Canisius College women's soccer head coach Jim Wendling announced the addition of goalkeeper Allison Maynard to the incoming recruiting class on Tuesday morning. Maynard will join eight incoming recruits in the fall of 2013 from Florida, Michigan, New York, Ontario, and Pennsylvania, including two junior transfers.
"Allison has great instincts in goal with great hands and excellent punts," said coach Wendling. "She will bring much needed competition into Griffs' goalkeeper core of senior Megan Tock, junior Bridget St. Leger, and sophomore Kailee DeFranks."
A native of Circleville, Ohio, Maynard has gained club level experience for Blast FC of nearby Columbus as well as the Freedom SC. As part of her club teams, she participated in many competitive tournaments including the Disney President's Day Showcase, Germantown Showcase, Blast FC Showcase, and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Region II Midwest Regional League. In addition, she was named to the 2011 and 2012 Ohio South ODP ID Pool.
This season with Blast FC, Maynard has started in 18 games with a 0.52 goals against average with 11 shutouts and 50 saves.
Her hard work on the field is reflected in the classroom with a 4.2 GPA. Beyond her involvement on the pitch, she is also active in the National Honor Society, Class Office, Student Council, Students Against Distracted Driving (SADD), Science Club, Art Club, Key Club, AFS-Foreign Exchange Club, and a nine-year member of the 4-H Club.
Maynard chose to attend Canisius with interest expressed by Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Tech, Ohio Wesleyan, and Wittenberg University. In the fall, she will be majoring in animal behavior at the College.