SEWANEE, Tenn. - Announced by Patrick Johnston and the Sewanee women's soccer coaching staff, the Tigers have announced 17 newcomers to the 2018 roster.
"I am absolutely thrilled with the 2018 class," said Johnston, who enters his 10th season at Sewanee with 85 career wins. "There are leaders, talent and depth all across the park and we have hit a grand slam with this group. You will see a young and talented team this upcoming season that will Be exciting to watch. Stay tuned everybody, Sewanee Women's Soccer is going to be a force to be reckoned with."
Below are the list of players and a brief bio on each:
Rachel Alvarez (St. Andrews Sewanee, Sewanee, Tenn.)
A four-year letterwinner as a goalkeeper for St. Andrews Sewanee, she was named All-District and was named Most Valuable Player by her team.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because I could not pass up the opportunity to continue playing soccer and the environmental science program is outstanding.
Gillian Campbell (The Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas)
Campbell was a four-year starter for her high school team, where her team were three-time conference champions. She was named All-Conference, and her school named her Midfielder of the Year her senior year, where she was the team captain. She played club ball for Dallas Sting and FC Dallas. She was named team captain during 2015-17 while with the Sting. She finished her high school career training with the FC Dallas Elite Club National League. Serving as a volunteer assistant for the second grade team at The Episcopal School, she is a member of the National Honor Society and is a AP Scholar.
Carter Cooper (St. Edwards High School, Vero Beach, Fla.)
She lettered at St. Edward's High School, where she earned Offensive Player of the Year twice and Most Valuable Player honors her junior year. Playing at the midfield position, she played her club ball at Treasure Coast United. She has a sister, Preston, who plays on the women's lacrosse team at Sewanee.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because it is an incredibly beautiful place with wonderful people and opportunities for a fantastic education.
Charlotte Covington (Hilton Head Preparatory School, Hilton Head Island, S.C.)
Covington played at Hilton Head Prep and Global Premier Soccer as her club team. A two-time All-Region and All-State selection, she was named Region Player of the Year her senior year. Playing forward during her high school tenure, she also trained under the Olympic Development Program her junior year.
Caitlin Fahr (Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, Md.)
Splitting time as a midfielder and defender, Fahr played her club ball with the Premier Soccer Club. She was a two-time soccer all-conference member in the indoor and outdoor seasons. She also earned the school's excellence award.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee for the people and the over all inviting culture of the school. I also wanted to go somewhere strong in academics while being able to make long lasting relationships with the people of Sewanee.
Abigail Frazier (Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Ala.)
Frazier earned time in goal for her high school, as well as for the Huntsville Futbol Club. With her club team, she traveled to Spain in 2016 to compete in the Donosti Cup, where her team won a state championship. Also playing as a forward for her high school team, she lettered all four seasons and earned the Academic Achievement Award each of her four seasons, and she is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Maggie Gall (Needham B. Broughton High School, Raleigh, N.C.)
Gall attended Needham B. Broughton High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner with the program. During her time at Broughton, she was on the Honor Roll and held an internship at the Wake County District Attorney's office. She also played club soccer for the Triangle United Soccer Association on the Gold '99 team.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because it is a great liberal arts school that she knows will prepare her well for the future. Also, she loves the beautiful campus and everything it has to offer.
Kiera Giacomini (Maryville High School, Maryville, Tenn.)
Along with playing for Maryville High School, where she was a First Team All-District and All-Region, she also competed for the Knoxville Football Club at the midfielder position.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose sewanee because I love the campus, I want a good education, and I wanted a smaller school.
Nika Gorski (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Playing as a defender for two seasons, she was named team captain and was named First Team All-Conference. She completed her first two seasons at Xavier College Preparatory. She also competed club ball with Sereno ECNL and later SC Del Sol ECNL. She will play for the Women's Premier Soccer League for the Treasure Coast Dynamites and will be travelling to France. Academically, she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society.
Vivian Hodges (Athens Academy, Athens, Ga.)
Hodges is a four-year letterwinner at Athens Academy, playing right wing and right back. She was awarded All-Area Honorable Mention. She played club at Oconee Futbol Club.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because loved the campus and the atmosphere surrounding the school.
Lauren Hutchison (John Champe High School, Aldie, Va.)
Hutchison played her club ball with the SYA Cardinals 00, while playing for her high school team. She also played in the Women's Premier Soccer League for two seasons, primarily at the
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because of the great atmosphere and the unique academic and athletic opportunities it provides.
Hanna Judycki (St. Andrews High School, Austin, Texas)
Starting in goal for her high school and her club team, the River City Rangers, she was the team captain for two seasons for each program. She was named a two-time All-Conference selection.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because of the rigor of the academics, the beautiful campus, the opportunities it offers me in and out of the classroom, and the opportunity to play the two sports I love, soccer and softball.
Sarah MacKinnon (Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk, Maine)
MacKinnon lettered as a forward at Kennebunk High School, and she played two seasons of club ball at Portland Phoenix and GPS.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because I felt a sense of community and belonging the second I stepped on campus. The rigorous academics were a large deciding factor as well.
Samantha Morgan (All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler, Texas)
Morgan lettered four years with the soccer program and earned Academic All-State honors. A four-year All-District member and a two-time First Team All-district selection, she has split time at the midfield and forward positions for her high school career. She also played club ball at FC Dallas.
Why she chose Sewanee: A very big part of the reason I chose Sewanee was the excitement of getting to continue my soccer career. I also fell in love with the beauty of the campus as well as very strong academics. I plan to follow the pre-med track however I am undecided on my major.
Paige Rupp (Hightstown High School, Hightstown, N.J.)
Named varsity captain for her high school team, she played center midfielder for the team that was a state sectional selection her senior year. She is also a two-time captain of her club team, the N.J. Rush NPL 2000. She has been selected to two Rush Select teams: Sweden in 2016 and Arizona in 2017 and 2018. She is a two-time member of the Olympic Development Program.
Why she chose Sewanee: When starting my college search, I knew that I wanted a school with a great reputation for academics and also a beautiful campus. Finding the right soccer environment was equally important. When I visited Sewanee and met the players and coaches, I knew it would be the perfect fit for me. I am very excited to begin playing and enjoying all that Sewanee has to offer.
Madison Stevens (Decatur High School, Decatur, Ga.)
Stevens played for her high school team and competed for the DDYSC Elite 00 club team. Playing outside defender, she was selected to the All-Star Team and was the best defender her senior year.
Why she chose Sewanee: The small size and I knew I wanted to play soccer. I also like all the outdoor activities offered at Sewanee, and it's close enough to home but still far enough away.
Isabel Washko (Spartanburg High School, Sparatnburg, S.C.)
She lettered all four seasons with her varsity soccer team, and was named All-Region twice. She also played with the CESA '00 Premier and the South Carolina Olympic Development Team.
Why she chose Sewanee: I chose Sewanee because of the welcoming environment and beautiful campus!