ATLANTA- Following the first season under head coach Ed Joyce the Panthers announced the signing of 13 freshmen and the addition of three mid-year enrollees. The newcomers will add depth to a roster that returns 16 players from last year’s squad.

“We are very happy to add this group of players to our program,” Joyce said. “The class strengthens our squad from top to bottom and will help to create the competitive environment we are striving for. The three mid-year enrollees have really hit the ground running and we are thrilled that they are getting a head start before the fall season.”

2017 SIGNING CLASS
Picture Name Club High Schol
 Alex Addington   Alex Addington

  FC Virginia ECNL

  Coach Christian Cziommer

  Stone Bridge HS

  Coach Sherrie Colby

 Arianah Black   Arianah Black

  GSA 99 ECNL

  Coach Andy Trevers

  Young Americans Christain
  School

  Coach Todd Young

 Maya Boles   Maya Boles

  Atlanta Fire United

  Coach Joe Tedesco

  Parkview HS

  Coach Judson Hamby

 Victoria Carlino Victoria Carlino

  Southern Soccer Academy

  Coach Simon Davey

  Lassiter HS

  Coach Robbie Galvin

 Olivia Francis   Olivia Francis

  Concorde Fire ECNL

  Coach Sue Patberg

  Blessed Trinity Catholic HS

  Coach Gilbert Jean-Baptiste

 Agnes Heinrich   Agnes Heinrich

  IS Halmia

  Halmstad, Sweden

 
 Rebeckah Hufstetler   Rebeckah
  Hufstetler

  Darlington Soccer
  Academy

  Coach Jamie Newsome

  Rome HS

  Coach Jessica Hewitt

 Natalia Martinez   Natalia Martinez

  Sunrise Sting Soccer 

  Coach Scott Shewey

  Cypress Bay HS

  Coach Kate Dwyer

 Olivia Mitrovich   Olivia Mitrovich

  Alpharetta Ambush

  Coach Douglas Yearwood

  Northview HS

  Coach Jenn Barr

 Reilley Mullen   Reiley Mullen

  Concorde Fire

  Coach Sue Patberg

  River Ridge HS

  Coach Matthew Rice

 Meagan Postell   Meagan Postell

  UFA 99 Premiere

  Coach Phillip Broome

  South Forsyth HS

  Coach Tom Braun

 Kayla Ruiz   Kayla Ruiz

  UFA 99 Premiere

  Coach Phillip Broome

  Milton HS

  Coach Kelly Bindell

 Ashley Thomas   Ashley Thomas

  GSA 99 ECNL

  Coach Campbell Chapman

  Oconee County HS

  Coach Paul Dallass

 

 

 

Alex Addington

Four-year letter winner at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va. … Played primarily as a forward, but also as a midfielder … Named to the 2016 First-Team All-Conference and First Team All-Loco … Named to the 2015 Second-Team All-Conference … 2015 5A North Region Champions and 5A State runner-ups … Named to the 2014 First-Team All-Conference and Second-Team All-Region … 2014 5A North Region runner-ups … Played club soccer for FC Virginia ECNL under head coach Christian Cziommer … 2014 State Cup Champions with McLean … Also played basketball … Member of DECA.

Arianah Black

Three-year letter winner at the Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, Ga. … Played primarily as a defender, but also as a midfielder … Scored 86 goals in 2015, and set a single-game record of eight goals … GISA 1AAA 2015 MVP, Top Scorer, Best Offensive Player and Most Athletic … GISA 1AAA 2014 MVP and All-Region … 2013 GISA 1AAA Best Offensive Player and All-State Player … Led her team to the 2013 state championship … ODP Region III Honorable Mention … Named a top-50 player in the South Atlantic Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com … Played club soccer for the GSA 99 ECNL under head coach Andy Travers … Member of the Drama Club, Beta Club, and National Honor Society.

Maya Boles

Four-year letter winner at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. as a midfielder … Led the team to the 2014 Final Four, 2015 Elite Eight and a 2016 region championship … Scored the game-winning goal against Collins Hill … Has five career goals and nine assists … Played club soccer for Atlanta Fire United under head coach Joe Tedesco … Academic Decathlon and National Honor Society member.

Victoria Carlino

Three-year letter winner at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga. … Played primarily as a forward, but also as a midfielder … Led the team in goals and assists in 2015 … Led her team to a region championship in 2015 and a 2016 state championship … Earned Wall of Fame honors for SAT and ACT scores … Three-year scholar athlete … Trained with Chelsea FC coaches in England during 2015 … Played club soccer for the Southern Soccer Academy under head coach Simon Davey … Member of the National Honor Society and FCA.

Olivia Francis

Four-year letter winner at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga. as a goalkeeper … State champion runner-up in 2014, 2015, and 2016 … Played for five years in the Olympic Development League … National Training Center invitee … Played club soccer for Concorde Fire ECNL under head coach Sue Patberg and was a playoff champion in 2015 and 2016.

Agnes Heinrich

Her team, IS Halmia, finished 3rd place in the Senior 1st Division in 2016 and was a Team Captain.

Rebeckah Hufstetler

Four-year letter winner at Rome High School in Rome, Ga. as a midfielder … Member of the All-Region Team in 2014, 2015, and 2016 … Competed in the 2013 Orange Classic International Championship … Scored a hat trick in the championship match to help her team win the match and was named MVP … Won the 2013 Germantown Invitation Championship, where she was tournament captain … 2013 Nike Cup Finalist … 2014 Adidas Cup Finalist … Set a Rome High School record for assists in 2016 … Team captain in 2016 … Played club soccer for the Darlington Soccer Academy under head coach Jamie Newsome … Member of FCA, Young Life Youth Group, National Honor Society, Robotics Team, and was a Senior Class Officer … Also played basketball and ran cross country.

Natalia Martinez

Letter winner at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla. as a defender … Was named the MVP of the District Final game … Led her team to the Regional Finals … Placed second in the 2015 State Cup … Played club soccer for Sunrise Sting Soccer under head coach Scott Shewey … Member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Olivia Mitrovich

Four-year letter winner at Northview High School in Johns Creek, Ga. as a goalkeeper … 2015 Super Y All-Nation pool … Has recorded over 100 career shutouts … Led her team to a 2014 Elite 8, and was the 2014 region runner-up … Made it to the 2015 first round in the playoffs … Played club soccer for the Alpharetta Ambush under head coach Douglas Yearwood … Made it to the 2014 State Cup Final Four … 2015 Georgia Soccer Athena A winner … Also played football, and was the first female football player at Northview High School … Four-year Honor Roll recipient and a 10-year TAG student … Member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Beta Club.

Reiley Mullen

Four-year letter winner at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, Ga. as a midfielder … 2016 First-Team All-Region … 2015 All-County Honorable Mention … Led the team in assists in 2015 and 2016 … Set a single-game record for scoring a hat trick … Went to the 2015 Elite Eight … Led her team to a 2014 Region Championship … Played club soccer for Concorde Fire under head coach Sue Patburg … Academic Letter recipient, Scholar Athlete, and Torch of Knowledge Award recipient.

Meagan Postell

Four-year letter winner at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. … Played primarily at forward, but also as a midfielder … Named to the 2015 and 2016 All-Region Team by the Forsyth County News … Scored nine goals and made 18 assists in 2015 … Scored seven goals and made 10 assists in 2016 … Set a single-game record with four goals … Played club soccer for UFA Premiere under head coach Phil Broome … Member of the National Honor Society.

Kayla Ruiz

Four-year letter winner at Milton High School in Milton, Ga. … Played primarily at forward, but also as a midfielder … Set a personal record for goals in a game with two … Led her team to the playoffs in 2013, 2014, and 2015, going as far as the Sweet 16 … Played club soccer for UFA Premiere under head coach Phil Broome … Helped her club team win the 2016 State Cup Championship … Three-year Student-Athlete Honors recipient.

Ashley Thomas

Two-year letter winner at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Ga. … Played primarily at forward, but also as a defender … Led Region 8AAA with 28 goals in 2015 … Scored 42 career goals … Set a single-game record for goals with five … 2015 Region 8AAA champions and went to the state playoffs … 2015 Athens Banner Harold Northeast Georgia Girls Soccer Player of the Year … Made it to the 2014 State AAA Final Four … Ranked No. 15 by TopDrawerSoccer.com for three years … Three-year Olympic Development Program Region III Camp Invitee … US Soccer Federation Atlanta Camp Invitee … Puma Elite Women’s Showcase Invitee … Played club soccer for the Gwinnett Soccer Association under head coach Campbell Chapman … Four-year Principal’s Honor Roll recipient … Four-year Beta Club member and two-year student council member … Also competed in track and field.

Signed earlier this year:

Dena Cisic
Transfer midfielder from UNCG ... Palyed in 24 matches to log nearly 1,200 minutes on the field with the Spartans ... Scored one goal and posted 16 shots  ... Had a season-high of two shots at Army West Point and Elon in 2016

Yvonne Ploeg

Transfer forward from Lindsey Wilson College ... Scored 36 goals and 11 game-winners ... Tied the school record for game-winning goals in a season with eight in 2015 ... Posted 127 shots with 73 on target for a .575 shots on goal percentage ... 4-5 in penalty kicks ... Led the team to two consecutive conference championships.

Alyssa Turner

Three-year letter winner at Gainesville High School as a striker … Named to the All-Region First Team in 2015 and 2016 … Named to the All-Region Second Team in 2014 … Scored 82 career goals, setting a program record for career goals and goals in a season in 2016 with 38 … Set a personal single-game high of goals with four ... Member of the region championship team in 2015 and 2016 … Played club soccer for Atlanta Fire United under head coach Joe Tedesco … Also played volleyball, and was a member of the Beta Club.