Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2017) – LCHS Seniors Allyson Brown, Emily Mothersbaugh, and Allison Maliska signed National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, January 24, in the Loudoun County High School gym foyer in front of family, coaches and teammates, with all three heading to the next level for the 2017-18 season. In doing so, Brown has committed to play for Coach Charles “Chugger” Adair of Virginia Tech, Mothersbaugh for Coach Todd Dyer of Longwood, and Maliska for Coach Al Alvine of Duquesne University.
In 2016, Allyson Brown was named for the second consecutive year to the First Teams of Washington Post All Met, 21 East Conference, Region 4A West, and Virginia 4A State. She capped her Junior year by being named Va. 4A State Player of the Year and All-Loudoun Player of the Year, and was a member of two consecutive Va. 4A State Championship teams. She led the Metro area in scoring with 35 goals in 2016. She will be joining Coach Charles Adair in the Fall, who continues in his quest of making the Virginia Tech women’s soccer program not just one of the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but also among the best nationally. In his five seasons at Virginia Tech, he has posted a 77-29-7 overall record, good for a sterling .712 winning percentage. The Hokies are now regular fixtures in the polls and in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Adair led the Hokies to the program’s eighth consecutive NCAA appearance, advancing to the second round. The Hokies finished the season 15-4-2 overall and 6-3-1 in ACC competition.
Emily Mothersbaugh has been a starter and letter winner her entire Loudoun County High school career, and has earned All 21 East Conference and All Region 4A West honors in the process. Along with being a member of two consecutive Virginia 4A State Championship teams, Emily is a highly decorated AP Scholar, and a member of multiple academic clubs. Next Fall she will be playing for Todd Dyer, the founder of the Longwood women’s soccer program that will be entering his 23rdyear as head coach in 2017-18. A 1993 graduate of Longwood and a former member of the men’s soccer program, Dyer owns an overall record of 232-150-29 through 22 seasons as coach of his alma mater, including 16 winning seasons. Dyer’s most recent season saw the Lancers garner a 9-8-2 record overall, 5-3-2 in the Big South, ending as one of the top five teams in the conference and advancing to the postseason.
Allison Maliska started for the Loudoun County program as a freshman, but has had to sit out her Sophomore and Junior years due to knee injuries. As a Junior, she verbally committed to Duquesne, and this year she returns to the program healthy and ready to fulfill her goals as a Senior. She has signed to play for Coach Al Alvine, who was named the fifth head coach in Duquesne women’s soccer history on Dec. 29, 2011. It took just four seasons for him to accomplish what nobody else has in the program history of Duquesne women’s soccer – win an Atlantic 10 championship. Last year the Dukes finished 12-10-1.