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Vanguard Women’s Football Welcomes the Class of 2022

VSN (admin) Posted June 17, 2022 5:00 PM


COSTA MESA – Vanguard women’s football head coach Lauren Mascaro announced seven rookies in the class of 2022.

“This class of recruits has great potential,” said Mascaro. “On the field, they make us better and deeper in every lane, they are excellent in the classroom, and they will all fit fantastically into the Vanguard community with their faith and service-leadership. team culture, discipline and commitment to a common goal, as well as daily competition between players.This group of women will only add to this with their energy, passion and skill.”

KENNEDY CYPHER • 5-7 • FORWARD • LAKE TAPPS, VA/SUMNER HS

As an adult, she was named All-League First Team, All-Area First Team, and South Puget Sound League (SPSL) Offensive Player of the Year, in addition to several team honors. She has leadership experience as a school and club captain. Kennedy played club football for the Washington Premier and attends Calvary Community Church.

Why Kennedy chose WU: “I wanted to start a new journey with Christ and be able to study kinesiology in a welcoming environment!”

Coach Mascaro says: “Every part of Kennedy’s WU recruiting story is laced with God’s handiwork, and I can’t wait to see what the fruits of that process will be. She’s a tenacious left-hander with a passion for scoring goals.”

JORDIN HOLMKVIST-WILDER • 5-7 • GOALTENDER • WINCHESTER, CA/GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

Jordyn joined Vanguard from Graceland University, where she was named Coach of the Year in 2021. In her first season, she made 85 saves in 15 games. She made double-digit saves three times, including a career-high 14 saves against Culver-Stockton. He also played high school football for four years with Chaparral HS in Temecula and club football for Murrieta Surf. Jordyn was actively involved in the Our Nicolas and Kick with Nick foundations for three years. Jordin will major in kinesiology at VU.

Why Jordyn chose WU: Amazing environment and great opportunities it provides.”

Coach Mascaro says: “Jordyn is a very athletic goaltender who makes jumping and flying over the goal feel effortless. I expect her college level experience to bring a veteran mentality to the position even in her first year at GU.”

FRANCESCA LINDSTTROM • 5-5 • FORWARD • IRVINE, CA/WOODBRIDGE HS

Played for the Pateadores Football Club and was a 4-year-old on the Woodbridge HS varsity team and part of the 2020 Pacific Coast League Championship team. She attends St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irvine and has volunteered at a vacation bible school.

Why Francesca chose VU: I chose Vanguard because of the faith-based community it creates and the values ​​it upholds. I like that I can play football while focusing on my studies. When I visited the school, I immediately felt at home!”

Coach Mascaro says: “Fran has a killer combination of technical skill and speed, which is key to making our front line deeper and stronger for this year’s team.”

MADALEEN MORRIS • 5-11 • GOALTENDER • EL CAJON, CA/WEST HILLS HS

Played for West Hills HS, where her honors included Defensive Player of the Year, two-time team MVP, and two-time All-League First Team honors. An integral part of the West Hills Wolfpack 2022 League Championship team. Member of the rebels in club football. She also played volleyball at the high school level. She attends Our Lady of Grace and is actively involved with Girls Supporting Girls as an advertising commissioner.

Why Madalyn chose VU: “The academics in addition to the inclusive environment of both the football team and the community is what really brought me to Vanguard University. I know that at Vanguard I can build my faith as I move towards my future goals.”

Coach Mascaro says: “Maddie is a physical presence in goal. She’s very athletic, with good hands and a lot of potential.”

SAMANTHA PELLETTERA • 5-3 • DEF • RANCH CUCAMONGA, CA/ALTA LOMA, XR

A four-year-old doppelgänger who plays football and tennis at Alta Loma HS. Samantha was a member of the 2021 CIF South Section Division 3 and placed second in the region with the Braves. She attends Water of Life at Fontana and is actively involved with the Link Crew, AVID and volunteers with the church and youth football programs.

Why Samantha chose VU: “The moment I entered the campus, I felt at home. God called me there and said that this is the place where I need to be. The environment, students, teachers have already had a big impact on me. I can’t I can’t wait to be a Vanguard student in the fall and play football at a new level!”

Coach Mascaro says: “Sam is a huge hard worker with great service. She has already proven she can overcome adversity and rise to a challenge.”

RACHEL PENICK • 5-8 • LINE FIELD • SAN DIEGO, CA, LOS ANGELES

A transfer from California State to Los Angeles that joined Vanguard in the spring of 2022. Played high school football at Mater Dei Qatar in San Diego and played for the Rebels ECNL at club level. At Mater Dei, she played two sports and also competed in athletics. As a football player, she played as a starter for four years and was named Mesa League Player of the Year and School Student Athlete of the Year. She attends St. Teresa Catholic Church and has been involved in campus ministry for two years.

Why Rachel chose WU: I wanted to continue my religious education. I liked the community and how welcoming everyone was. I also wanted to stay close to home and be close to the beach!”

Coach Mascaro says: “Rachel came to us last semester and she was a terrific addition. She is very competitive and a natural leader who also encourages others to be the best. She is a distributor with a high scorer IQ and very strong with the ball.”

MORIA WARTON • 5-7 • DEF • SAN DIMAS, CA/WEST CHRISTIAN HS

As an outside quarterback, she played for Western Christian HS and club football for the Los Angeles Football Club. During her LASC career, she played an integral part in the SCDSL Tag Team Championship and finals finish. She was very involved with American Heritage Girls and attends Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills.

Why Moriah chose VU: “Honestly, I feel like Vanguard chose me. I was interested in practical reasons such as the size and location of the campus, but the strong Christ-centered fellowship I felt every time I visited solidified my choice.”

Coach Mascaro says: “We’ve had the pleasure of recruiting Moria for several years and as we’ve seen her grow over the years, we’re very pleased with her speed, composure on the ball and her versatility.”

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