STORRS, Conn. – UConn head coach Len Tsantiris announced Friday the addition of 13 newcomers to the roster for the upcoming 2017 season. The Huskies welcome two forwards
Tsantiris on Beil:
2016 (TCU): Played in 12 matches, started 11 in junior season…4-1 record, sported a 0.64 goals against average and collected 18 saves…save percentage of .818…split time in net logging 564:29 minutes.
2014 (TCU): Started two matches...made 17 saves on 21 shots faced...posted a goals against average of .810...started TCU's season-opener at Washington State on Aug. 22...made a career high 10 saves on 13 shots against the Cougars...started TCU's regular season finale at Iowa State on Oct. 31...registered seven saves on eight shots against the Cyclones.
High School: A standout goalkeeper for the SoccerPlus Elite club for head coach Laura Duncan...was a PDP participant in 2012 and earned U15 ECNL PDA College Showcase all-event team honors in 2011...captain of her U16 squad...earned high honor roll 2010-12...tabbed the Scholar-Athlete leader in 2010...earned two high school varsity letters.
Personal: Parents are Jon and Wendy Hofer...has two siblings, Ross and Sydney.
Tsantiris on Hofer:
2016 (Fairfield University): Played in 17 matches, started 16 for the Stags…helped lead the defense to four shutouts on the season…registered 17 shots, including six shots on goal.
2015 (Fairfield University): One of the Stags most versatile players during the year, seeing action in almost every position on the field in her 14 appearances and 11 starts…finished tied with the team lead with four assists, the first time a Stag rookie at least shared the team lead in helpers since Nicole Cavallaro in 2007…recorded her first career assist against Manhattan (9/30)…set a career-high by picking up a pair of assists in the next game at Canisius (10/3).
High School: Santos comes to Fairfield after captaining her Conard High School squad and named to the All-CCC West team. Santos, who holds the school record for goals, was one of the top players in the division as a forward/midfielder…was also picked as one of the best players in the state, receiving a four-star ranking from Top Drawer Soccer and an IMG 150 national ranking...lettered in track & field for three seasons…All-Conference her freshman year.
Personal: Elena Gracinda Santos...daughter of Mario Santos and Lisa Audet...has two brothers, Luis and Mario...plans to major in communications at UConn.
Tsantiris on Santos:
Zoe Steck | Nutley, N.J. | Nutley HS | Forward