|Strickland Completes First Sun Belt Class|
|Written by Ben Winterrowd|
|Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:56|
Appalachian State University women’s soccer head coach Sarah Strickland announced the signing of nine student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on
Tuesday. The recruiting class will be the first to play as a member of the Sun Belt Conference for the women’s program after competing exclusively in the Southern Conference.
“Signing our 2014 class is a long awaited celebration for a group of girls that have already shown tremendous commitment to the future of our program,” said Strickland. “We have made a huge investment in North Carolina youth soccer players with only one coming from another state. The talent level of these players will definitely compliment our core group as we transition into the Sun Belt.”
KELLY FLANDERS • 5-4 • Midfielder • Huntersville, N.C. • Hopewell H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was all-conference and all-region as a sophomore and junior … as a sophomore and junior was named offensive most valuable player … also had the most goals scored as a sophomore and junior … scored 45 career goals (9- freshman, 14 sophomore, 22 junior year) and tallied 13 career assists … was captain of her club team, Carolina Rapids, as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Bruce and Barbara Flanders … born June 3, 1996 … has two siblings; Matthew (10) and Jill (10).
JAEIA GRAHAM • 5-7 • Forward • Huntersville, N.C. • Southlake Christian Academy
HIGH SCHOOL: Tallied the most assists in Southlake Christian history … played for Lake Norman Soccer Club … all-tournament player in 2013 … spent two years on ODP’s first team and one year on second team … qualified for nationals in 2013 … region three for one year … North Carolina state semi-finalists.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jennifer Cutting … born August 13, 1996 … father, Derick Graham, played for the Cincinnati Reds … hobbies includes photography, flatboarding, modeling, hiking and international travel … plans to major in interior design and minor in business.
LINDSAY KUBRICK • 5-3 • Defender • Greensboro, N.C. • Ragsdale H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-conference and all-region selection during freshman through junior seasons … offensive MVP for freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns … played for N.C. Fusion club team … won two state championships and two runner-up state championships … U16 regional semi-finals.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Dennis and Julie Kubrick … born October 4, 1996 … has two siblings; Kristin (24) and Alex (21) … father, Dennis played college rugby … sister, Alex plays soccer at UNC Charlotte.
SARAH MOON • 5-9 • Forward • Huntersville, N.C. • W.A. Hough H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was all-conference and all-region in 2013 … made Charlotte Observer all-observer team in 2012 … NCHSAA 4A state champions in 2012 and was MVP of the state championship game … ESPN H.S. Powerade 50 National Champions in 2012 … conference champions and 4A state-finalists in 2011 … member of Charlotte Soccer Academy … 2011-2012 conference champions and made the finals for nationals … ranked No. 2 in the conference for 2013-14 … earned region III camp 2010-2012 … region III international trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013 … Thanksgiving Interregional Boca Raton 2012.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Richard and Lynn Moon … born June 10, 1996 … hobbies includes hiking, running and water sports … plans to major in health promotions.
MORGAN MOSACK • 5-3 • Forward/Midfielder • Charlotte, N.C. • Providence Day School
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-conference selection sophomore and junior year … all-state selection during junior campaign … member of Charlotte Soccer Academy.
PERSONAL: Born November 6, 1995 … has two siblings; Braxton (19) and Parker (15).
SARAH PEATROSS • 5-6 • Center Midfielder • Winston-Salem, N.C. • Mt. Tabor H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was named all-state, all-conference and all-region as a junior … earned all-conference and all-region as a sophomore and freshman … named team MVP following junior campaign … scored 34 goals from freshman year through junior year … played for ’95 Fusion Elite G club team and was named captain senior year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Craig and Susan Peatross … born August 1, 1995 … has one sibling, Will (15).
BAYLEY RIGSBEE • 5-3 • Midfield • Raleigh, N.C. • Leesville Road H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter in high school … 2011 N.C.-4A state champion … earned the school’s character award … member of CASL … nine-year CASL Elite/ECNL player … 2011 N.C. state champions … 2011 region III premier league champions … 2011 ODP region III camp and was named a 2011 Top Drawer player to watch.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mike and Suzy Rigsbee … born March 18, 1996 … has two siblings, Sydney (25) and Braxton (21) … sister, Sydney played soccer at UNC-Wilmington.
ERIN SETTLE • 5-5 • Forward • Mooresville, N.C. • Mooresville Senior High
HIGH SCHOOL: Was all-conference and all-region freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … was named team MVP for freshman and sophomore campaigns … scored a total of 75 goals in first three high school years … member of Lake Norman Soccer Club … ASL all-tournament team selection … U-20 national honorable mention … scored 85 total goals.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Chuck and Janet Settle … born September 9, 1995 … has one sibling, Jordan (24) … member of FCA.
LINDSAY TULLY • 5-6 • Defender • Charlotte, N.C. • Charlotte Catholic H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was named all-conference and all-region for sophomore and junior seasons … also all-state after junior year … 2012 3A state champions and 2011 3A state champions … member of CSA ECNL U-18 … Sanford ECNL all-event team … selected for ECNL player development program.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Patrick and Layna Tully … born June 28, 1996 … has two siblings; Jonathan (19) and Emily (15).
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