy||Temple City|
|Moya Ly||Saskia van Nieuwstadt||Zoe Rock|
|Cincinnati, Ohio||Ann Arbor, Mich.||Chappaqua, N.Y.|
|Cincinnati Country Day||Ann Arbor Huron||Horace Greeley|
Columbus, Ohio / The Wellington School
A former contributor on the women's soccer and basketball teams at The Wellington School, Beatty plays a variety of positions but will most likely make her most significant impact on the Beavers' program in the back line.
"Zoe is very calm and consistent on the ball," Houck said. "She is athletic and wins a majority of 1-on-1 defending situations. Zoe's addition to our roster will allow our team to defend better as a group and maintain possession of the ball when we get it. Zoe also gives us an attacking threat from a defensive position and her defensive tenacity and tactical awareness will help her compete for a starting position."
Hudson, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit
Dick joins Caltech from a very good club team, Internationals SC, in her home state of Ohio. The Beavers will look to Dick, a dynamic, do-it-all midfielder, to make plays in the middle of the field.
"Schuyler has fantastic vision off the ball and can read the game incredibly well," Houck said. "She is technically sound, calm on the ball and rarely loses possession. Schuyler's defensive abilities and ability to keep possession of the ball will allow our team to connect passes, attack more dynamically and defend less often. Schuyler is a game-changer in the most subtle way but she possesses the ability to control the tempo of every game she competes in."
Riverside, Calif. / Riverside STEM Academy
Kanrar is a nine-year veteran of the sport, having played primarily at left-mid for her club team, Riverside FC.
"Nivedita brings us depth to a position that is very difficult to play," Houck said. "We look forward to Nivedita coming in and working hard to make this team better next season."
Arcadia, Calif. / Temple City
The most local of the women's soccer team's incoming recruits, Kho is a former captain at Temple City High School. A Pasadena Star-News Honorable Mention, the athletic defender possesses the ability to help the Beavers' back line wherever she lines up.
"Jocelyn primarily plays outside back, which is a position that requires athleticism and depth," Houck said. "Jocelyn also joins us with experience at center back as well, as she is a terrific athletic with a fantastic work rate but above all else, Jocelyn is very coachable and is always looking for ways to improve her game. We look forward to Jocelyn joining our program not only because of the high level of soccer ability she possesses but also because of her hard working, positive attitude."
Cincinnati, Ohio / Cincinnati Country Day School
Ly joins Caltech from the prestigious Cincinnati Country Day School where she helped lead the team to a 17-1-3 overall record. Ly's peers elected her captain for her senior season. A former three-sport athlete in soccer, track and gymnastics, Ly's leadership skills and athleticism will be key in the Beavers' second season.
"Her peers elected her captain for her senior year and she has served as the captain in two of the three sports she competed in," Houck said. "Moya has a terrific work ethic, a desire to improve and a willingness to push her teammates."
Saskia van Nieuwstadt
Ann Arbor, Mich. / Ann Arbor Huron
A midfielder, van Nieuwstadt has garnered useful experience at both the club and high school level, playing for Ann Arbor United, SASA, and MPSA Crush in addition to Ann Arbor Huron. The newcomer will add some needed to depth to the center of the field.
"Saskia brings some much-needed depth and size to our midfield," Houck said. "Saskia is a possession-focused player that we will look for in the middle of the field."
Chappaqua N.Y. / Horace Greeley
Rock comes to Caltech from Horace Greeley in New York. Rock will bring a wealth of experience to the team, having competed in the first season of youth soccer's Development Academy for New York Soccer Club.
"Zoe is athletic, fast, and clever," Houck said. "She has great size and good strength in addition to having a true nose for the goal, a terrific engine and fantastic tactical awareness. Zoe makes incredibly clever attacking runs which will complement the attacking play of our current midfield."