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Women's Recruiting Feb 07, 2023

Penn State women’s soccer signs five class of 2023 recruits

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s soccer program welcomes five signees to their 2023 recruiting class.

Meet the newest Nittany Lions:

Frankee Flesher
Chesterland, Ohio | Forward

High School: Attends West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio…Conference MVP in 2022… First team All-Conference in 2022… 2x GCSSCA first team… News Herald Player of the Year in 2022… First team All-Ohio…OSSCA Academic Excellence in 2022… Played for Cleveland Force Soccer Club for three years… ECNL Tennessee National Selection Game Player in 2022.

Personal: Full name is Frankee Rae Flesher… Daughter of Nicole and Jerome Flesher…Cousin Annie Flesher attended Penn State from 2012-16.

Why Penn State: “Choosing Penn State was an easy decision for me because I felt it was the place where I would grow the most and would bring out the best in me. Academically, Penn State’s kinesiology program is nationally recognized. Athletically, the soccer program is continuously successful in the Big Ten and nationally. I love the coaches’ loyalty to the program, the team culture and values, and the team’s competitive nature. I am excited to surround myself with people who are willing to both support and push me to my full potential. WE ARE!!”

Nicollette Kiorpes
Worcester, Mass. | Forward

High School: Attends Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Mass…Played for the New England Futbol Club for 10 years… Played in the FIFA U17 World Cup in India in 2022.

Personal: Full name is Nicollette Kiorpes…Daughter of Athanasios Kiorpes and Demetra Ourdas…Father played soccer professionally in Greece for eight years…Has one sibling, Eleni… Intends to major in physical therapy.

Why Penn State? “I chose Penn State because the second I stepped onto campus it felt like home. The coaching staff and team just felt like family from the first day.”

Ava Rightmire 
Downingtown, Pa. | Defender

High School: Attends Downingtown West High School in Downingtown, Pa.…4x All-Ches-Mont and All-Area Selections…2021 and 2022 Team Defensive MVP… United Soccer Coaches High School All-American in 2022…Played for FC Delco for 11 years…2021 ECNL All-Conference second team…2022 ECNL All-Conference first team…U.S. Training Center Player Pool (’04 birth year).

Personal: Full name is Ava James Rightmire…Daughter of Taylor and Lauren Rightmire…Her father played soccer and her mother ran track and cross country at Shippensburg…Has two siblings, Regan and Drew…Regan is currently playing lacrosse at Gettysburg… Intends to major in kinesiology.

Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State to have an opportunity to play the sport I love at a place with a top-notch program, conference, coaching and academic choices. I can’t wait to be a part of the Penn State family! WE ARE!!”

Keegan Schmeiser
Bolingbrook, Ill. | Defender

High School: Attends Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill.… PASL National Champion in 2021… U.S. National Team Camp Member in the fall of 2021… U.S. Soccer U17 WNT CONCACAF Champion in 2022… United Coaches Youth Girls All-American in 2022…Played for Chicago FC United for 13 years.

Personal: Full name is Keegan Ida Schmeiser…Daughter of Wayne Schmeiser and Karen Bartosiak…has one sibling, Jake… Intends to major in kinesiology.

Why Penn State? “As soon as I stepped foot on campus, I knew this was where I wanted to be. Penn State has so much to offer, and I wanted to be a part of it. Penn State soccer’s coaching staff was warm, welcoming, and has a reputation of taking players to the next level. WE ARE!”

Kaelyn Wolfe
West Chester, Pa. | Defender

High School:  Attends Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, Pa… AACA League MVP…PASCA first Team…2022 PA All-State Team…Played for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy for 12 years…Made first team North Atlantic for ECNL…Went to the sweet sixteen for the 2022 ECNL Playoffs.

Personal: Full name is Kaelyn Elizabeth Wolfe…Daughter of Bill and Cari Wolfe…Her father played soccer and her mother played field hockey at Temple…Has two siblings, Billy and Colin.

Why Penn State? “I chose Penn State because of the family-like atmosphere I felt immediately, the amazing academics and the soccer program. Penn State feels like a home away from home.”

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