WPSL: Breakers Academy Announces Roster

Photo credit:  The Daily Bruin

Photo credit: The Daily Bruin

The Boston Breakers College Academy announced its 30-player roster on Thursday in preparation of its second season competing in WPSL, which kicks off on May 18.

The Breakers Academy, which went 6-3-2 for a second place finish inside the Northeast Atlantic – North Division (now called the New England Division) in 2013, will welcome back 11 players from last year’s side. Among those returning are Boston College products Alex Johnson and Casey Morrison.

In addition to the returnees, the side will welcome UCLA’s Sam Mewis, as well as Harvard stars Midge Purce and Haley Washburn.

The Breakers Academy is comprised entirely of college-aged players with NCAA eligibility remaining, is one of the youngest sides in the New England Division.

The squad will kick off its campaign against the Boston Reserves at 3pm on May 18 at Harvard Stadium.

2014 Boston Breakers Academy Roster (R = Returning Player)

D – Shayna Blackwood (Northeastern)
D – Rachel Bloznalis (Boston University)
GK – Paige Burnett (Northeastern) – R
D – Bianca Calderone (Northeastern) – R
D- Christina Callahan – (Newton North HS Senior/Holy Cross)
F/M – Meg Casscells Hamby (Harvard) – R
F/M – Jen Coppola (Massachusetts) – R
GK – Cheta Emba – (Harvard)
D – Rachel Gillies (St. Anselms)
M/F – Katherine Hiller (Providence)
GK – Alex Johnson (Boston College) – R
D – Nicki Johnson (William Smith)
M – Natalie Krygier (Connecticut)
F – Krista Ledin (Massachusetts – Boston)
M/F – Maclaine Lehan (Rivers HS/Brown)
D/M – Hannah Matlock (Dickinson)
D – Chelsey Martino (St. John’s)
F – Steph McCaffrey (Boston College) – R
M/D – Maddie Meehan (Boston College)
M/F – Sam Mewis (UCLA)
D/M – Kai Miller (Boston University)
D – Casey Morrison (Boston College) – R
D/M – Abby O’Brien Providence – R
F – Marisa Parent (Framingham State)
F- Midge Purce (Harvard)
M – Paige Radomski (Assumption) – R
F/M – Steph Ribeiro – (Connecticut) – R
D/M – Amy Steele (Northeastern) – R
M/F – Taylor Tharp (Northeastern)
M – Haley Washburn (Harvard)

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