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Lobo Soccer Introduces Newest Additions

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The New Mexico soccer program has added several pieces to the 2024 roster, as UNM head coach Heather Dyche along with her coaching staff signed four additional freshmen to the incoming class.

Among the new Lobos include a midfielder in Gabby Beaudry, a forward in Savanah Sanchez and two defenders Mackie McNulty and Macie Harris. Further, the newest Lobos span from Washington to New Mexico with one from Colorado, one from New Mexico and two from Washington.

Gabby Beaudry | Midfielder | Castle, Pines, Colorado (Rock Canyon HS)
A midfielder from Colorado, Beaudry was a 5A state finalist in 2023 and a 5A Continental League champion in 2022 while at Rock Canyon High School.

Academically, she was named to the honor roll all four years and was named academic all-state.

While with her club team Real Colorado National ECNL, Beaudry’s club qualified for the ECNL National Playoffs in 2021, 2022 and 2023, with her team ranked No. 4 in 2023.

On why UNM: I chose UNM because of the amazing atmosphere that is present. The environment at UNM is special, and I cannot wait to be a part of the team.

Macie Harris | Defender | Snoqualmie, Washington (Mount SI HS)
A defender who can play center back or holding mid from the state of Washington, Harris joins the Lobos from Mount SI High School, where she was First Team All-KingCo. in 2023, Second Team All-League in 2022 and KingCo. Honorable Mention in 2021.

At the club level, Harris played for Eastside FC, with her club team winning the Crossfire Challenge and were semifinalists at the Surf Cup.

On why UNM: I chose UNM because of the team culture. It is such a positive and fun environment and it felt like a perfect fit. I can’t wait to be a Lobo!

Harris intends to major in sports medicine or psychology at UNM.

Mackie McNulty | Defender | Seattle, Washington (Nathan Hale HS)
Joining Harris as a defender from the state of Washington, McNulty can play center-mid, which she played during her time at Nathan Hale HS.

During her high school career, she was named to the Valley Division First Team in 2022 and 2023, and earned the 2023 Nathan Hale Girls Soccer Scholar-Athlete Award carrying a 4.0 GPA. On the field, she scored the most goals and assists in 2021 and 2023.

At the club level, she competed for OL Reign Academy.

On why UNM: I chose UNM because from the very beginning I could tell how amazing the community is and how they have perfected the competitive yet supportive environment that helps student-athletes thrive.

McNulty intends to major in engineering at UNM.

Savanah Sanchez | Forward | Albuquerque, N.M. (Hope Christian)
A local Lobo, Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque, and comes to UNM after a successful soccer career for Hope Christian.

Sanchez won state championships in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and scored 170 goals and was credited with 67 assists for 407 points, with her goals leading all of New Mexico going back as far as 2002 and is second in New Mexico history in assists.

Sanchez accumulated several accolades over her high school career, including being named to the All-American Team by the United Soccer Coaches in 2023, selected as District Player of the Year in 2023, and was named the state championship Player of the Game in 2022 and 2023.

Academically, the Lobo was named an academic all-district in 2022 and 2023.

At the club level, Sanchez played for NMSA 06GA and has played for Rio 05GA and Rio 06.

On why UNM: Everything about it just feels right. I love the team, staff, and atmosphere. Getting the opportunity to play for and represent my hometown means so much to me.

Sanchez intends to major in elementary education at UNM.