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Women's Recruiting Dec 12, 2020

High Point women’s soccer unveils 11-player recruiting class for 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University women’s soccer head coach Brandi Fontaine has announced the signings of eleven players for the 2021 recruiting class during the early signing period.

“We are very excited to officially welcome the 2021 class to our family,” Coach Fontaine said. “This is a really strong group of players who we believe will come in and help support a very established and hardworking returning group of players. They provide depth in every position on the field and we expect them to come in and compete.”

2021 Signing Day Overview

Ashley Rainho | Forward | Hillside, NJ | Players Development Academy (PDA)

  • Played for PDA for five years, spent 2020 with Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals
  • Scored 25 goals in only high school year played (Union County Conference scoring leader 2019)
  • Was one of three girls selected to go to London, England with NextGen to train with Chelsea’s Girl Academy

Emily Mashinski | Center Forward | Mechanicsburg, Pa. | Keystone FC 

  • Helped lead Keystone FC to EDP league championship
  • Made it to regionals with Keystone FC as a junior
  • Won district championship with Cumberland Valley High School in 2018 and 2020, she was also selected as a First Team All-Star my sophomore, junior, and senior year
  • Just received First Team All Sentinel honors.

Sophia Wickenden | Center Midfielder | Bognor Regis, West Sussex England | Brighton & Hove Albion

  • Has spent three seasons with Brighton & Hove Albion academy team
  • Helped establish first girls soccer team at her high school Regis School and captained them to the national finals

Lindsey DeHaven | Center Midfielder | Sellersville, Pa | FC Bucks 

  • Member of three SOL Conference Championship teams
  • Helped lead Pennridge to a PIAA State championship appearance and a PIAA District 1 championship
  • As a senior, she was named All-Area player of the year and was selected to the All-American watchlist
  • In 2018, her ECN team made it to the ECNL National Tournament

Megan Garmey | Outside Back | Severna Park, MD | Maryland United

  • Made the National ECNL tournament in 2018
  • Made the ECNL Nationals quarterfinals in 2019
  • Member of Archbishop Spalding High School that was ranked top ten nationally by USA Today throughout 2019-2020 season

Ella Vaughn | Center Midfielder | Wolcott, Ct | FSA FC

  • Helped lead team to ECNL Champions League for the first time in FSA FC history
  • She was named one of the Top 25 CT players to watch in 2020 as well as selected as NVL Conference All-Division as a Junior and a senior
  • Helped lead Wolcott High School to its first state quarterfinals appearance

Carly Smith | Defender | Mechanicsburg, Pa. | Eagle FC Impact

  • Won two NCS Easter Regional Championships with her Eagle FC Impact teams in 2015 and 2019, Captain for Eagle FC Impact for Five years
  • Senior varsity captain for her Cumberland Valley High School team, she also received All-State honors
  • Named Cumberland Valley MaxPreps player of the year as a junior
  • Was just selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Female All-State Team, she also received First Team All Sentinel honors.

Lilly Neubauer | Forward | Arlington, Va. | Arlington Soccer Association

  • Played in DA Nationals Showcase with Arlington Soccer Association
  • Helped lead her team to a State Cup and Super Y Championship
  • Named all-conference WCAC

Gabby Zuczek | Center Back | Freehold, NJ | Players Development Academy (PDA)

  • Helped lead her PDA team to a National Premier League Championship final
  • Captain who helped lead her team to NJ Group 4 Sectional State Title Senior Year
  • Selected in 2018 as the Top Girl Soccer Sophomore in the state of New Jersey by Finished Top five in Voting for top junior and top ten for top senior.

Shannon McGovern | Center Back | Tomkins Cove, NY | World Class FC

  • Played for NYC FC DA as a freshman and sophomore
  • Captain of her World Class Football ECNL team
  • The teams she played for were first in the conference every year and her NYC FC teams qualified for national championships

Isabelle Lee | Goalkeeper | Atlanta, Ga. | Inter Atlanta FC 

  • Helped lead her Inter Atlanta FC team to the first state championship in club history.
  • Member of first girls’ team in club history to compete at the USYS Southern Regional Championships
  • Was invited to Lyon, France to participate in the Generation Adidas program with Olympique Lyonnais