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Boone and Habuda to Transfer to Liberty

May 27, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Boone and Habuda to Transfer to Liberty

Liberty Women's Soccer Head Coach Nate Norman has announced the addition of two transfers who will be eligible for the 2016 season. Rising sophomore midfielder Caroline Boone will make her way to the Hill City after playing one year at Wofford. Louisville transfer and forward Isabella Habuda will also join the Lady Flames after competing for two years with the Cardinals.

"I am extremely excited about [Caroline and Isabella] joining our program," Norman stated. "They both are very good players and I believe they will be a tremendous addition to our team. Most of all, they are fantastic people who understand the culture we are building within the women's soccer program and have a passion to be a part of that." 

Boone appeared in 16 games with the Terriers last season, receiving her lone start on Oct. 2 in a 1-0 victory over VMI. The midfielder took 13 shots on the season, including six on goal.

Prior to her time at Wofford, Boone was a four-year letter winner at Lexington Christian Academy, where she was a National Christian Schools Athletic Association Second Team All-American and a three-time all-region selection. In 2012, she helped her squad reach the state championship final. Boone concluded her high school career third all-time in goals (48) and assists (26).

In addition to her high school accomplishments, Boone also played for Javanon Soccer Club team from 2012 through 2014, helping the team win three state championships. Boone is the younger sister of former Lady Flames' midfielder/defender Maddie Boone (2011-14), who helped guide Liberty to its fourth Big South Championship in 2013.

"Caroline is a very athletic player that can play multiple positions and I believe her versatility will be a huge help to us," Norman noted.

Habuda appeared in all 18 contests for Louisville this past season, receiving the starting nod on 14 occasions. The forward posted two goals on the year, netting game-winning markers in 1-0 victories over Morehead State and Syracuse.

Habuda concluded her freshman year with the Cardinals in 2014 as the team's top scorer with seven points on three goals and one assist. The Canada native posted two goals, including the game-winner in a victory over Wright State. Habuda also recorded a marker versus Kent State and had the game-winning assist in a conference matchup with NC State. Off the pitch, Habuda garnered ACC Academic Honor Roll Honors.

Before her stint at Louisville, Habuda played three years of soccer at Belle River District High School in Belle River, Ontario, Canada, earning numerous championships in the Southwestern Ontario area. While at Belle River, she was also a talented track & field athlete, garnering multiple championships in the 100, 200 and 400.

Apart from her high school accomplishments, Habuda was a member of the National Training Centre in Toronto. In 2012, she received international experience as a member of the 2012 U17 Canadian Team.

"Bella is a player I have seen play since she was in the 10th grade," Norman said. "She has always been a prolific attacking player that is very dynamic going forward."