High School, Club, and Personal: Jessica Lauren Baity … Father attended NC State … Four-year varsity midfielder/forward at Forbush High School for coach Kenan James … Two-year soccer captain ... Ran cross country for one season … Has started every game and holds career scoring and assists record at high school with 111 goals and 65 assists with senior season pending … Three-year all-conference, all-region, and all-state pick … Two-year Mountain Valley Conference MVP … Three-year NCHSAA Western Regional champions … Posted two goals and an assist in the state games of NC high school showcase … Played club with NC Fusion Elite for one-year, '92 W-S Twins for six years, Bojanglers (boys) team one year, NC ODP five years, and Region III ODP three years … Posted 14 goals, six assists, and started all seven games with Fusion Elite to win NC premier league in 2010 … Member of the National Honor Society, Junior Marshall, and ranked fifth in graduating class… Started and hosts yearly soccer camp for girls, Kickstart for Christ.
Coach Springthorpe on Baity: "Jessica has been to our camp a couple of times and visited a number of times, so we had an opportunity to see Jessica play a lot and really get to know her during the last two years. She played alongside Julia Sandridge on the Fusion Elite team. One of the things that stands out with Jess is her work rate is non stop. She will run, run, run, tackle, and do whatever it takes to find a way to put the ball in the back of the net. She is a competitor that wants to win. I expect that she could play a couple positions for us. We recruited her as a forward, but I think she can also play in the midfield as well. We expect that Jess will be challenging for immediate playing time and will be an attacking force for our team."
High School, Club, and Personal: Stephanie Mildred Bronson … Older sister Jennifer played soccer at UNCG … Uncle Ronald Jones played football at Florida and mother was a member of USA Karate team … Four-year varsity midfielder/forward at Leesville Road High School for coach Paul Dinkenor … Led high school to NCHSAA state championship in 2008 and 2009 ... NCHSAA CAP 7 4-A champions and tournament champions from 2008-10 … Member of '92 NC ODP team and '92 CASL Spartan Elite … While playing for CASL won NCYSA state cup from 2005-06 and 2009-10 ... NCYSA State Cup finalist and Jefferson Cup finalist in 2007 ... NCYSA State Cup champions, US Club Soccer Cup champions, and Jefferson Cup champions in 2006 ... US club soccer national finalist in 2005 … Attended USYS Region III ODP regional camp in 2006-07 … Named to Las Vegas ECNL all-event team in 2010 and adidas ESP in 2009 … Named Top Drawer Soccer player-to-watch for class of 2011 … Honor roll student … Member of National Honor Society, Spanish club, school peer education pupil instructor and National Honor Society of high school scholars.
Coach Springthorpe on Bronson: "Stephanie is a standout player with her club team at CASL. She is a versatile player that can play multiple positions for us. I've seen her play in high school as a center midfielder with Leesville, and she helped that team win a couple of state championships. I've also seen her play as an outside midfielder where she possesses speed and quickness, as well as a very accurate serve into the box. Stephanie can also play as a wing forward and can score goals. Having a player like Stephanie come into our program who has played for winning programs like Leesville Road and CASL will no doubt help our program get to another level."
Cary, N.C. • Green Hope HS (University of Georgia)
High School, Club and Personal: Reilly Christine Brown … Four-year center midfielder and two year captain at Green Hope High School for coach Bobby Peterson … State champions in 2010 … Four-year All-Conference player … Three-year all-region pick and Green Hope HS MVP … All-state junior and senior year … Conference MVP senior year … Graduated as the record holder in goals and point at Green Hope HS … Held office of student body president and junior class president while at Green Hope HS … Honor roll student all four years … Played club for seven years with '91 CASL elite.
Coach Springthorpe on Brown: "Reilly is a transfer from Georgia, who played for CASL. She will play center mid for us, defensive center mid more than likely. We expect her to step in and get a lot of playing time this spring and be one of those players that we can count on in the fall to help us defensively in the midfield. Already in training Reilly has made an impact with her technical ability and her physical strength. She has shown a fantastic work ethic and a true desire to succeed on the field."
High School, Club, and Personal: Anna Jean Dulaney … Mother played basketball at University of Nevada, Las Vegas … Four-year varsity forward at Sanderson High School for coach Todd Worley … Three-year NCHSAA 4-A all-region team and CAP-7 4-A All-Conference member from 2008-2010 … NCYSA North Carolina ODP team from 2008-10 … USYS Region III ODP and USL Super-Y ODP national camp, select team in 2009 … USYS Region III ODP interregional camp in 2010 … Member of NCYSA ODP team from 2009-11 … Also member of '92 CASL elite club team from 2008-11 … While playing for CASL won 2009-10 USYS State Cup, was 2007-08 USYS state finalists, 2009-11 Region III regional championships, 2008-11 ECNL/Red Bull Girls National League and Region III Premier League East, and 2008 USL Super-Y Southern Atlantic Championship … Honor roll from 2008-11 and NCHSAA CAP-7 Academic All-Conference from 2008-10 … Involved in NC Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity … Member of Capital City girls choir from 2001-2008 and Sanderson Sandpipers Choir in 2007-09.
Coach Springthorpe on Dulaney: "Anna plays on the same CASL team with Steph Bronson. She can play two different positions. In high school she plays as a forward. She's also an ODP region level player that has played both as a forward and a defender. We have recruited her to play as an outside back. Anna is a great athlete, with good size, and a great attitude that will make an impact in our program - if not the first year - certainly within a short period of time."
High School, Club and Personal: Rachel Clare Harris … Father wrestled for Campbell … Forward at Holly Springs High School for coach David Lanuti … Posted 20 goals in 2009 season leading team to a conference championship … Named all-conference and team offensive MVP in 2008-09 … Played with '93 NC ODP from 2004-10 … Also played for Triangle Futbol Club in 2009-10 … Honor roll student with 4.5 GPA … Member of Latin club … Has attended Belize mission trips every summer since 2007.
Coach Springthorpe on Harris: "I give credit to (associate head coach) Chris Shaw for recruiting Rachel. Chris had the opportunity to coach her in the past and saw that she would be able to come in here and compete for a spot on the team. I think she will be a versatile player for us. In the fall she will bring a ton of desire and has already shown a fantastic work ethic in the training room trying to get back from an injury she sustained just before arriving here at State."
High School, Club, and Personal: Kasey Elizabeth Koballa … Older sister Erin, plays soccer for Duke … Grandfather, father, and uncle all attended NC State … Three-year varsity defender at New Hanover High School for coach Al Pasture … Named all-conference, all-region and all-area ... Named most outstanding freshman … Earned New Hanover team and Brittany sportsmanship awards during sophomore year … Received special coaches award freshman and junior year and defensive award as a sophomore and junior … Played with '92 NC ODP from 2005-09 and Super Y ODP from 2006-08 … Member of OCSA Coastal Crew 2007-10 and Triangle Futbol club 2010 … Also played with Cape Fear Wave 2002-2007 and Wilmington Academy Super Y 2007 … Four-year honor roll student … Member of National Honor Society, beta club, key club and fishing club.
Coach Springthorpe on Koballa: "When I met Kasey early in the recruiting process I was impressed by her desire to want to attend our school and help us improve. Kasey is a fantastic student and is very committed to being the best she can be on the field and in the classroom. On the field we're looking at playing her as a central defender. She has a sister that plays at Duke so the two of them will be in the ACC playing against each other so, this should make the next couple of years fun for the both of them. Kasey has a true desire to make her way in our program and is going to get that opportunity this spring."
High School, Club, and Personal: Julia Ellen Sandridge ... Mother attended NC State … Member of the Under-18 Women's National Team Player Pool ... Three-year varsity center midfielder and a team captain at RJ Reynolds High School for coach Tim Sparks …Named all-county, all-conference, all-region and midfield MVP in 2009-10 … Also named all-state and ESPN All-American in 2009 … Selected to Region III team in 2007 and Region III pool team from 2006-09 … Scholar Athlete from 2008-10 and Super Y National team in 2006-07 … Played for Charlotte soccer club 2006-2008, NC ODP 2003-2009, and TCYSA 2008-2009 … Also played for NC Fusion in 2010 … Honor roll student and scholar athlete…Member of National Honor Society, girl's council, student council and Spanish club.
Coach Springthorpe on Sandridge: "We started recruiting Julia right after we arrived at State. Julia is a local NC standout player that comes with a lot of playing experience with ODP region and state teams. She had an opportunity with the U18 national team to train at one of their camps. Julia is a very technical player...good with the ball at her feet. She is a center midfielder so I expect she will be playing as an attacking center mid for us. I believe she will make an immediate impact for us."
High School, Club, and Personal: Cheyenne L. Spade ... Four-year varsity forward and midfielder at Midd-West High School for coach Gary Keister ... Scored 75 goals and had 65 assists in high school career ... Led team to a record of 70-19-5 ... Named all-state as a junior and senior ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Selected team MVP her final three seasons ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Played club for FC Pennsylvania.
Coach Springthorpe on Spade: "Cheyenne is an attacking player that's not afraid to go after it one-v-one. We will probably play her as a forward whether its on the wing or as a target forward. She has shown the ability to take players on and score goals for her high school and club team. I think we all expect Cheyenne will make an impact for us right away. Cheyenne is a player that will give us an opportunity to increase our goal scoring output."
High School, Club, and Personal: Shelli Marie Spamer … Father played baseball at Slippery Rock University, sister, Nici, played soccer at Slippery Rock, and brother, Bryan, played baseball at University of Pittsburgh … Four-year varsity midfielder at Peters Township High School for coach Pat Vereb … Started every game and posted 79 goals and 85 assists during high school career … Either scored or assisted in winning goals during all playoff games leading team to the WPIAL and PIAA state championships in 2010 … Named WPIAL Rookie of the Year in 2007… 2008 PIAA State Championship finalist … Three-year all-section and All-WPIAL player from 2008-10 … Two-year-all-state player in 2009-10 … Named to 2008 all-area all-star team … Selected as Post Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune Player of the Year … 2010 WPIAL and PIAA AAA state champions … Named 2010 MVP and All-Region II East … Member of Region 1 ODP from 2005-10, played in Italy and Portugal while on team ... Member of the 2011 U19 national all-star team … Played for PA West State ODP from 2005-09 … Eight-year team captain for Century V United 92/93 red team ... 2004-10 US Club West Penn State Champions ... 2009 PA West State Champions ... 2005, 2007, 2010 US club regional champions and National Championships … Honor roll student and volunteer coach.
Coach Springthorpe on Spamer: "Shelli is another player that we identified as soon as we arrived at State. We knew right away that we needed a player like Shelli on our team. Shelli is a mainstay on the Region I ODP team and has some great accolades within the ODP system. We will likely play Shelli in the back as a central defender but has experience both in club and ODP to play in the middle as well. One of the things that stands out with Shelli is she possesses a great strike on the ball. She can serve a ball on a dime long distance. She is a free kick specialist with the ability to hit accurate corner kicks and long set pieces. I've even seen her score from beyond 40 yards out on direct kicks. We are excited to be adding Shelli to our team next fall."