Women’s soccer welcomes nine newcomers to the program

South Orange, NJ — Seton Hall Women’s Football Head Coach Josh Osit announced the addition of nine new student-athletes who will join the program this season.

Three of the newcomers are transfers with extensive Division I experience and the other six have enjoyed success at international and club level. They will join a Seton Hall side that have made progress over the past three years and have just completed a season that recorded its highest number of single-season wins since 2012.

Madison DeCola | DEF | Mahopac, NY | Mahopac High School

Madison DeCola played a key role for Mahopac High School and PNW BOCES as a center back. Throughout his high school career, DeCola won numerous honors for his exceptional skill as a defender. His honors include Elite 11 (2021), All-League (2019, 2020, 2021), All-Section Honorable Mention (2020), and All-Section (2021). DeCola’s impressive performances throughout the 2021 season earned it a spot in the Section 1 All-Star Game.

Alex Fugle | DEF | London, England | state of central tennessee

Alex Fuggle joins the Pirates family as a transfer student from Middle Tennessee State University where she recorded 1,271 minutes in 20 games played, including 14 starts. Last season, she played the full 90 minutes and helped her team to a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt, the Blue Raiders’ first victory against an SEC team since 2013.

She played for Arsenal U21 Academy and also played for Tottenham Hotspur U23 development, Millwall Lionesses Regional Talent Club and Oxford RTC. Fuggle won the Kinder + Sport Girls National Cup Final at Wembley Stadium – scoring the match winner and winning the Jack Petchey Award for his play throughout the competition – and the Middlesex Cup in 2016 and 2018. Fuggle has a domestic experience with Ireland U19 where she saw action in two games against Russia in 2020.

Jaasiel Forde | DEF | Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago | Gardner Webb

Forde will come to South Orange with four seasons of college experience and national team experience. A solid defender, she helped Gardner-Webb score eight shutouts last season and was also a scoring threat; all three of her shots were on goal and she found the back of the net twice. Forde also assisted on two goals as a senior. Last November, she was called up to the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Forde played 56 games at Gardner-Webb with 47 starts and joined the Pirates as a graduate student.

Abby Room | DEF | Brookfield, Wisconsin. | Brookfield East High School

Abby Hall played a vital role at her high school as a four-year-old college player and for her club team, FC Wisconsin, as a forward. In 2021, she scored 10 goals and had 6 assists en route to earning full second-team conference honors. Hall helped Brookfield East to the WIAA Division 2 State Finals in 2019 and she finished her high school career on an impressive note in 2022 with 14 goals scored and six assists.

Paige Ingram | DEF | Santa Barbara, California | IMG Academy

Paige Ingram joins the IMG Academy Pirates via Santa Barbara, California. A both junior and senior team captain at San Marcos High School, Ingram was an All-Channel League nominee as a junior and senior. In 2021, Ingram earned All-CIF Division honors and led his team to a CIF State Championship. Ingram had four assists, two goals and played in 16 games in the full 90 minutes as a senior at San Marcos and played in the full 90 games in 10 games with three goals and three assists at IMG.

Grace Mitchell | MEDIUM | Perth, Australia | Stroud College

With her sister Sarah, Grace Mitchell arrives at Seton Hall from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College via Perth, Australia. Mitchell was called up with the Scotland U19 national team in 2021 and 2022 for the UEFA qualifying group where she played two games. She also started every game last season with Bristol Academy in the WSL in a team where she was named vice-captain.

Sarah Mitchell | MEDIUM | Perth, Western Australia | Stroud College

Similar to her sister Grace, Sarah Mitchell is an accomplished midfielder/defender with extensive national team and WSL academy experience with Bristol City. She was called up to the Scotland U19 national team and played in the UEFA qualifying group round game against the Netherlands in 2021. In her native Australia, she captained the National Center side in 2016 and vice-captain of the Western Australian team in the 2019 Hainan Qiongzhong Cup.

Brina Michaels | MEDIUM | Plattsburgh, NY | Western Kentucky

Brina Micheels was named to the 2020-21 C-USA All-Freshman Team at Western Kentucky after appearing in 12 games, scoring one goal and tying for the team lead with three assists. As a sophomore, she was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week and was named to the TopDrawer National Football Team of the Week after scoring two overtime goals against Vanderbilt. During her career as a Hilltopper, she played 27 games, made 21 starts, had six assists and scored four goals, including two winners. Prior to Western Kentucky, Micheels was part of the US National Training Center from 2014-2016, attended the US Soccer Development Academy in 2019 and was twice invited to train with the Washington Spirit first team.

Emma Shehan | TA | Argyle, Texas | Argyle High School

Emma Sheehan joins the Pirates after an impressive youth career in Texas with Solar Club, D’Feeters and Argyle High School. A team captain for both junior and senior, Sheehan was a key player on her high school team, earning her a spot in the 2022 Texas Senior All-Star Game. She earned the role of Standout Player for three years consecutive appearances in the ECNL Showcase, once with his Solar Club and the next two years with D’Feeters. Additionally, she was instrumental in leading Solar Club to the ECNL National Qualifiers in 2019 and again for D’Feeters in 2021.

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