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NCAA Aug 16, 2023

Forwards to Watch in the 2023 NCAA Women’s Soccer Season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches has announced the Forwards on its NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Players to Watch lists for the 2023 season.The lists are comprised of 34 women and 32 men, led by eight total returning All-Americans. The six returning women’s All-Americans include Jody Brown (Florida State), Trinity Byars (Texas), Rebecca Cooke (Penn State), Brecken Mozingo (BYU), Anna Podojil (Arkansas), and Brittany Raphino (Brown). The lists are being released by the Division I All-America Committees to promote college soccer leading up to the official start date for the regular season later this month. The lists include United Soccer Coaches All-Americans and first or second team All-Region players from 2022, who are scheduled to return for the 2023 season.This marks the final position announcement of the fall:

2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Players to Watch – Forwards

Name Class School Hometown
Vivian Akyirem So. Northeastern University Kumasi, Ghana
Amanda Attanasi Jr. James Madison University Washington Township, N.J.
Catherine Barry Sr. University of South Carolina Hingham, Mass.
Kelli Beiler GR5 Lipscomb University Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa.
Jody Brown Sr. Florida State University St. Ann, Jamaica
Trinity Byars Jr. University of Texas Richardson, Texas
Hailey Chambliss So. Missouri State University Eureka, Mo.
Nia Christopher Sr. Towson University Devonshire, Bermuda
Rebecca Cooke Sr. Penn State University Dublin, Ireland
Cariel Ellis GR5 Lamar University Madison, Miss.
Leslie Fregoso Sr University of California, Davis Live Oak, Calif.
Itala Gemelli Jr. University of Alabama Rochester, Mich.
Gianna Gourley Sr. Grand Canyon University Las Vegas, Nev.
Jasmine Greene GR5 University of South Alabama Birmingham, Ala.
Maya Hansen GR5 South Dakota State University Savage, Minn.
Simone Jackson Jr. University of Southern California Redondo Beach, Calif.
Caroline Kelly Sr Saint Louis University Kearney, Mo.
Delaney Lappin Sr. Drexel University Corbin City, N.J.
Brecken Mozingo Sr. Brigham Young University Sandy, Utah
Karli Nyland So. Utah Tech University Highland, Utah
Ioanna Papatheodorou Jr. University of Washington Nea Erithraia, Greece
Avery Patterson Jr. University of North Carolina Jacksonville, Fla.
Anna Podojil GR5 University of Arkansas Cincinnati, Ohio
Brittany Raphino Sr. Brown University Randolph, Mass.
Ava Seelenfreund Sr. Brown University Truckee, Calif.
Kiran Singh Sr. Kansas State Cypress, Texas
Chloe Smith Sr. Tennessee Tech University Cincinnati, Ohio
Jaida Thomas Sr. University of Tennessee Dallas, Texas
Riley Tiernan Jr. Rutgers University Voorhees, N.J.
Reilyn Turner Sr. UCLA Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Faith Webber Jr. Utah Valley University Grand Blanc, Mich.
Sarah Weber Jr. University of Nebraska Gretna, Neb.
Kennedy White GR5 Mississippi State University Canton, Mich.
Tatum Wynalda So. Pepperdine University Thousand Oaks, Calif.

*GR5 Indicates student-athletes exercising their extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19