With the 2018 women’s college soccer season coming to an end in December, Reign Academy alumni wrapped up their seasons at universities across the country.
Here’s a quick look at the success our alums had this season:
Reign Academy Class of 2018
Ashley Askevold — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Embry-Riddle women’s soccer program finished the 2018 season as the tenth best team in the country, according to the 2018 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 post-season poll. They were also awarded the Bronze-level Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award by the United Soccer Coaches. Ashley Askevold made an immediate impact in her collegiate career, contributing two assists in her first match with the Eagles. Askevold ended her first year with the team with five goals and six assists.
Ariana Escobedo — Eastern Washington University
Escobedo redshirted her first year at Eastern Washington University as the team finished the season with a winning record for the fourth-straight season. With an overall record of 8–8–3 and 4–4–1 in Big Sky conference play, the Eagles advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament before falling to Northern Colorado and ending their season on October 31.
Ellie Marks, New York University
The 2018 NYU Violets finished their season at 10–6–3 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament before losing to Virginia Wesleyan University 1–0 in overtime. Forward Ellie Marks played in ten games in her freshman season for a total of 518 minutes. She racked up her first collegiate assist on October 26 in Chicago.
Sidney Schmidt — University of Idaho
Midfielder Sidney Schmidt redshirted the 2018 season with the Vandals as the team finished the year at 9–7–3. The Vandals reached the Big Sky Championship Semifinal and posted the most wins for a first-year head coach under Jeremy Clevenger.
Anna Smith — University of Southern California
Goalkeeper Anna Smith suited up twice for the University of Southern California this season, seeing action in matches against Cal Poly and Oregon State University. Smith made a save in both matches she appeared in and didn’t concede a goal in either match. The Trojans had an impressive season, finishing the year at 17–2–3 and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Tournament.
Katie Stella — Westmont College
Stella played in 15 of the Warriors’ matches this season and made her first collegiate start against Southern Oregon University on September 3. In 442 minutes, the forward scored four goals and tallied two assists as Westmont went 13–2–3 on the season, advancing to the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship.
Emily Weintraub — UCLA
Weintraub’s UCLA Bruins advanced to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Division I College Cup and enjoyed a successful season, finishing at 17–3–2. Weintraub walked onto the team in her freshman season, inspired by Reign Academy assistant coach and former UCLA standout, Reign FC defender Megan Oyster.
Reign Academy Class of 2017
Gabby Crenshaw — Washington State University
The Cougars advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season, losing to Georgetown 1–0. Washington State finished the year at 13–6–1, tied for the fifth most wins in program history. Crenshaw made two appearances this season, both ending in Cougar victories as they shut out the University of Utah 3–0 on October 1 and beat the University of Oregon 2–1 on October 5.
Chloe Lamenzo — Highline Community College
The Highline women’s soccer team finished the season atop the Northwest Athletic Conference West Region standings, with a record of 16–2–1. Lamenzo started 16 of 18 games played for the Thunderbirds, scoring nine goals and contributing three assists in her first year with the team. Highline advanced to the Northwest Athletic Conference’s semifinals before falling to the Peninsula Pirates to end the season.
Katy Mockett — Washington University in St. Louis
Mockett started 20 of 21 games in her sophomore year at Washington University in St. Louis as the team finished 21–1 overall and was undefeated in conference play. Wash U advanced to the NCAA Division III Semifinal where they fell to Middlebury College. Mockett was part of a Wash U defense that set a single-season school record with six goals allowed in 22 games played, and tied the team mark with 16 shutouts. After the season ended, Mockett — who has a 4.0 while majoring in Systems Engineering — was named to the 2018 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-America Women’s Soccer Third Team.
Elise Morris — Middlebury College
The Middlebury Panthers women’s soccer team advanced to the Division III NCAA Championship game before falling to Williams 2–1 on penalty kicks. Middlebury finished the season with a program-record 19 wins and a 19–2–3 record. Defender Elise Morris played in 13 games and started nine for the Panthers this season. Middlebury defeated fellow Reign alum Katy Mockett and Washington University in St. Louis in the NCAA Division III semifinal.
Nalani Ogawa — New York University
Along with fellow Reign Academy alum, Ellie Marks, Ogawa was part of the NYU squad that advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament and went 10–6–3 on the season. Ogawa started all 22 games and scored three goals for the Violets in her second season with the team.
Maiya Pacleb — University of Puget Sound
The University of Puget Sound Loggers made it to the post-season and finished with a record of 13–6–2. After securing a share of the Northwest Conference Title, Puget Sound competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament, losing to sixth-ranked Hardin-Simmons in the first round. Sophomore Maiya Pacleb featured in two games for the Loggers in 2018.
Tasha Tennyson — Pacific Lutheran University
Tennyson appeared in 20 games for the Lutes and started three. She scored four goals, including a game-winner against Whitman College in a 3–0 victory on September 16. She also tallied an assist against Lewis & Clark University on September 29. Pacific Lutheran finished the season at 13–3–4 and secured a share of the program’s third-straight Northwest Conference Title.