Feb. 2, 2011
Boca Raton, FL - Players that have perfected their skills on the Canadian national under-17, Florida Olympic development placement and Florida soccer alliance club teams will enhance the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer program this fall after signing National Letters of Intent. The additions were announced on Wednesday, February 2, by Women's Soccer Coach Brian Dooley.
The four players will join a FAU team that posted a two-win improvement last season in Sun Belt Conference matches, qualified for the conference's post-season tournament and had a 4-2 mark in home league games.
The Owls' incoming freshman signing class features three defenders, including Yazmin Ongtengco-Hintzen, who has a wealth of international playing experience starting at defender for the 2010 Canadian national team in the Under-17 World Cup. She has appeared in games against Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.
"Yazmin is a physical player and tenacious tackler who's an incredible amount of international experience," said Dooley, who is in his 12th season as FAU coach.
Adding local flavor to the 2011 team will be Amunique Scott, who has been a standout player for a Boca Raton-based club team. Scott, an outside defender/wing player, plays for American Heritage-Plantation High School in Fort Lauderdale.
"Amunique is a dynamic player with world-class speed," noted Dooley. "She is a player that makes an impact in every game she plays and brings an excitement to the game."
Rounding out the incoming freshman class are Meagan Borger, a defender from Winter Springs, Fla., and Amanda Odato, a midfielder from Sanford, Fla. Borger possesses strong distribution skills and assists the attack from the defense, while Odato brings a competitive attitude and team-first approach to the game.
More information about this year's FAU recruits includes:
Meagan Borger: A 6-foot defender from Winter Springs, Fla. . . . a skillful defender who is dominant in the air . . . played at Oviedo High School and was a member of the Florida Soccer Alliance (FSA) club team . . . she has the ability to score goals after coming forward for free kicks and corner kicks . . . she is a player who will make an immediate impact on the FAU program.
Amanda Odato: A 5-foot-7 midfielder from Sanford, Fla. . . . physically strong wide midfielder who has the ability to attack . . . attended Seminole High School and played for the Florida Rush U18 club team . . . has solid possession skills and a strong technical base . . . brings a competitive attack and a team-first approach to the game.
Yazmin Ongtengco-Hintzen: A 5-foot-6 defender from Whitby, Ontario, Canada . . . attended Father Leo J. Secondary School . . . started for the 2010 Canadian National U17 team that qualified for the World Cup finals . . . member of the Ajax United Magic club team . . . a physical player and tenacious tackler who brings an incredible amount of international experience after playing against teams from Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.
Amunique Scott: A 5-foot-5 defender from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . won multiple state championships with American Heritage-Plantation High School and Team Boca U18 club team . . . member of the Florida Olympic development placement team . . . dynamic player with world-class speed . . . versatile player who can play defense, midfield or forward . . . brings an excitement to the game and makes an impact in every game she plays.