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Women's Recruiting Jan 31, 2023

Maryland expands women’s soccer recruiting class with two ECNL standouts

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland women’s soccer head coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer welcomes Ashlyn Basinger and Trysta Thomas to the 2023 Terrapin roster.

Basinger comes to College Park after being named to several leading scorers lists in Pennsylvania, while Thomas looks to bring her leaderships skills to Maryland’s defensive end in the fall.

The duo of new Terps will be joining a decorated incoming freshman class, consisting of two Top-60 prospects in the nation and a Top-25 prospect goalkeeper. This class also includes multiple players that have represented their country at the international level including the United States, Puerto Rican and Jamaican Youth National teams.

More Information on these new Terps can be found below.

Before Maryland: Four year varsity member at Waynesburg Central High School…Named to 2022 WPIAL scoring list…2020 & 2022 All-Section and All-WPIAL teams…Made All WPIAL scoring leaders list… Played for Pittsburgh Riverhounds ECNL.

Personal: Daughter of Greg and Missy Basinger…Has one brother, Liam…National Honor Society…Member of Alpha Beta Club and Art Club…Active Church volunteer

Why Maryland? “I decided to come to Maryland because of the amazing coaching staff, positive and competitive team atmosphere, Big Ten conference, state of the art facilities, beautiful campus, and top academic programs. The moment I stepped on campus I knew the University of Maryland had to be my home for the next four years.”

Head coach Meg Nemzer: “Ashlyn is a fast and athletic player that can play out wide or centrally. She will always bring a positive attitude and give her all for this program. She is her high school’s all-time leading goal scorer and leads her entire club in sprint testing numbers.”

Trysta Thomas


Before Maryland: 3x East Regional Champion…2022 All-County Second team…2x team captain…Third place finish in the North Atlantic Conference Champions League…4x Honor Roll Student.

Personal: Daughter of Christopher and Christy Thomas…Has one younger brother Tyler…Member of the Green Team Environmental Organization and SGA…Also ran track in high school

Why Maryland? “I love Maryland and immediately loved the coaching staff. I felt they valued me not only as a player but a person. Add in the opportunity to be part of a top soccer and academic program, it was an easy decision!”

Head coach Meg Nemzer: “We are very excited to have kept one of the top goalkeepers in the state of Maryland home. Trysta has a fantastic work ethic, is a great student and is the type of person we want to be a part of our program. She is a Terp at heart and she will come in and raise the level of our goalkeeper union.

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