Diablos Resign Two Popular Local Players

Diablos Resign Two Popular Local Players The division champion AC Diablos of the East Conference-South Division of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) have re-signed 2 college standouts and home town favorites, Alicia Hall of Port Republic and Dani Collins of Cream Ridge. Both players will resume their roles as Diablos’ team captains in their second seasons at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, NJ. Alicia Hall, who played high school ball for Holy Spirit, currently helps anchor the midfield and back for Rutgers New Brunswick’s Scarlet Knights. In her high school career, she had a school record 78 goals and 44 assists, registering 21 goals and 10 assists as a senior. She was named the 2004 Atlantic City Press Female Soccer Player of the Year. In 2003 she tallied 74 points, helping Holy Spirit to a 14-4-1 record and the CAL National Division title. Hall’s club team, the Lacey Independent Magic, won six State Cup titles. In her first season at Rutgers, she played in all 21 matches, earning 18 starts and five points. In 2007, her sophomore season, Hall started 21 of 23 games and earned 17 points, second overall for the Scarlet Knights.

Danielle Collins, a sophomore standout at the College of William and Mary, hails from Cream Ridge and played her high school ball for The Peddie School. At Peddie, Collins lettered four seasons in soccer and two in basketball. She was a three-time New Jersey all-prep team selection and as a senior earned the Coaches Sportsmanship and Leadership Award. Dani played along with Alicia Hall on the Lacey Independent Magic, and was also a two-time winner of the New Jersey State Cup Championship Fair Play Award. In her first season at William and Mary, Collins started 16 of 17 games. In the 2006 season, Collins started all 21 games and earned seven points from her spot in the back. She helped her team finish 10-0-1 in their conference and 16-1-4 overall.

For the 2006 season, Alicia Hall was selected to the Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic First Team as a midfielder, while Danielle Collins was named to the Second Team as a defender.

Head coach and owner Matt Driver states, “We are really looking forward to this upcoming season. We hope to capitalize on last season’s success by maintaining our core and adding some new talent as well. Returning starters like Alicia and Dani will anchor our team and the combination of new and old players will add some spark.”

The WPSL is the highest level of women's soccer in the United States and one of the top leagues in the world. The mission is to provide the highest level of women's soccer competition while simultaneously providing affordable, quality family entertainment and positive role models for our youth. For more information on the WPSL, visit www.wpsl.info or email media@wpsl.info.

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