AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern head women's soccer coach Samantha Snow recently announced her 2014 recruiting class. The Lady Hurricanes will add 13 new faces to the roster for the 2014-15 academic year.
"We are very excited and optimistic with this group," said Snow. "There's a good mix of talented club players and transfers."
This year's class includes two junior college transfers, a transfer from the NAIA ranks and 10 true freshmen.
"Many of the newcomers will see immediate playing time as many have played and performed in big games," said Snow. "We will have a healthy competition within our squad which can only make us better as a team."
Here's a look at the class:
Midfielder from Bradenton, Fla...Graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School...Four-year member of the varsity team at LRHS that won four district titles, two regional titles and reached the state semifinals twice...Three years with Clearwater Chargers Club and four years with the Braden River Soccer Club (Fla.)
Forward from Walnut Grove, Ga...Junior transfer from Georgia Gwinnett College, played freshman year for GGC, injured sophomore year...Played four years of varsity soccer at Walnut Grove High School
Goalkeeper from Columbus, Ga...Sophomore transfer from USC Salkehatchie...Graduated high school from St. Anne Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, Ga...At Pacelli, named All Bi-City three times...Played in the S.OW.E.G.A All Star Game 2011-12 and 2012-13....At USC Salkehatchie, received All-Region Second Team award and team MVP in 2013 season
Defender from Norcross, Ga...Played four years at Mountain View High School
Midfielder from Dallas, Ga...Varsity starter all four years for Paulding County High School...team captain sophomore through senior year, scholar athlete 2011, Coach's Award recipient in 2012 and 2013...HOSA member
Defender from St. Mary's, Ga...Graduated from Camden County High School...CCHS posted undefeated season in 2014...Played club soccer for Golden Isles Soccer Club
Goalkeeper from Acworth, Ga...Played four years at Allatoona High School...Helped lead AHS to the 2012 Georgia AAA state championship, a Region 5-AAAAA runner-up finish in 2013 and the 2014 Region 5-AAAAA championship...Played club soccer with the Northwest YMCA and Southern Soccer Academy...Selected to Cobb County All-Star Team in 2014
Haley Elizabeith Oubre
Midfielder from Thomson, Ga...Played four years at Thomson High School...Collected 52 goals and 46 assists at THS while serving as the team captain for three seasons...Two-time selection to the All-Region First Team...Played club soccer for the GA/SC Bull Soccer Club
Midfielder from Kennesaw, Ga...Played four years at Carlton J. Kell High School and served as team captain her final season...Club team is SSA NORTHWEST U-18 Athena B
Defender from Atlanta, Ga...Junior transfer from USC Salkehatchie...Started both years at USC Salkehatchie...Graduated from Mundys Mill High School in Jonesboro, Ga...Named All-Region First Team at Mundys Mill in 2011-12
Forward from Chula, Ga...Played four years at Tift Area High School...Received All-Region GISA recognition three years and the Best Offensive Player award in 2012-13...Scored 15 goals in 10 games during 2014 season
Midfielder from Douglasville, Ga...Graduated from South Paulding High School...Played club soccer for SSA Chelsea 96 Black Team
Midfielder from Warner Robins, Ga...Played four years at Houston County High School...One of five from Middle Georgia to receive the Robins Federal Credit Union Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship...Club team is Athena A CGSA
The Lady Hurricanes open up their 2014 campaign on Sept. 5 when they host Eckerd College at noon.