2007 NEC Player of the Year Joins Wildcat Midfield
Hoyer will play the role of an attacking midfielder for the Wildcats
West Windsor, N.J. (Tuesday, March 3, 2009) – In preparation for their upcoming season opener on May 9th, the New Jersey Wildcats announced today the addition of former Monmouth University standout Amy Hoyer. The 2007 NEC Women’s Player of the Year will be a welcome addition to a Wildcat roster that is already boasting an impressive lineup.
"Amy is a tremendous center midfielder,” Wildcats President Kevin McDermott stated. “She plays so smart and simple. Her ability to distribute the ball, find our strikers and outside midfielders in the attack, and get them behind our opponents’ defense is second to none. We are very excited to have Amy as part of our team this summer."
Hoyer made an immediate impression upon joining the Monmouth University women’s soccer program in 2004, leading the Hawks with 11 points on five goals and an assist. She also earned All-NEC Second Team accolades and hit a pair of game-winning goals. She followed that up with two goals during her sophomore campaign, and she then notched 20 points on seven goals and six assists her junior year. In recognition of her stellar season, she was named to the All-NEC First Team and the 2006 All-NEC Tournament Team. During her senior season, Hoyer made the most of her last year of college, tallying 14 points on five goals and four assists. Her play as an attacking midfielder resulted in her guiding Monmouth to the NEC Championship and receiving NEC Player of the Year honors.
Before heading to the college ranks, Hoyer was a four-year letter winner at Northern Burlington Regional High School in Columbus, New Jersey. She was a four-time Liberty Division First Teamer, also receiving All-South Jersey and All-State accolades. She is her high school all-time leader in goals scored with 65 knocks on her resume, and she also spent four years with the New Jersey Olympic Development Program.
The New Jersey Wildcats played their debut season in the W-League in 1996 and have competed every season since. Under the guidance of then-head coach Charlie Naimo, the Wildcats compiled a 41-1 regular season record from 2004-06, winning regular season titles in 2004 and 2006 while taking the W-League championship in 2005. Following the 2005 season, the Wildcats were named the USL Franchise of the Year, and Naimo won the FieldTurf W-League Coach of the Year award in 2006.
The USL W-League played its inaugural season in 1995, and it is recognized as the premiere development league for female players in North America. The schedule is set to open next May and commence in August.