As you may have heard, our final 2012 Top 100 Girls Ranking update was released today. So in honor of the best seniors in the country we’re declaring this the Top 100 edition of our commitment update. So let’s examine our most recent signings/commits and the Top 100 stars they’ll be joining.
Riley Barger (Freestate SA) has signed with Maryland for the 2012 season, a good decision considering the talent that will be accompanying her.
Our No. 6 ranked player Ashley Spivey is also set to join the Terrapins along with No. 19 Gabby Galanti and No. 47 Sarah Molina.
Molina and Spivey have shared the field on U.S. National Teams while Galanti is an absolute force in the midfield.
Barger, you just joined forces with a stellar lineup.
Not to be outdone is Aaron Strawser (Albion Hurricanes FC) who has signed her future to Texas for the 2012 season.
Goalkeeper Abby Smith, the No. 12 slotted player in the country, and No. 41 ranked Kelsey Shimmick will be Strawser’s wing women (not literally, but you get it).
Another young player who should enjoy a special apprenticeship is Genevieve McGowan, a 2014 who has fired off her verbal to Notre Dame. McGowan may very well be in awe when she makes it to campus with the likes of: Stephanie Campo (No. 38), Katie Naughton (No. 4), Cari Roccaro (No. 3), Brittany Von Rueden (No. 27) and Glory Williams (No. 16) all lending their star power to the Fighting Irish.
As for the rest of the commitments, NJIT scored a big group: Jaclyn Ward (Freestate Elite) and Danielle Pierce (Pickering Soccer Club) have each signed to NJIT for the 2012 season. While 2013s Marissa Borschke (Burlington Youth Soccer Academy) and Abiodun Fakolujo (Highland SC) has have each given verbals.
Camille Christie (KCFC Alliance) has signed with Coastal Carolina for the 2012 season.
Shelby Koch (Crossfire Premier) has verbally committed to Loyola Chicago for the 2013 season.
Paige McDowell (FC Bucks) has verbally committed to La Salle for the 2013 season.
Kayla Byrnside (Ohio Elite) has verbally committed to Marshall for the 2013 season.
Jordan Pearson (Freestate SC) has verbally committed to Penn for the 2013 season.
Hannah Winner (FC Virginia) has verbally committed to Princeton for the 2013 season.
Natalie Gilbertson (Las Vegas Premier) has verbally signed to Northern Arizona for the 2012 season.
Jordan Young (Vardar) has verbally committed to Valparaiso for the 2013 season.