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NCAA May 28, 2021

Arkansas Soccer unveils four-player recruiting class for 2021

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Soccer signed four new Razorbacks, head coach Colby Hale announced for the incoming class of 2021. The quartet, which features three transfers and a true freshman, will join nine other newcomers on the Hill this summer.

The Razorbacks are coming off the second Sweet 16 appearance in program history and back-to-back regular season conference titles.

Aidan Smith | GK | Fort Myers, Fla. | Canterbury High School

  • Named All-State in 2021 after leading her team to the FHSAA 2A state title game
  •   Two-time member of the All-Area First Team by the News-Press
  • Won the Golden Gloves award after setting the school record for the most shutouts in a single season
  •  Four-time All-Academic athlete

Ava Benedetti | MF | Happy Valley, Ore. | Central Catholic/Seattle | Portland Thorns Academy

  •   Member of the First Team All-WAC and All-Tournament team in 2021
  •    Academic All-WAC in back-to-back seasons (2019, ’21)
  •    Was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week on April 5, 2021

Cora Duininck | D | Tulsa, Okla. | Lincoln Christian School/Liberty |Blitz United

  • Candidate for the 2020-21 NCAA Senior Class Award
  • Earned all-conference honors all four years at Liberty, including ASUN All-First Team this season. She was also named to the 2021 USC All-South Region Team
  • Named to the 2018 ASUN All-Second Team as a sophomore
  • Only freshman in 2017 to make First Team All-Big South
  • Named a 2018 ASUN Fall Winner for Life

Hanna Reid | MF/D | Eagle Mountain, Utah | Real Salt Lake Academy/Purdue | La Roca Futbol Club DA

  •  Second-leading scorer as a defender for La Roca Futbol Club U-19 DA
  •  Played two seasons with Shattuck St. Mary’s DA and helped lead the team to a second-place finish at the US DA Showcase
  •  Earned a US Soccer U-16 national team invite as a sophomore