Frostburg State women’s soccer announces first NCAA Division II signing class
FROSTBURG, Md. – The Frostburg State University women’s soccer program has signed nine players in its first-ever NCAA Division II signing class.
Two of those players enrolled early in January to get a head start on the Fall 2020 season.
“This is our first D2 recruiting class and no question we are very excited,” said Frostburg State head coach Brian Parker. “These are all quality athletes and great students who will be committed to our mission here and help us compete for Mountain East Conference Championships. With the two players who enrolled early, we’ve got a great idea how this group will help us advance our program in 2020 and we can’t wait to get started in the fall.”
Below is a breakdown of each signee and their projected team impact according to Parker and his coaching staff.
Morgan McLean is a defender from Edgewater, Md. who played at South River High School and the Severna Park Black Thunder club team.
“Morgan was our first Division II commitment! She’s a tough defender who can also handle the ball well. She has a unique skillset including a long throw-in that can be dangerous.”
Ashley Chew is a forward from Pasadena, Md. who played at Chesapeake HS and the Severna Park Black Thunder club team. She was named to the Anne Arundel County Capital Gazette Girls Soccer First Team in 2019 and was their selection as Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She was also named to the MACS HS All-State 2nd Team.
“Ashley is a speedster and just a wonderful overall athlete. She’s got great fitness habits and is exactly the kind of athlete we’re looking for here at FSU.”
Ashley Bilger is a goalkeeper from Ellicott City, Md. who played at Centennial HS and for the SAC Premier 2002 club team. She was a First Team All-Howard County selection as a senior and was named to the MACS HS All-State 1st Team.
“We identified Ashley Bilger as a potentially elite college goalkeeper the very first time we saw her play. She’s got good technique and training habits and will compete for time right away.”
Hannah Thompson plays in the midfield and is from Adamstown, Md. who played at Tuscarora HS and the FC Frederick 2001 club team. She was named to the Frederick News Post All-Area 1st Team in 2019 and was an All-State selection making the MACS HS Honorable Mention squad. She enrolled early at FSU in January 2020.
“We’ve watched Hannah with her club and high school teams for some time and love her passing ability and how well she can win the ball back from opponents. She’s going to make an impact and we’re thrilled she enrolled early this Spring and fit into our team nicely.”
Lela Clark is a midfield player from Annapolis, Md. who played at Broadneck HS and the Severna Park Black Thunder club team. She was named to the Capital Gazette All-Anne Arundel 2nd Team in 2019.
“Lela is an exceptional athlete and has a skillset that makes her good playing almost any position. She strikes a ball well, has a great work-rate, and we expect her to contribute early on.”
Caroline Burton is a midfielder from Martinsburg, W.Va. who played at Hedgesville HS and her WVFC club team. She was named to her HS EPAC All-Conference First Team in 2019. She enrolled early at FSU in January 2020.
“Caroline is a composed and thoughtful midfield player. She’s got a high soccer IQ and will be fun to work with. We’re excited she enrolled early to get to know our team and get started on her college career.”
Dezirae Mortimer is a forward from Baltimore, Md. who played at Sparrows Point HS and her Harford FC club team.
“Dez is a super athlete who is a strong runner and ball winner. She’ll add to the athleticism we need to compete for MEC titles in Division II.”
Kayla Robinson is a midfielder from Grand Island, N.Y. who played at Grand Island HS and her GPS-Buffalo club team.
“We were impressed with Kayla the first 10 minutes we saw her play with her GPS club team. She’s a super athlete who will help us raise the bar here for sure.”
Alexis Keating is a midfielder from Annapolis, Md. who played at Broadneck HS and the Severna Park Black Thunder club team.
“Alexis is a smart composed player who can really hit a ball well. She’s got a great work rate and will fit in here. She is the kind of player and teammate we want representing our program.”