TCU women’s soccer reveals six-player recruiting class
Four of the incoming freshmen hail from the state of Texas, while one comes from California and another from Florida. The class was ranked No. 8 nationally by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Making their way to TCU in the fall will be: Jacqueline Barnes (Spring, Texas), Brenna Brosam (Frisco, Texas), Paige Crews (Orange Park, Fla.), Camryn Lancaster (Mansfield, Texas), Lauren Memoly (Laguna Hills, Calif) and Olivia Pena (Irving, Texas).
“We are very excited about the 2021 recruiting class,” said Bell. “This is a very talented class that addresses all of our needs. This class is full of great players with many special qualities from goal scoring to defending, it’s all there. This class continues the trend in identifying student athletes that will continue to make the training environment super competitive. This will prepare us for the rigors of competing in a very tough non-conference schedule as well as the grueling play in the Big 12. Hats off to Ryan Higginbotham and Tom Serratore for their tireless efforts in the recruitment of this class.”
Jacqueline Barnes – Defender – Spring, Texas (Klein Cain HS/Challenge Soccer Club)
Played club soccer with Challenge Soccer Club under the coaching of Pat O’Toole… competed in the Champions League ECNL Playoffs in 2019 and qualified for the ECNL playoffs in 2021… was captain of the ’02 and ’03 ECNL team and the Klein Cain Hurricanes … a four-year letter winner for the Hurricanes earning All-District awards each season with first-team distinction her sophomore and senior seasons… competed in the UIL 6A Playoffs three years, with last season’s playoff cancelled due to the pandemic… named the team offensive MVP her sophomore year… superb student earning Academic All-District honors all four years and was an Academic All-State recipient her senior year… a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
Brenna Brosam – D – Frisco, Texas (Centennial High School/FC Dallas)
Played club soccer with FC Dallas and was coached by Matt Grubb… the 53rd ranked player overall in the TopDrawerSoccer Class of 2021, 10th in Texas and 18th among defenders… won the 2017 ECNL U14 National Championship with Solar Soccer Club… a versatile player for the Lady Titans of Centennial High School playing back, midfield and forward… named first team all-district and second team all-region while being selected as the Team MVP… earned UIL Academic All-State and All-District honors.. graduated from Centennial Cum Laude… a member of the National Honor Society.
Paige Crews – MF – Orange Park, Fla. (St. Johns Country Day School/North Florida Soccer Academy)
Member of the North Florida Soccer Academy and played for Mike Pickett… named the 2A Player of the Year by two outlets her junior year… won six FHSAA Class 2A State Championships in her time as a Spartan… the Spartans were crowned National Champions by various outlets three times in her career (2017, 2018 and 2021)… recognized to the all-state and all-region teams by the United Coaches Association of America… a two-time All-First Coast Team honoree and News4Jax First Team recipient… belongs to the National Honor Society… sister of Payton Crews, a senior in the program.
Camryn Lancaster – F – Mansfield, Texas (Lake Ridge High School/Solar Soccer Club)
Competed with the Solar Soccer Club under the leadership of Adrian Solca… scored 55 goals and 36 assists since 2018… named UIL First Team All-District the last three seasons… received three yearly District honors as the MVP as a senior, the Offensive MVP as a junior and the Co-Midfielder of the Year her sophomore year… recognized as an ECNL All-American during the 2018-19 season… named an All-Area First Team Midfielder in 2020 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News… was selected at the US Soccer Youth National Team Regional ID event.
Lauren Memoly – Forward – Laguna Hills, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic High School/SoCal Blues)
Memoly played with the SoCal Blues under the direction of Greg Baker and Tad Bobak… the 76th ranked player in the country and 19thin the region, she is the 24th ranked forward in the country… SC Blues was ranked No. 1 in the nation the last two seasons… the fifth top scorer for the US Development Academy in the country last season and second two years ago… was unable to compete for her high school because of her participation in the US Soccer Development Academy… ran track in the spring… record holder for Santa Margarita in the 400M and the long jump… finished her time as a Eagle with a 4.2 GPA.
Olivia Pena – Midfield – Irving, Texas (Nimitz High School/Solar Soccer Club)
Member of the Solar Soccer Club for 11 years and was coached by Adrian Solca and Ben Williams… the 38th ranked player in the country on the IMG Top 150, 6th in the region and is the 11th ranked midfielder… was in the US National Team Pool Training from 2014-2018 and competed on the U15 Girls National Team in Germany, California, Oregon and Texas and was in the US Youth National Team ID Camp in Dallas… competed in the ECNL League this year and was a member of the 2017 National Champion team where she was named to the playoffs Best XI team… also spent time with Arsenal FC in Ontario, Calif. Prior to joining the ’03 ECNL Team winning one tournament and appearing as a finalist in two others.