The FC Stars connections at Colgate University run deep.
Assistant coach Alyssa Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) played for the club during the late 2000s. Current first-years Ruby Diodati (Mendon, Mass.) and Hannah Pinkus (Manchester Center, Vt.) are alumnae of the club, both starting at least 13 games this past fall. Coming next fall is defender Abbie Grady (Sterling, Mass.), a current Elite Clubs National League player.
That pipeline is set to further continue, as Class of 2021 midfielder Jordan Juetten has verbally committed to the Patriot League program. Juetten, a 15-year-old from Shrewsbury, Mass., captains FC Stars’ 2003 ECNL East team.
“I just thought it was perfect fit for me academically and with soccer,” Juetten said. “I didn’t want to be super close to home, but also far enough away. I’ve always been trying to take the toughest classes and pushing myself on the field.”