USC Beaufort women's soccer coach Ed Heberling announced a preliminary recruiting class of 18 players Thursday, including several he expects to make an immediate impact when the Sand Sharks start their second season in August.
Heberling has signed 17 high school seniors -- 14 from South Carolina -- one international player and one junior college transfer. Among the new recruits are all-state midfielder Jessica Tooley of Fort Mill and Clover teammates Samantha Satterlee and Kylie Allen. That trio helped Carolina Elite Soccer Academy win a South Carolina State Cup title in 2010.
USCB SOCCER RECRUITS
USC Beaufort women's soccer recruiting class so far (high school or previous team in parentheses):
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Goalkeepers -- Megan Cain (Lexington)
Defenders -- Claire Kennedy (Irmo), Ashley Bowen (White Knoll), Aubrey Jordan (Irmo), Patricia Roberts (Berkeley), Jennifer Salizzoni (North Augusta), Emily Mentrup (North Augusta), Kylie Allen (Clover)
Midfielders -- Marissa Hamm (Effingham County, Ga.), Andrea Marshall (Belleville, Mich.), Hunter Clark-Dye (Gilbert), Windsor Neal (Georgia Perimeter College), Jessica Tooley (Fort Mill), Samantha Satterlee (Clover)
Forwards -- Catharina Borgstrom (Djurgardens IF, Sweden), Pascale Rocca (Cardinal Newman), Olivia Dizon (West Ashley), Ashlyn Sharp (Silver Bluff)