Big 12 champion TCU solidifies 2022 women’s soccer signing class
FORT WORTH – TCU women’s soccer head coach Eric Bell has announced the 2022 signing class featuring 11 student-athletes.
Four members of the signing class joined the team in January and participated in the spring season. Six members of the incoming class hail from the state of Texas, while two come from California and one each from Michigan, Missouri and Utah.
“This is a really talented group,” said Bell. “l’m really excited about them as a group and how they are going to help us win championships. We’ve got all the positions covered. The fans will be quite pleased with the skill sets these players will bring to the table.”
Azul Alvarez • GK • Austin, Texas (Plugerville HS/Lonestar)
Played in the U17 FIFA Women’s World Cup… has competed in 15 international games with Mexico… earned a spot on the U15 and U17 Mexico national team… currently playing with the U20 Mexico national team… won the golden glove at CONCACAF with the U15 team… played club soccer with Lonestar for head coach Sophia Mundy.
Zoe Calyer • MF • Frisco, Texas (Reedy HS/Solar Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Solar 04 ECNL for coach Ben Williams… won the 2021 Dallas Cup Championship… played for the No. 1 club program in the country according to Soccer Wire in 2021 and 2022… named first-team all-district and academic all-district following junior campaign… member of the National Honor Society.
Seven Castain • F • Draper, Utah (Waterford HS/Utah Avalanche)
Played club soccer for Utah Avalanche ECNL for head coach Jimmie Powell… named to the ECNL Northwest All-Conference Team in 2019 and 2021… ranked Max Preps No. 1 in the nation for average goals per game with 4.2 goals per game… named the 2021 2A Player of the Year… selected to play in the 2021 High School All-American game… earned United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week three times… garnered first-team all-state honors in 2018, 2020 and 2021… all-time career goal scoring leader for Waterford High School with 113 goals in 2 ½ seasons… received Academic High Honors and Waterford Scholar with Distinction all four years of high school.
Kennedy Clountz • F • Frisco, Texas (Liberty HS/Sting Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Sting ECNL for coach Marcus Kelcher… named ECNL first-team all-conference in 2021… honored as Player of the Year for ECNL Texas Conference in 2019… first-team all-district as a sophomore and junior… awarded first-team all-region senior year… named Offensive MVP for District 9-5A senior year… received TASCO and THSCA Academic All-State senior year.
Grace Coppinger • D • Kansas City, Mo. (St. Teresa’s Academy/Sporting Blue Valley)
Played club soccer with Sporting Blue Valley ECNL for coaches Colin Bulwich and Tom Knox… named first-team all-district and first-team all-state… three-year captain in the GA and ECNL… was a GA Club Representative… member of the National Honor Society… named Class/Student Body President.
Alyssa Hennessey • F • Norco, Calif. (Norco HS/Legends FC)
Played club soccer with Legends FC for coach Neill Powell… was on the Legends FC club that won Surf Cup 2021… named first-team all-league as a junior and senior… attended national training centers for five years… earned the District Board of Education Student Recognition Award.
Tyler Isgrig • F • Arlington, Texas (Martin HS/Solar Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Solar Soccer Club for coach Ben Williams… called up to the 2020 U16 USWNT… made international debut at the UEFA Developmental Tournament against Spain, England and Denmark… named ECNL Texas 2020-21 Conference Player of the Year and an ECNL All-American… honored as the United Soccer Coaches 2021 Youth Player of the Year… earned the No. 1 regional ranking from TopDrawerSoccer.
Sarah Melcher • D • San Diego, Calif. (Academy of Our Lady of Peace/Rebels Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Rebels ECNL for coach Ryan Marquez… named to the ECNL Southwest Conference first team in 2021… earned San Diego Western First Team… honored as the High School Sports Section Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2021-22… named a captain her senior year of high school for Our Lady of Peace varsity soccer… a member of the National Honor Society and Leadership Team.
Megan Reilly • MF • Sugar Land, Texas (Stephen F. Austin HS/Oklahoma/Challenge Soccer Club)
Played in 70 career games and made 53 starts in four years at Oklahoma… recorded five goals and tallied 10 assists for 20 points… was on the field for over 1,000 minutes in each of the last three seasons… totaled 4,286 minutes on the field in her career.
Ally Richardson • D • Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS/Solar Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Solar U17 ECNL for coach Ben Williams… named to the U17 Top XI to Watch list by TopDrawerSoccer.com… finished third at the USSDA Nationals… placed third with Solar at the ECNL Nationals.
Remini Tillotson • D • Rochester, Mich. (Adams HS/Varder and Liverpool ECNL)
Played club soccer with Vardar ECNL and Liverpool ECNL for Demir Muftari… named Liverpool Coaches Player of the Year… was the Nationals GA Standout Player in 2021… played in the ECNL National Selection Game in 2020… earned all-league, all-district and all-region honors during freshman season… a four-year captain in the ECNL… named Scholar Athlete from 2019-2022… earned Honors of Highest Distinction.