EIU Women’s Soccer Builds Class Of 2022


Eastern Illinois women’s soccer head coach Jake Plant has began building the Panthers roster for next season as they announced the addition of eight new players for the 2022 season as the NCAA early signing period opened last Wednesday.

Set to join EIU next season are Kate Germano, Ashlyn Hoover, Kylie Mahoney, Kya Trejo, Ella Onstott, Elizabeth Galvin, Zoe Paxton and Belinda Stojcevski. 

Below are player capsules on each incoming player…

Kate Germano

Height: 5’5″

Position: Center Midfielder

School/Coach: Pattonville HS (Missouri) / Tomi Benney

Club/Coach: MO Rush ECNL-RL GU18/19 Composite / Jason Wyland

Soccer Accomplishments: Freshman of the Year, 2x 1st Team All-Conference, 2x 1st Team All-Region, Honorable Mention 1st Team All-State, Team MVP

Academic Accomplishments: Scholar Activity Award, Honors and AP Student, Citizenship Award

Other Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, Rho Kappa

Major: Undecided

Ashlyn Hoover

Height: 5’9″

Position: Goalkeeper

School/Coach: Harrison High School (Indiana) / Amy Maxwell

Club/Coach: Indy Premier United 03/04 GA Girls / Kenrick Ramirez

Soccer Accomplishments: 2014-2021 Indiana State Team (ODP), 2019, 2020 IN ODP Regional Team, 2020, 2021 All-Area, 2020, 2021 All-Conference, 2018, 2020, 2021 Sectional Champs, 2020, 2021 Conference Champs, 2020, 2021 Team Captain, 2021 Top Player Award, Athlete of The Week 2020, 2021, 2021 National USYS Finalists, 2019, 2021 State Cup Champion

Academic Accomplishments: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Academic Excellence Award, 2020, 2021 Academic All-State

Other Activities: National Honors Society, Top Soccer, Raider Volunteer Club, Letterman’s Club

Major: Biology

Kylie Mahoney

Height:  5’0″

Position: Center Midfielder

School/Coach: Warren Township (IL)  / Ryan McCabe

Club/Coach: GLSA Libertyville 1974 04G / Srgjan Smileski … (Teammates with Zoe Paxton)

Soccer Accomplishments: 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021 IL State Cup Champion, 2018 USYS Midwest Regional Champion, 2018 & 2020 USYS National Championship Qualifier, 2019 IHSA Regional Champion, 2021 NSC Champion, 2021 IHSA Regional Champion, NSC – All Conference, IHSSCA – All Sectional, WRLR – All Area

Academic Accomplishments: North Suburban All-Academic Team, IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award

Other Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society

Major: Undecided


Kya Trejo

Height:  5’3″

Position: Outside Back

School/Coach: Geneva High School (IL) / Megan Owens

Club/Coach: Team Chicago 2004 Elite / Matt Suggitt

Soccer Accomplishments: 2020 & 2021 State Cup Finalist, 2020 PDT Champion, 2021 Chicagoland “Player to Watch”, 2021 MWC Premier 1 Champion

Academic Accomplishments: 2x Academic All-Conference Team

Other Activities: National Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, National Hispanic Recognition Program

Major: Education


Ella Onstott

Height: 5’6″

Position: Center Midfielder

School/Coach: Grand Rapids Catholic Central (Michigan) / Genevieve Sanders

Club/Coach: Midwest United ECNL U18/19 / Lewis Robinson

Soccer Accomplishments: All-State 2nd Team, Michigan ODP Team

Academic Accomplishments: 4x Honor Roll Recipient

Other Activities: Basketball, Billy Bear Hug Youth Advisory Board, Homecoming Queen

Major: Public Relations


Elizabeth Galvin

Height: 5’8″

Position: Defender/Midfielder

School/Coach: Moline HS (IL) / Jonathan Dreasler

Club/Coach: Quad Cities Rush 2003G / Jason White

Soccer Accomplishments: 3-year Varsity Starter, IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention 2019, IHSSCA All-Sectional 2021, 2x Western Big 6 All Conference, 2x All-Area

Academic Accomplishments: National Honor Society, Top-10 in Class

Other Activities: Interact Club, Student Hunger Drive, Student Council

Major: Accounting


Zoe Paxton

Height: 5’6″

Position: Center Back

School/Coach: Zion-Benton Township (IL) / Cliff Pontillo

Club/Coach: GLSA Libertyville 1974 04G / Srgjan Smileski  … (teammates with Kylie Mahoney)

Soccer Accomplishments: 5x Illinois State Cup Champion, National League Division Champions, Midwest Club vs Club Best XI & Best Defender Honors

Academic Accomplishments: Presidential Athletic Award Recipient

Other Activities: Weightlifting, Snowboarding

Major: Nursing


Belinda Stojcevski

Height: 5’9″

Position: Center Back

School/Coach: Rowville Sports Academy (Australia) / Ian Greener

Club/Coach: Calder United / Mark Torcaso

Soccer Accomplishments: Plays in NPLW (National Premier League Women – Australia 2nd Division), Formerly played for FC Bulleen Lions in NPLW, Melbourne City Tournament Champions, Melbourne Victory Tournament Champions, College Sports Champions 2021

Major: Undecided


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