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Gonzaga University women’s soccer signs 8 for the class of 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University women’s soccer team has announced eight additions to next season’s roster.

“We are so excited to bring these great student-athletes to our campus,” GU Head Coach Chris Watkins said. “This is the culmination of countless hours of recruiting. Beyond their great resumes, our staff is proud to welcome to the Gonzaga community. We are grateful to have the trust of these players and their families as they begin their adult life here.”

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Charley Boone
D | Seattle, Wash.| Roosevelt High School | Crossfire Premier

Boone arrives at Gonzaga, after playing for Roosevelt High School. The 5-7 defender helped lead the Roughriders to 11 shutouts in her senior season. As a freshman, she was named First Team All-Metro and was chosen to the 2019 Surf Cup All-Tournament team while playing for Crossfire Premier.

In the classroom, Boone carries a 3.9 GPA and earned the Seymour Kaplan Humanitarian Award.

“I chose Gonzaga for many reasons,” said Boone. “It felt like a family that would both challenge me and would always have my back. It was clear to me that the Gonzaga soccer coaching staff not only cared genuinely about their players, but that they are great coaches who were going to take Gonzaga to the next level.”

Watkins on Boone: “Charley has played at the very highest youth levels. She has the knowledge and maturity to control the game from the back line.”

Sydni Burrup
F | Corrales, N.M. | Cibola High School | Rio Rapids

Burrup has had a stellar career in New Mexico. During her junior year, she led the 5A District 1 in total points (54) and goals (21). She added 12 assists. In her senior year, she led in goals (19) and assists (14), totaling 52 points. Burrup was named the district’s Player of the Year for her efforts in 2019. As a junior, she was named first team All-State, All-District and All-Metro. She was even recognized as the MaxPreps National Player of the Week during the 2018 season. Burrup helped guide Cibola to the state title in 2016, recording an assist in the Cougars’ 1-0 championship game win.

After being her respective class president each of the past three years, Burrup was named the student body president as a senior. She is a member of the National Honor Society with a 3.92 GPA.

“I chose Gonzaga because of the elite level of coaching at the highest level of competition,” Burrup said. “Gonzaga will also challenge me with a rigorous classroom setting, all on a faith-centered campus.”

Watkins on Burrup: “Sydni is a pure goal scorer who can fly. She has the athleticism to make a difference in our conference.”

Kayla Chatman-Haggerty
M | Seattle, Wash.| Ballard High School | Seattle United/Reign Academy DA

Chatman-Haggerty will join the Zags after graduating from Ballard High School. The midfielder has had great success throughout her high school career, being a US Soccer Training Center Participant in 2017. Chatman-Haggerty was also a part of the ECNL Conference Selection Program-Northwest in 2018.

She plans on majoring in business with goals of becoming either a professional soccer player or working in sports marketing.

“I chose Gonzaga because I really wanted to continue playing soccer after high school at a high level, as well as get a great education,” Chatman-Haggerty said. “I really like the coaching staff, community feel, and beautiful campus.”

Watkins on Chatman-Haggerty: “Kayla is ready to go right now. She has everything we could want, speed, power and the precision to get it done.”

Kate Doyle
F | Seattle, Wash.| Roosevelt High School | Crossfire Premier ECNL

Doyle is a 5-6 forward from Seattle, Wash. In her one year of high school play as a freshman at Roosevelt High School she was named All-Metro first team, along with being named to the Washington State 3A second team all-state. After her one year of high school play, she played for the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club as a part of their development academy.

“I was inspired by Gonzaga’s excellent academic reputation,” Doyle said. “Along with the close campus community, and the women’s soccer coaches.”

Watkins on Doyle: “Kate has a motor that is unmatched. She creates so many problems for defenders to think about.”

Chelsea Le
MF | Spokane, Wash. | Gonzaga Prep | Spokane Sounders

The Spokane native comes to GU after a strong career at Gonzaga Prep. Le was named to the All-GSL First Team as a midfielder and to the 4A All-State First team. She was also the team captain for the Bullpups her junior and senior seasons.

A 4.0 GPA holder and recipient of the Ignatian Leadership Award plans on majoring in engineering.

“I love the tight-knight community and the hardworking culture that Gonzaga offers,” Le said.
Watkins on Le: “Chelsea is the top player in Eastern Washington. She is both a playmaker and scorer and has the ability to help us develop in the final third of the field.”

Saraya McCray
F | Henderson, Nev. | Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Las Vegas | Heat FC

McCray joins the Zags from Henderson, Nev. The forward was named the Most Valuable Player for women’s soccer along with being a scholar athlete. As a member of her club team, she was chosen as an All-Conference Player in 2018.

She boasts a 3.8 GPA in the classroom, with a goal of becoming a forensic pathologist.

“Gonzaga is an amazing university that I gravitated towards from the beginning,” said McCray. “I chose Gonzaga not only because I feel most comfortable there, but because of the Zag culture and the opportunities to succeed.”

Watkins on McCray: “Saraya understands the way the game should be played. She makes possession look so easy and has a lot of energy in defending.”

Isabelle Moultray
M | Selah, Wash. | Selah High School | Central Washington Sounders

Moultray comes to Gonzaga, after a strong career at Selah High School. The midfielder has totaled 71 career goals and 80 assists in her time as a Viking. She was named the 2018 Yakima Valley Soccer Player of the Year, along with being named First Team All-State.

A National Honor Society member with a 4.00 GPA, Moultray is ranked 1st overall in her graduating class.

“After meeting the coaching staff and getting on campus, I loved Gonzaga,” said Moultray. “I look forward to continuing to improve my soccer skills and knowledge on this team.

Watkins on Moultray: “Isabelle is an elite level athlete who will fit right in on campus. She gives a great effort every day and physically dominate a match.”

Lauren Towne
GK | Sacramento, Calif. | Christian Brothers High School | San Juan Soccer Club

Towne comes to Gonzaga, after a strong career at Christian Brothers. In her junior year she totaled 99 saves, the most in the Capital Athletic League. She was also named all-league for the D3 Capital Athletic League as a junior.

Towne carries a 3.6 GPA and would like to pursue a career in sports marketing or sports broadcasting.

“I chose Gonzaga because of the school’s sense of community and the overall feeling of home I felt while on campus,” said Towne. “Gonzaga’s Catholic values and its strong academics as well as competitive athletics made me realize it was the best place for me to spend the most important four years of my life.”

Watkins on Towne: “Lauren is one of the top goalkeepers in the West. She has the athletic ability, size and experience to be a great College goalkeeper.”

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