Modesto-area club soccer players commit to four-year schools

February 1, 2012 

Ajax Soccer

College-bound Ajax soccer players from left to right: Katie Gruelich, Ashlyn Conlin, Regan Porteous, Kelsey Gini, Rachel Carpenter, Coach Mark Vallee, Katie Foster, Maecie Ireland, Marissa Marable, Joanna Ortiz, Catherine Thomas. (Ajax Soccer)


The following members of the Modesto Ajax soccer program are headed to four-year schools on either full scholarship, partial scholarship or as walk-ons, acccording to Mark Vallee, coordinator for the Ajax United Football Club.

• Katie Foster, goalkeeper, Modesto Christian, headed to UC Davis.

• Joanna Ortiz, forward, Sierra, headed for California State University, Bakersfield.

• Rachel Carpenter, defender, Enochs, headed to Cal Baptist.

• Maecie Ireland, forward, Turlock High, headed to California State Stanislaus.

• Marissa Marable, midfielder, Pitman, headed to Sonoma State.

• Kelsey Gini, defe3nder, Lodi, headed to Sonoma State.

• Regan Porteous, midfielder, St. Mary’s, headed to California State University, Monterey

• Catherine Thomas, midfielder, Beyer, headed to California State University, Stanislaus.

• Ashlyn Conlin, midfielder, Lincon, headed to Chico State.

• Katie Gruelich, goalkeeper, Beyer, headed to Indiana University

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