NC State to play in nation's capital at 3 p.m.
Freshman Kayla Saager scores first career goal in Pack's 2-1 loss
NC State just 10 days away from 2014 season opener (Aug. 22)
BigSoccer (No. 13) and All White Kit (No. 19) rate Tim Santoro's recruits highly
Prior to NC State: Four-star recruit ... Has played club soccer for Albertson SC (one year), ISA (four years), and East Islip Soccer Club (seven years) ... Played on the New York East ODP for six years and USYSA Region I ODP for four years ... ODP team was 2013 International Kuban Spring Champions in Sochi, Russia ... East Islip Soccer Club team was 2007 Triple Crown Champions, 2007 NYS Champions, and 2009 NYS Champions ... ISA club team was 2012 NEWSS Champions and 2013 Region 1 Champions ... High school team posted a 34-7-2 record in her three years and was a 2011 co-league champion and a 2013 outright league champion ... Scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists in her high school career ... Won All-State, All-Long Island, All-County, and All-League honors in 2012 ... Won All-County, All-Conference, and All-League honors in 2013.
Kayla featured onTopDrawerSoccer.com.
Coach Santoro's take: "Kayla is a pure target striker who likes goals. She's very dangerous in the final third combining with the midfield and putting herself in positions to score. Her adjustments in the other two thirds of the field will determine when Kayla becomes the productive ACC striker I expect."