Women’s Soccer Announces Class of 2021

Photo by Penny Ashford
Photo by Penny Ashford

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Adding to a highly-successful program that captured its third Ivy title in four years in 2016, Harvard women's soccer has announced the program's incoming class of 2021: Murphy Agnew, Maria DiMartinis, Cammie Dopke, Linda Liedel, Sammy Murrell and Lauren Raimondo.

"We are really excited to welcome the class of 2021," said Chris Hamblin, The Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer. "Above all, we have added incredible people to the Harvard women's soccer family. In addition to the great character, we are adding a wealth of competitive experience to the squad. Members of our incoming class have played at the highest level in youth soccer, representing their country's youth national teams and winning club based national championships. This balance of character and high level experience will be invaluable for this diverse group as they transition into the soccer program at Harvard."

The group spans three states, as well as Canada, Germany and New Zealand. The six talented freshmen add to a group that posted a 10-4-3 mark in 2016, including a 5-0-2 mark in Ivy League competition.

Murphy Agnew | F | New Hope, Pa. | Villa Joseph Marie
Played for YMS Xplosion 98 … Three-time USYSA National Championship Golden Ball winner (tournament MVP) in 2014, 2015 & 2016 … USYSA National Champion in 2016, runner-up three times 2013-15 … Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) Olympic Development Player (ODP) 2012-15 … United States Youth Soccer Region One Select Team 2013,2014,2015, 2016 … Pennsylvania State Cup winner five times … Team captain at Villa Joseph Marie …. League MVP in 2014, 2015 & 2016 … 2014 PIAA State Championship … High School All-American East in 2016 … Ended high school career with 97 goals … Member of community service corps 2013-17 … Father played soccer at USC, uncle played at Stanford.

Maria DiMartinis | M | Norwell, Mass. | Milton Academy
Competed with Boston Breakers Academy … ISL All-League selection in 2014 and 2015 … Team MVP in 2015 … Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honoree … Also an all-league selection and team MVP in ice hockey … Two-time NPL National Champion in 2015 and 2016 … Two-time US Club Soccer National Cup finalist … US Youth Soccer Massachusetts state champion in 2013 and 2014, Club Soccer State Champion in 2015 and 2016 … Captained both soccer and ice hockey teams … Volunteered with Milton Academy community service program … Father played ice hockey at Air Force.

Cammie Dopke | D/M | Arcadia, Calif. | Arcadia
Played for LA Premier FC … Four-time first team all-league selection, two-time Defensive MVP … Two-time honoree to All-CIF Southern Section second team … Four-time Pacific League champion, CIF quarterfinalists … Two-year captain of both soccer and volleyball teams … Setter on volleyball team, two-time first team all-league selection … Also a sprinter and jumper with track team, earning one first team all-league honor … Scholar athlete … Arcadia Rotary Athlete of the Month (January 2017) … Volunteered with programs for children and seniors … Sister plays soccer at Idaho … Other sister played soccer at Menlo College … Father played water polo at USC … Mother played volleyball at Hawaii-Monoa.

Linda Liedel | D/M | Mainz, Germany | Otto-Schott Gymnasium Mainz
Took the field for TSV Schott Mainz … Played for U15 and U16 Germany national teams … Three-year team captain … All-state selection each year since 2012 … Pierre de Coubertiu Award recipient, awarded for combination of high performance in sports, community service, tutoring and coaching.

Sammy Murrell | D/M | Invercargill, New Zealand | Southland Girls
Played for Roslyn Wakari and Footballsouth in NZ National Women's soccer league .. Competed for New Zealand U20 national team at the World Cup in Papua New Guinea … Three-time team MVP … Footballsouth Federation Young Female Footballer of the Year in 2015 … Roslyn Wakari Premiere Young Player of the Year in 2015 … Runner-up at National Premier tournament … League champions from 2009-15 … Scholarship in NZQA Examinations in three subjects … Received Academy's Mike Piper Award for integrity, commitment and excellence.

Lauren Raimondo | F | Niagara Falls, Ontario | St. Paul
Competed for Western NY Flash ECNL and Unionville … Played in U20 World Cup for Canadian national team in Papua New Guinea … Participated in FIFA U17 World Cup for Canadian national team in Jordan ... Previously appeared for U15 and U17 Canadian national teams … National tournament Golden Boot recipient … Captained three teams … Principal's Honor Roll … Student ambassador … Founder of Charity Passing Hope Canada … Also played tennis in high school.