The Genesee Community College women's soccer program kicked off its recruiting efforts for the 2017 season by announcing a pair of signings of local high school seniors. Committing to the Cougars for next fall were Leah Czechowski (Akron) and Hailey Laude (Pembroke).
Czechowski joins GCC as a forward after a successful career at Akron High School where she garnered all-league honors. Also an all-league member of the track and field team, Leah will study Physical Education at Genesee.
Laude, also a forward, played for Pembroke High School and earned honorable mention all-league honors. She will study either Athletic Training or Nursing at GCC.
Genesee played to a 12-6 record in 2016, including a trip to the Region III quarterfinals. The Cougars were ranked as high as No. 3 in the NJCAA National Poll, which they were a part of four seven consecutive weeks.
(Leah Czechowski (left picture) and Hailey Laude (right picture) are joined by GCC women's soccer head coach Jeff Reyngoudt as they sign National Letters of Intent to join the Cougars next fall)