ATLANTA- Following the addition of 14 players to the squad in the offseason, head women’s soccer coach Ed Joyce announce the signing of the team’s 15th newcomer Wednesday afternoon.
“We are excited to add Ava to our 2018 recruiting class,” Joyce said. “She has come through a great youth system at Montpellier and we look forward to seeing what she can bring to our group in the fall.”
Attended Lycée Saint-Exupery in Blagnac, France … Played club soccer for Montpellier HSC primarily as a center back but also as a defender … Played in 25 matches per season and was captain in 2017-18 … 2017 winner of Excellence National Championship with Montpellier HSC … Will play for the 2018 Elite National Championship with Montpellier HSC in May.
Signed earlier this year:
Seven-year letter winner at Unity Christian School in Rome, Ga. as a goalkeeper … Led her team to a 2017 GICAA women’s soccer region and state championship … Led her team to a 2017 GICAA basketball region championship … 2017 GICAA All-Star Soccer Player and All-Region Softball Player … Led her team to the 2016 GICAA women’s soccer region and state championships … 2016 GICAA All-Region Varsity Women’s Soccer Player and GICAA All-State Varsity Women’s Soccer Player … 2016-2017 GICAA All-Region Basketball Player … Led her team to a 2016 GICAA basketball region championship … Led her team to a 2016 Cherokee Christian Invitational Girls JV championship … 2016 Cherokee Christian Invitational GIRLS JV Tournament MVP … Led her team to a 2015 GICAA basketball region championship … 2013-2014 GICAA All-Region Varsity Women’s Soccer Player and GICAA All-State Varsity Women’s Soccer Player … Played club soccer for Birmingham United Soccer Association under head coach Ben Parks … Trained with Joe Nasco and Thomas Hunter of the Atlanta Silverbacks … 2017 nominee to participate in the National Training Center for soccer … 2015-2017 selection for Alabama ODP … Competed in the National Champions league in the Southeastern Region with BUSA in 2016 and 2017 … Competed in the 2015 and 2017 Pheonix, Ariz. ECNL Showcase with BUSA … Competed in the 2015 and 2016 Sanford, Fla. ECNL Showcase with BUSA … Four-year honor athlete … Three-year principal’s award recipient … 2018 John Pinson Jr. Outstanding Athlete Award nominee.
One-year letter winner at Southeast High School in Ravenna, Ohio as a forward … Also played outside back with Internationals SC ECNL High School Team … Led her team to a 2017 National Cup XVI U-19 Women’s Division Championship … Top goal scorer with 19 goals as a freshman … Led her team to a conference championship in 2014 … First-Team All-Conference in 2014 … Scored the winning goal against Capital College as a sophomore … Played club soccer for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds RDA ECNL under head coaches Mike Baker and Scott Gibson … Member of the National Honors Society … Also competed in track.
Lydia Fraga Cordoba
Letter winner at Les Ortega y Gasset High School in Madrid, Spain as a goalkeeper … 2018 Champion of Spain with the Madrid Selection … 2016 Runner-Up of Spain with the Madrid Selection … Named Best Goalkeeper of the 2014 MIC Tournament … Played club soccer for Atlético de Madrid … Led Atlético de Madrid to a league championship in 2016 … Led Olympic of Madrid to a league championship in 2013.
Attended Lemont High School in Lemont, Ill. … Played club soccer as a midfielder for Chicago International Soccer Club under head coach Sena Halilovic … Four-time honor roll recipient … 2017 Illinois State Scholar … Also a member of student council, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta.
Four-year letter winner at Milton High School in Milton, Ga … Played primarily as a defender, but also as a midfielder … Led her team to a semifinals appearance in the state championship … Named to the 2017 All-Region Team … 2017 Defensive Player of the Year … Received the Defender Award as a sophomore … Received the Eagle Award as a freshman for being named MVP … Played club soccer for U19 Tophat ECNL under head coach Jason Smith … 2017 semifinalist for the Governors Honors Program for visual arts … Two-time student council class secretary … Member of the National Art Honors Program.
Three-year letter winner for Brandon High School in Brandon, Miss. as a forward … Led her team to a South Conference Championship and state finals appearance in 2016 …Named 2016 and 2017 All-Region and All-State … Clarion Ledger High School Athlete of the Week … MaxPreps Player of the Week … Set the Brandon High School record for most goals scored with 52 … Scored a single-game high five goals in 2017 … Named Brandon High School MVP and Player of the Year … Played club soccer for MS Rush Premier under head coach Matt Cox … Member of National Honors Society, Beata Club, and Students Against Destructive Decisions … Earned World History and Health Science 2 honors in 2016.
Two-year letter winner at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. … Played primarily as a midfielder, but also as a forward … Led her team to the state finals … Played club soccer for United Futbol Academy under head coach Mo Gonda … Led her club team to a state championship.
Attended Radyr Comprehensive in Cardiff, Wales … Played club soccer primarily as a defender but also as a midfielder for Cardiff City Ladies FC … Led her team to a 2016 second-place league finish and a Triple Cup Championship … Named Sports Performer of the Year in 2016 … Named field hockey and netball Player of the Match … Led her team to a 2015 second-place league and Triple Cup finish … Led her team to a 2014 League and Triple Cup Championship … Appeared in the U17 and U19 Wales National Team.
Four-year letter winner at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C. as a defender … Named to the 2016 and 2017 South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team … Named to the 2015 and 2016 South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association All-Region Team … Led her team to a Class-AAA State Championship in 2016 … Led her team to an UpperState and LowerState victories in 2017 … Played club soccer for SCUFC 99 Girls Elite ECNL under head coach Tomasz Kluszyncski … Led her club team to three state championships, three Region 3 Southeastern Regional Finals, and a Disney Showcase Championship … Three-time Jefferson Cup College Showcase Champion … Two-year member of the National Honor Society, four-year member Honor Roll Recipient, and was named a South Carolina Life Scholar.
Four-year letter winner at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio as a defender … Led her team to a conference championship in 2017 and 2015 … 2017 First-Team All-Conference, most valuable defender, and team captain … 2016 First-Team All-Conference, best defender, and team captain … Earned conference honorable mention in 2015 … Played club soccer for the Classics Eagles under head coach Mary Seiffert … Member of the National Honors Society and a three-time scholar athlete.
Attended Rochester High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. … Played club soccer as a defender for the Michigan Hawks ECNL under Doug Landefeld … Led her team to a 2014 and 2017 National ECNL Championship … 2013 and 2015 National ENCL Finalist.
Five-year letter winner at Deerfield Windsor School in Albany, Ga. … Primarily played as a defender, but also played as a midfielder … Led her team to a second-place finish in 2016, and region championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 … GISA All-Region in 2014, 2015, 2015, 2017, and 2018 … GISA All-State in 2016 … Scored over 100 goals in her high school career, and scored a career-high five goals in one match … Played club soccer for Birmingham United under head coach Ben Parks … Earned first place in American Literature and second place in Spanish III at Deerfield Windsor … Also played softball and basketball.
Three-year letter winner at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga. as a forward … Scored 35 goals in her first two years with the Warriors … 2015 North Cobb Offensive Player of the Year … 2015, 2016, and 2018 Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Played club soccer with NASA Tophat ECNL 99 under head coach Jason Smith … Three-year honor roll recipient.
Three-year letter winner at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga. … Played primarily as a midfielder, but also played as a forward … Led her team to the final match at the 2017 Disney Showcase and the 2016 Georgia State Cup Championship … Assisted on the goal that tied the match in the 2016 high school championship … Played club soccer for NASA Tophat ECNL 99 under head coach Jason Smith … Earned the 2016-2017 Principal’s Award for Physics.