Women’s Soccer signs 13 for 2018


University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer Head Coach Eric Schoenstein has announced 13 signees to join the Screaming Eagles in 2018.

Selecting USI to continue their academic and athletic careers are goalkeeper Hanna Groh (St. Louis, Missouri), defender Mya Rasar (Sunbury, Ohio), forward Katlyn Andres (Louisville, Kentucky), midfielder Lyndsee Monac (New Brighton, Pennsylvania), defender Natalie Jostes (Weldon Spring, Missouri), defender Olivia Swafford (Richmond, Kentucky), forward Keely Thompson (Terre Haute, Indiana), midfielder Madison Cady (West Chicago, Illinois), defender Mary Lippert (Lexington, Kentucky), forward Madeline Weston (St. Peter’s, Missouri), forward Madison Spiker (Mason, Ohio), midfielder Rachel Gray (Franklin, Tennessee) and midfielder Kelsey Kandil (Cincinnati, Ohio).

“We are extremely excited for our 2018 class,” Schoenstein said. “We are adding speed, size and depth to our program, and we feel that they will come in and have a huge impact.”

2018 Women’s Soccer Signees

Groh: A goalkeeper who attends Lindbergh High School, earned All-District and All-Sectional team as a junior while tallying 12 shutouts…recorded 180 saves as a freshman…played club soccer for AFA Fillies Wyland…senior season is this spring.

Rasar: Played outside defender for one of the top teams in Ohio at Big Walnut High School, helping team win multiple Regional and District championships…Ohio Capital Conference scholar-athlete…plays club soccer for Freedom Soccer Club, winning three tournament championships.

Andres: Scored 158 goals in her career at North Bullitt High School, including 54 as a senior…named Region 6 Player of the Year while being named to the Metro Louisville All-Area team, West second team All-State, and first-team All-Region 6 as a senior…helped team win four district championships and a regional championship as a senior…plays club soccer for United 1996 FC.

Monac: A four-time All-Section performer at New Brighton Area High School and All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League honoree as a junior and senior…helped team win WPIAL championship as a junior…plays club soccer for Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy, leading team to the US Club National Championship.

Jostes: Team MVP and All-Region defender as a sophomore at Francis Howell High School…team Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman…played club soccer for AFA Fillies, helping lead team to Missouri State Cup Championship in 2017…senior season is this spring.

Swafford: Scored 50 career goals at Madison Central High School…named to the All-Region tournament team in 2014 and 2015…earned All-Region honorable mention in 2016 and All-Region as a senior…led team to four district championships…plays club soccer for Lexington FC, winning three state championships.

Thompson: Four-year starter for Terre Haute North High School, was named All-Conference as a junior and senior…helped lead team to two conference championships and three sectional championships…plays club soccer for Indy Premier 99G Elite Nike.

Cady: Three-time letter-winner at Saint Charles East High School…has earned three Academic All-Conference honors…helped team win two regional championships…played club soccer for Campton United…senior season is this spring.

Lippert: Four-time letter-winner at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School…won best teammate award in 2017…helped anchor top-five defenses in 2016 and 2017…led team to regional championship in 2014…plays club soccer for Lexington FC.

Weston: Led Saint Dominic High School to state quarterfinals in 2016 and state sectionals in 2017…led team with 22 goals and 11 assists as a sophomore…played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Premier 2000…senior season is this spring.

Spiker: Competed in soccer, track and swimming at William Mason High School…led team to district championship in 2017…played club soccer for Cincinnati United Premier.

Gray: Lettered in soccer and swimming at Centennial High School…named to the All-District team as a senior…also named team MVP…played club soccer for Tennessee Soccer Club ECNL.

Kandil: Three-time All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honoree at Sycamore High School…finished career with 15 goals and 19 assists…helped team reach district semifinals in 2017…played club soccer for Alliance Cincinnati Elite 99 Gold and Ohio Elite ECNL.


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