Troy Soccer Signs 15

Troy Soccer Signs 15

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TROY, Alabama – Troy soccer added 15 players to its roster during the regular signing period that began on Wednesday.
 
"We are excited to have this talented class join our program," Troy head coach Ged O'Connor said. "We have a good group of returning players that did an excellent job for us last year and we can't wait to integrate these new players into the program."
 
The period marks the conclusion of O'Connor's first full recruiting cycle as he joined the program on Jan. 30, 2017, just three days prior to signing day. The Trojans finished 8-10-2 last season with a 6-4 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. After a sluggish start, Troy won four its last five games entering the Sun Belt Tournament.
 
Returning for the Trojans is leading goal scorer, Julia Winter, who tallied nine goals as a sophomore. Defensive anchors Lauren Aldrich and Maddie Brune are also back after leading the team to a 1.54 goals against average, the 10th best mark in program history.
 
2018 TROY SOCCER SIGNING CLASS
 
Acelya Aydogmus | 5-6 | Cape Coral, Fla. | Mariner High School
 
Prep: Played three seasons at Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Fla. … Led team to a 14-1-5 regular season record as a senior … Tied the Lee County (Fla.) single-season record with her 17th shutout in a 4-0 win over Lemon Bay in the 3A-13 district championship game; also owns the Mariner HS shutout record … Made 22 saves in the district semifinal game as a sophomore … Named all-state as a junior and senior … Name all-district all four seasons of high school … Posted a 0.45 goals against average as a senior and a 0.22 GAA as a junior


Personal: Full name is Acelya Emma Aydogmus … Born March 23, 2000 … Daughter of Muslim and Monica Aydogmus … Has three brothers, Kaya, Berk and twin Halil
 
Alexandra Perez | 5-8 | Orlando, Fla. | Freedom High School
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Freedom HS in Orlando, Fla. … Named all-metro as a junior and senior … Named team most valuable player as a sophomore, junior and senior … Led the team in goals all four years of high school … Recorded 16 goals and 10 assists as a senior … Member of the National Honor Society … Also played flag football
 
Personal: Full name is Alexandra Tatiana Perez … Born April 5, 2000 … Daughter of Salvador and Monica Perez … Has one brother, Sal, who played soccer at Winthrop
 
Alisa Detlefsen | 5-6 | Fleming Island, Fla. | St. Johns Country Day
 
Prep: Played at St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park, Fla. … Was a member of the school's 2017 USA Today/United Soccer Coaches National Championship squad … Team won state titles in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Recorded 59 career goals and 83 assists heading into senior season … Team had won 63 consecutive games entering 2018 playoffs … Named all-state and All-First Coast team in 2017 … Also played golf and tennis … Placed fifth at golf regionals in 2015 … Team won golf district championship in 2014 and 2015 … Member of the National Honor Society
 
Club: Florida Elite Soccer Academy … Won Florida state championship in 2013 … Florida state semifinalist in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
 
Personal: Full name is Alisa Rae Detlefsen … Born June 12, 2000 … Daughter of John and Marion Detlefsen … Mother played collegiate golf at Jacksonville University and won three Has one brother, Dru
 
Britt Ellmore | 5-4 | Mt. Juliet, Tenn. | Mt. Juliet High School

Prep: Played four seasons at Mt. Juliet High School in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. … Led team to the school's first regional semifinals in school history as a senior and was honored as all-district most valuable player … Recorded 27 goals and 38 assists in her four-year career … Named team's offensive MVP as a junior … Named all-district all four years of high school
 
Personal: Full name is Brittany Hope Ellmore … Born Dec. 14, 1999 … Daughter of Williams and Monica … Has two sisters, Stephanie and Summer, and one brother, Daniel
 
Emmaliece Wilson | 5-9 | Panama City Beach, Fla. | Arnold High School
 
Prep: Played one season at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, Fla., after transferring from Mosley High School … Named all-county as a sophomore … Mosley HS teams finished with a combined 47-8-2 record … Also played volleyball
 
Personal: Full name is Emmalece Quinne Wilson … Born July 18, 2000 … Daughter of Joel and Jennifer Wilson … Has two sisters, Kaylee and Liz, and one brother, Nate
 
Haley Hernandez | 5-9 | Lutz, Fla. | George M. Steinbrenner High School
 
Prep: Played at George M. Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Fla. … Named Offensive Player of the Year in 2016-17 … Also ran track and field … Won 300m hurdle district championship … Owns school's 4x100m relay record
 
Personal: Full name is Haley Mackenzie Hernandez … Born June 13, 2000 … Daughter of Chuck and Megan Hernandez … Has one brother, Tyler
 
Kate Eubanks | 5-10 | Mobile, Ala. | McGill Toolen Catholic High School
 
Prep: Played four years at McGill Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Ala. … Member of the 2017 state championship team … Named all-county all four years of high school … Named all-state second team as a freshman … Named first team all-state as a sophomore
 
Personal: Full name is Anna Kate Eubanks … Born on March 1, 2000 … Daughter of Jay and Deborah Eubanks … Has one brother, Trey, and one sister, Olivia
 
Katherine Howe | 5-8 | Wellington, Fla. | Palm Beach Central High School
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Fla. … Named all-county as a freshman and sophomore … Scored 12 goals as a freshman before moving to center back as a sophomore … Made transition back to forward as a junior and scored 27 goals combined over last two seasons … Also ran track and field and played flag football
 
Personal: Full name is Katherine Rose Howe … Born April 23, 2000 … Daughter of Franklin and Norma Howe … Has two sisters, Kimberlee and Kendra, and one brother, Kristopher
 
 
Kendra Cashion | 5-7 | Boca Raton, Fla. | Boca Raton Community High School
Prep: Played four seasons at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla. … Was named 2017 Palm Beach Post Player of the Year after scoring 33 goals with 23 assists as a junior … Tallied 25 goals and 13 assists her sophomore year and 15 goals, 12 assists as a freshman … Named 2016 All-Palm Beach County first team and 2015 All-Palm Beach County second team … Led Boca Raton to a state runner-up finish in Class 5A as a junior … Member of district championship teams in 2016 and 2017 Also ran track … Named All-Palm Beach County first team in 2017 and competed in the state meet … Hold the school's 400m record
 
Personal: Full name is Kendra Alexa Cashion … Born June 8, 2000 … Daughter of James Cashion and Gaby Allen … Has one brother, Jacob
 
Maggie Fintel | 5-7 | Centerville, Ohio | Centerville High School
 
Prep: Played four years at Centerville High School in Centersville, Ohio … Won district championship as a freshman and sophomore … In 2017, named All-Dayton Area South first team and Greater Western Ohio Conference National League first team … Named 2016 all-area third team and all-league honorable mention … Named Centerville Defensive Player of the Year as a center back … Also ran track
 
Personal: Full name is Maggie Jeanne Fintel … Born March 23, 2000 … Daughter of Robert and Connie Fintel … Has two brothers, Sam and Ben, and two sisters, Emily and Abby
 
Mary Kinley Hill | 5-6 | Gadsden, Ala. | Gadsden City High School
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Gadsden City High School in Gadsden, Ala. … Hill led team to playoffs all four seasons including the second round as a freshman and sophomore … Selected to play in the 21st Annual North-South All-Star soccer game in 2017 … Also a member of the cheerleading squad and swim team
 
Personal: Full name is Mary Kinley Hill … Born August 23, 1999 … Daughter of Brian and Sally Hill … Has one brother, Carson … Uncle, Andy Swafford, played wide receiver at Troy from 1995-97; aunt, Kelly Swafford is a former Troy cheerleader … Grandfather, Ron Billingsley, played in the NFL from 1967-72 for the San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers, he was the No. 14 overall pick by the Chargers in the 1967 NFL Draft
 
Nilou Asdigha | 5-4 | Worcester, Mass. | Worcester Academy
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. … Holds school's single-season scoring record with 20 during her junior season, also finished season with 11 assists … Named to NEPSAC Class A Junior All-Star team … Also played basketball
 
Personal: Full name is Niloufar Mehran Asdigha … Born April 18, 2000 … Daughter of Mehran Asdigha and Mehran Nesari … Has one sister, Mitra … Uncle, Kamran played soccer at Michigan State … Aunt, Bita played volleyball at Boston University
 
Noelle Golden | 5-9 | Flemington, N.J. | Hunterdon Central Regional High School
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, N.J. … As a defender, led team to the school's first-ever New Jersey Group 4 state championship in 2016 … Won Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex County championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Named second team all-county and first team all-area in 2017 … Named NJ Top 75 Soccer Seniors … Named All-Skyland Conference in 2016 … Averaged 80.3 minutes per game starting all games as a senior … As a junior, team posted 10 shutouts in 18 games
 
Personal: Full name is Noelle Elizabeth Golden … Born December 1, 1999 … Daughter of Dennis and Melinda Golden … Has one sister, Mallory
 
Taylor Cust | 5-4 | Deltona, Fla. | Deltona High School
 
Prep: Played four seasons at Deltona High School in Deltona, Fla. … Named all-country and all-area … Scored two goals and recorded 12 assists playing primarily as a defender
 
Personal: Full name is Taylor Jeanelle Cust … Born January 17, 2000 … Daughter of Sean and LaTrice Payne Cust … Father, Sean, played soccer for the Trinidad and Tobago national team
 
Miranda Schoening | 6-1 | Oxford, Ala. | Oxford High School
 
Prior to Troy (North Texas)
Sophomore (2017): Played in seven games at goalkeeper … Started against No. 17 Arkansas … Suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice
 
Freshman (2016): Started the final 13 games of the season … Recorded shutouts against UTEP, UAB and Old Dominion … Named Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week on Oct. 23 … Made first collegiate start in win over Western Kentucky … Made collegiate debut against Texas A&M Corpus Christi
 
Prep: Was a six-year starter at Oxford High School in Oxford, Ala. … Amassed more than 1,300 saves in her prep career … Named first team Calhoun County four times … Selected to play in the 2015 North-South All-Star game in 2015 … Also played basketball and ran track
 
Club: Played for Birmingham United
 
Personal: Full name is Miranda Lee Schoening … Born November 11, 1997 … Daughter of Dan and Julie Schoening … Has one brother, Brandon
 
For more information on Troy soccer, visit TroyTrojans.com or follow the team on Twitter at @TroyTrojansWSOC.
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