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NCAA Nov 19, 2021

Texas Soccer signs five future Longhorns for class of 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – Head soccer coach Angela Kelly and the University of Texas soccer program announced five signees for the 2022-23 academic school year.

Signees include (Top Drawer Soccer National Player Rank/Position/Hometown/High School/Club Soccer Team): Toni Lopez (No. 163/Center Back/Palmetto, Fla./IMG Academy/IMG Academy), Kendall Sproat (No. 185/Goalkeeper/Frisco, Texas/Independence High School/Solar SC), Breana Thompson (Defender/Mesquite, Texas/John Horn High School/Dallas Texans) and Liz Worden (No. 60/Forward/Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King Jr. High School/Legends FC) as well as sophomore transfer Taylor Dellosso (Defender/Midfielder/Colleyville, Texas/Baylor University/Grapevine High School/Solar SC)

“Another signing day is in the books on the Forty Acres, and once again, we’re feeling loads of excitement about all the players joining our Texas Soccer Family.” Kelly said. “We’re adding talent and versatility to each line with players joining our program from coast-to-coast, and as always, from the state of Texas. We expect this group of players to step onto campus and make an immediate impact.”

2022 Texas Soccer Recruiting Class                                     

Toni Lopez
Position: Center Back
Hometown: Palmetto, Fla.
High School: IMG Academy
Club: IMG Academy

Rated the No. 10 player in Florida, the No. 41 defender in the nation and No. 163 overall in Top Drawer Soccer’s 2021 IMG Academy rankings, Lopez has played club soccer exclusively as part of IMG Academy’s U-17 & U-19, Tophat Gold (U-13 through U-17) and Concorde Fire (U-11 & 12). While playing with Tophat’s top developmental academy squad for her age group in Atlanta, Ga., Lopez earned time in 84 matches over three Southeast Conference Championship seasons. During that stretch, the center back helped guide her squad to an overall record of 77-3-4 while allowing just 17 total goals, including a span of 27 shutouts over 32 matches during the 2018-19 campaign. For her efforts with IMG Academy, Lopez was named to the roster for the 2021 Girls Academy League Talent ID Southeast Conference event that served as a scouting platform for youth national team scouts.

Kendall Sproat
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
High School: Independence High School
Club: Solar SC

Listed as the No. 19 goalkeeper, the No. 23 player in Texas and No. 185 overall in the Class of 2022 Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy national player rankings, Sproat ventures to Texas as another product out of the Solar Soccer Club. She earned All-District 9-5A honors and was selected as her team’s defensive player of the year after helping lead Independence H.S. to the regional final during her only season of high school soccer as a freshman (2018-19). With Solar SC, Sproat has been named a Top Drawer Soccer ECNL and Girls Development Academy weekly standout on numerous occasions. During Solar’s 2019-20 DA campaign, Sproat registered a .950 save percentage between the pipes.

Breana Thompson
Position: Defender
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: John Horn High School
Club: Dallas Texans

A native of Mesquite, Texas, Thompson is coming off a 2020-21 campaign that saw her earn All-District 10-6A and all-tournament honors after scoring 13 goals and dishing 12 assists during her first season on the varsity at John Horn H.S. While playing club for the Dallas Texans and head coach Hassan Nazzari, Thompson helped lead her teams to the final four of the 2018 Girls Development Academy (DA) playoffs, to a Denmark Cup No. 1 title and to the Gothia Cup in Sweden. Thompson has previously been selected by Top Drawer Soccer as a Girls DA Weekly Standout, a Girls DA Spring Showcase Standout and as part of the Girls DA Spring Showcase U16/17 Best XI (May 8, 2019).

Liz Worden
Position: Forward
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Club: Legends FC & So Cal Blues

A Riverside, Calif., product, Worden is currently rated No. 12 in Southern California, the No. 20 forward in the country and No. 60 overall in the Class of 2022 Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy national player rankings. Playing exclusively so far for the So Cal Blues and Legends FC, Worden was invited to the 2021 U.S. U-18 Youth National Team Virtual Camp to prep for future in-person camps. She’s also participated in multiple U.S. Youth National Team Identification Center events in Southern California (May 2021, June 2019, March 2019, Oct. 2018). Worden was selected to both the 2018/19 West Region ODP and 2018 Cal South ODP Teams and was invited to participate in the 2018 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Player Development Program. Worden has also been honored multiple times as a Top Drawer Soccer Girls DA Weekly Standout.

Taylor Dellosso
Position: Defender/Midfielder
School Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
Previous College: Baylor University
High School: Grapevine High School
Club: Solar SC

Another Solar Soccer Club product that’s joining the Longhorns, Dellosso ventures to the Forty Acres as a transfer after originally signing with Baylor back in Dec. 2019. A two-sport letter winner (soccer, lacrosse) out of Grapevine H.S., Dellosso was named Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASC) All-State honorable mention as well as to the UIL State First-Team All-Tournament and as the District 4-5A Utility MVP after helping power her squad to a Class 5A State Tournament runner-up finish (2017-18). During the 2016-17 campaign, Dellosso earned TASC Second-Team All-State honors and was named both the District 4-5A Offensive MVP and Newcomer of the Year. Over two seasons with the Mustangs, Dellosso scored 20 combined goals and dished 20 combined assists for 60 total points. With Solar SC, she helped her team to the 2016 National Final 16 and played in national showcases including the Vegas Cup (2015) and the Soccer Loco Surf Cup (2014). Dellosso was also a part of squads that won championships or were finalists at numerous events including the North Texas State Cup (2014, 2015, 2016), the Dallas Girls International Cup (2016), King Tut presented by Toyota (2013, 2014, 2015) and the LHGCL Spring Roundup (2015). She also participated in an Olympic Development Program (ODP) Sub-Regional III Camp in 2014 and was part of an ODP Sub-Regional Camp All-Star Team (2013).

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