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2013 star aims to build legacy with commit

Published: July 7, 2011

Just as we were talking about future dynasties, more high profile 2013 prospects have shifted some power around with their major announcements.

In the case of PDA midfielder Madison Tiernan, she had her sights set on building a legacy rather than simply inheriting one. That’s why Tiernan has committed to Big East competitor Rutgers, a program she’s determined to help lead to the next level.

girls club soccer player sophie groffSophie Groff (right)
“I wanted an experience where I was going to help a program become something even bigger than it is now,” said Tiernan, who also considered Maryland and Wake Forest. “The coaching staff and current players were huge factors in my decision. They made my decision so easy, and I knew right away that Rutgers was where I wanted to be.”

Tiernan is the No. 36 ranked player in our Top 100, and is a goal-scorer and play-maker. She has played with the U.S. U15 National Team and also has some international experience. She has bright years ahead of her before even reaching college.

Meanwhile, South Carolina has moved up the future power ranking poll by securing the commit of U.S. Youth National Team standout Sophie Groff. The Dallas Texans’ striker was just in camp with the U.S. U18 team and has a lot to offer. She’s a fast attacking player who is also physical, and will only grow stronger in the coming years.

Groff, No. 50 in the Top 100 ranking, also strongly considered Tennessee but she will join fellow 2013 star Vanessa Kovar at South Carolina. Kovar is the No. 68 ranked Top 100 player and she also brings national team experience and will be a strong asset in the midfield.

In other announcements:

Rachael Ivanicki (USP Eagles) has verbally committed to Bryant for the 2012 season.

Paula Jurewicz (FC Bucks) has verbally committed to Temple for the 2012 season.

Taylor Borman (Javanon) has verbally committed to Samford for the 2013 season.

Kathryn Barth (Bethesda SC) has verbally committed to Penn for the 2012 season.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, club Rio Vista FC has announced their group of commitments:

Taylor Settecerri has verbally committed to St. Edwards University for the 2012 season.

Jordan Scott has verbally committed to Marquette for the 2012 season

Ty Marquez has signed with Austin College for the 2011 season.

Sophia Manca has verbally committed to Colorado School of Mines for the 2012 season

Caitlin Mortensen has verbally committed to Utah Valley for the 2012 season.

Jordan Hix has verbally committed to Ft. Lewis for the 2012 season.

Catarina Acosta has verbally committed to New Mexico State for the 2012 season.

Carolyn Armijo has verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico for the 2012 season

Taylor Campbell has verbally committed to Metro State for the 2012 season.

Brooke Milliet has verbally committed to Ft. Lewis for the 2012 season.

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