KU soccer rounds out 2018 roster with Swiss goalkeeper
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A standout goalkeeper from the Swiss youth national team as well as the Bundesliga, Emilie Gavillet, will join the Kansas soccer team for the 2018 season, it was announced by Jayhawk head coach Mark Francis Tuesday.
“We are extremely excited to add a goalkeeper with Emilie’s experience and ability,” said Francis. “She comes to KU after training and playing for the last two years at Bayern Munich, one of the top clubs in the world. She has also represented her native Switzerland at the youth national team level. These experiences will help her as she transitions to the American college game.”
Gavillet has seen two different stints with the Swiss youth national team at the U17 and U19 levels. The 5-foot-9 keeper spent the last two years on the second squad of Bayern Munich, which plays in the Bundesliga, Germany’s premier league. In 2017-18, her squad claimed the Vize German Champion for the second division of the Bundesliga.
A native of Montreux, Switzerland, Gavillet will join a Kansas squad that will feature 11 newcomers to its roster, 10 of whom are true freshmen. The Jayhawks will also see seven starters back in 2018, including two-time All-Big 12 selection, forward Grace Hagan. Preseason camp is set to begin on August 1, with the regular-season opener against Pepperdine slated for August 17.