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USI Women’s Soccer announces 2024 signing class


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer announced early signees for the 2024 class. The Screaming Eagles are welcoming 10 players to the program for the 2024 season.

“We are excited to welcome the 2024 class to the USI Soccer family,” USI Women’s Soccer Head Coach Eric Schoenstein said. “The 2024 class is our most talented class yet. We feel they will come in and make an immediate impact.”

Josie Pochocki (LaGrange Park, Illinois) is a 5’3″ attacker from Lyons Township High School who can play as a forward or midfielder. Pochocki’s high school squad has won three straight conference and regional championships. Her team also won a sectional title and was a state runner-up in 2021. Pochocki was named to the All-Sectional Team and earned a sportsmanship honor this year. During her three years of high school soccer, Pochocki has totaled 31 points on 13 goals and five assists in 37 games played, averaging five goals in the last two seasons. Pochocki played her club soccer for Galaxy SC GA and Eclipse Select SC ECNL.

Hailey Robinson (St. Louis, Missouri) is a 5’6″ forward from the Visitation Academy of the St. Louis. Hailey has scored eight goals with four assists in the last two seasons. She played at the club level for St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL. She joins USI alongside her twin sister, Hannah.

Hannah Robinson (St. Louis, Missouri) is a 5’6″ defender from the Visitation Academy of the St. Louis. Coming off a solid 2022-23 season, Hannah tallied four goals and eight assists. She played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL. Hannah comes to USI with her twin sister, Hailey.

Ava Hess (Hamilton, Ohio) is a 5’8″ defender from Stephen T. Badin High School. Hess earned Rookie of the Year in 2019-20, is a three-time All-League First Team recipient, a three-time defensive MVP winner, and was All-League Second Team in 2022-23. A four-year varsity starter, Hess was an All-City First Team selection in 2023. Her high school team won District Finals in 2020, 2021, and 2023, and have won the GCL in three straight years. Hess played in 39 games through her first two seasons and scored twice as a sophomore. Hess played club soccer for Kings Hammer 06 ECNL.

Ana Munyon (Plymouth, Minnesota), a 5’5″ attacker who can play forward or midfield, hails from Wayzata High School. Munyon was a four-year varsity starter, helping her squad to a 59-11-6 record in four years including a 37-3-1 mark in 2022 and 2023 as a junior and senior. Her high school team won four straight Class 3A sectional championships and was a four-time state tournament qualifier. Munyon was the team’s leading scorer in 2021 and led as a captain in 2023 to a state runner-up finish. Munyon played at the club level for Salvo 05/06 GA.

Brittney Veugeler (Mokena, Illinois) is a 5’6″ defender out of Lincoln-Way Central High School. Veugeler was a two-sport athlete in high school. Veugeler played club soccer for Chicago Inter SC – 06/05 ENCL. At the club level, Veugeler is a seven-time state cup champion, a three-time U.S. Soccer Youth National Training Center I.D., and a 3-v-3 national champion. Plus, her ECNL regional league team was a division champion in 2022 and a national semifinalist in 2023. Her team also won a USYS MRL regional championship in 2022 and a USYS E64 Midwest Conference championship in 2022.

Gabrielle Aydelott (Centerville, Ohio), a 5’4″ midfielder, comes to USI from Centerville High School. Aydelott’s high school team were three-time conference champions and district finalists between 2020-23. The squad was also a regional finalist in 2020. In her high school career, Aydelott tallied 31 points on 10 goals and 11 assists in 31 games played. Aydelott played at the club soccer level for FC Dayton of the ECNL and National League PRO.

Emma Schut (Middleville, Michigan) is a 5’3″ midfielder from Thornapple Kellogg High School. A multi-sport athlete in high school, Schut has earned all-conference, all-district, all-region, and all-state soccer honors all four years. Schut played club soccer for Michigan Rangers 06G elite 64 NLC PRO.

Katelyn Borschnack (Kankakee, Illinois) is a 5’2″ midfielder out of Herscher High School. Borschnack was a multi-sport athlete in high school, as she also played basketball and competed for the cross country and track and field teams. In the last three years, Borschnack has totaled 108 goals and 63 assists in 65 games played. She is a three-time ICE All-Conference honoree, a two-time IHSSCA All-State recipient, and was IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention in 2021. Her high school squad has been back-to-back IHSA Sectional and Regional Champions for the last two years. Borschnack played soccer at the club level for Evolution SC ECRL and Indy Premier SC GA.

Makenzie Buss (St. Peters, Missouri), a 5’9″ wing forward and defender, heads to USI from Fort Zumwalt South High School. Buss is a three-time Missouri state soccer champion at Fort Zumwalt South. In 2021-22, she scored a pair of goals with eight assists. She plays club soccer for St. Louis Development Academy.

“Brittney and Ava are game-changing centerbacks who can control the game from the back line,” Schoenstein commented. “Hannah and Makenzie are shutdown outside backs, and Emma and Gaby are high-energy midfielders that win everything and never stop working. Katelyn and Josie are creative forward/midfielders who can score goals and create opportunities for their teammates. Ana and Hailey are exciting, fast wide players that can break down defenders and create goal-scoring chances.”