LA Tech Soccer announces three roster additions

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Strategic Communications

 

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech head coach Steve Voltz announced Tuesday the signing of three international players who will join the Lady Techster soccer program in the fall of 2022.

Riley Bonadie (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), Flavie Dubé (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) and Madita Ehrig (Eutin, Germany) make up Voltz’ first recruiting class at LA Tech.

“We are extremely fortunate to add such an outstanding class to our program,” said Voltz.  “Not only do these players fill our needs on the field, but they are high character additions that will help us build up our culture.  Getting to know them throughout the recruiting process, it became evident very quickly that they would fit in well with our returning group and the expectations for them are to have an immediate impact.”

At 5 feet 11 inches tall, Bonadie is a versatile player who can play striker or an attacking midfielder.  She has been a part of several championship teams including the NCSSAA Senior (Varsity) Girls AAA squad, the U17 Ontario Cup and Toyota Canadian National champions and the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) 2021 League and Charity Shield champions.

She also represented Ottawa at the 2019 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) championship, placing third overall in the province.

“Riley brings a physical presence with her, as well as technical abilities, which will help her succeed at this level early on in her career,” said Voltz.  “She is also extremely competitive and playing at such a high level in Canada has prepared her well for the next phase of her career.”

Dubé, a teammate of Bonadie, is a 5-foot-6-inch forward who was part of the U17 OPDL championship team, leading her squad with 27 goals scored in 14 games.  She also played two years up while winning the U17 Canada National championship, tying for the third top scorer with four goals in five games.  Having been with Ottawa TFC since U5, she helped win the Ontario Cup three straight years (2017-19).

“Flavie is a quick and very technical wide player who will provide us even more depth up front and challenge for playing time right away,” said Voltz.  “Her speed of play will fit in well and also allow her to play centrally if needed.  She has a high soccer IQ and her elite club environment in Canada has prepared her well for the college level.”

Ehrig, a 5-foot-7-inch defender, brings a wealth of experience with her from Germany, having played and started for the U17 German National Team in the Women’s 2nd Bundesliga (second highest German Women’s level).  She has also been part of the U14-U18 All-Stars State teams, played 13 games for the U17 German Indoor National championship team and played 15 games with the U17 State Cup champions.

“Playing at the highest youth level and being part of the national team pool has challenged Madita through her youth career,” said Voltz.  “She is a physical and tactically strong defender and can play anywhere across the back.  She is a great 1v1 defender and can be a big part of building our attack out of the back.”


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