NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (April 12, 2019) -- Head Coach Eric Dobrzanski announced on Friday the addition of Adelyn Claborn, Brazil Clark, Versailles Clark, and Noemy Franco to the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer program for the 2019 season.
Claborn, B. Clark, V. Clark, and Franco join previously announced Dalaney Hanneken, Elizabeth Madril, Denise Mendoza, and Karla Vargas to compromise the 2019 class.
"We couldn't be happier with our 2019 class so far," Dobrzanski said. "It is made of such talented and driven student-athletes. Each of the recruits in this class are coming to JWU to make an impact and help us reach our goals of competing deep into the Sun Conference Tournament."
Two of the four incoming recruits are transfers. Center back Adelyn Claborn is a NCAA DI transfer from the University of South Carolina-Upstate. Goalkeeper Noemy Franco is coming to JWU after two seasons at ASA College. Franco also plays for the Guatemalan National Team. Incoming freshmen Brazil and Versailles Clark are two forwards coming from Davenport, Florida, and played club soccer for Coach Leon Florez at Florida Rush.
"Adelyn and Noemy's experience at the college level will enable them to make an immediate impact on our program both on and off the field," Dobrzanski added. "Brazil and Versailles are extremely talented forwards that will allow us to be a dangerous team in the final third."
2019 JWU Women's Soccer Signees
Adelyn Claborn – Defender – Windermere, Fla. – University of South Carolina Upstate
Brazil Clark – Forward – Davenport, Fla. – Florida Rush SC
Versailles Clark – Forward – Davenport, Fla. – Florida Rush SC
Noemy Franco – Goalkeeper – Guatemala City, Guatemala – ASA College
Coach Dobrzanski on Adelyn Claborn: "We are very excited about Adelyn. She is a very composed and intelligent defender with talent at the center back and outside back positions. Her ability to read the game and close down attackers will allow her to have an immediate impact on our program. She will do really well with our team and will contribute both on and off the field."
Coach Dobrzanski on Brazil Clark: "Brazil comes to JWU with a lot of speed and athleticism and will make an immediate impact playing forward for us. Her technical ability, along with her powerful and accurate shot, makes her extremely dangerous. Brazil's confidence in 1v1 attacking situations makes her a consistent threat. She has the ability to find the goal and create dangerous opportunities."
Coach Dobrzanski on Versailles Clark: "We are excited about Versailles joining our program. She adds so much to our front line and makes us very dangerous in the attack. Her speed, athletic ability, and aggressiveness, combined with her strong shot and dangerous services, will make Versailles a fantastic addition in the attacking third of the field."
Coach Dobrzanski on Noemy Franco: "Noemy is an incredibly talented and experienced goalkeeper. She comes to JWU with not only experience at the college level, but also at the national team level. She is a tremendous shot stopper, and commands her box very well. She is also extremely good with the ball at her feet, whether it's helping the team keep possession in the back or playing an accurate long ball."
"We always look to add players that will enhance our program both on and off the field," Dobrzanski said. "In the end the 2019 recruiting class will be one of our largest. The class was carefully constructed and we are so excited because we have ensured our program's success both now and in the future. I cannot thank their family's enough for everything, and their belief in our program. We really look forward to the 2019 season."