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Women's Recruiting Nov 18, 2019

Towson University women’s soccer announces six class of 2020 signings

TOWSON, Md. – The Towson University women’s soccer head coach Katherine Vettori has announced the addition of six student-athletes for the Tigers 2020 campaign.

The Tigers will welcome Anna Young of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Alex Rush of Hauppauge, New York, Riley Melendez of Springfield, Virginia, Khori Banks of San Antonio, Texas, Nia Christopher of Hamilton, Bermuda and Maja Hansson of Sandviken, Sweden in the fall of 2020.

“It is a very exciting day as we welcome six extremely talented student-athletes to the Tiger Family,” Vettori said.  “This class has an opportunity to positively impact the program from day one.  It is a group of highly skilled soccer players who play at the highest levels in their countries.  In an exceedingly competitive CAA, these student-athletes will help Towson compete as we are adding quality in every position on the field.”

Anna Young (Our Lady of Good Counsel |Gaithersburg, Md.| Maryland United Football Club (ECNL) | Midfielder)
Two-time all-conference (WCAC) …2018 All-Met Honoree… Two-time All-State (MD) …Two-time conference (WCAC) Champion…member of the National Honor Society.

Alex Rush (Hauppauge |Hauppauge, NY | FC Fury (USSDA) | Midfielder)
2017 Suffolk County All-League…2019 Suffolk County All County…2015-2017 Eastern NY ODP…2015-2016 ODP Region One…2015-2016 ODP National Pool…member of Hauppauge High School Lacrosse and Basketball teams.

Riley Melendez (Robert E. Lee |Springfield, VA | FC Virginia Girls DA (USSDA) |Goalkeeper)
VA State Cup Champion…Region One Champion…USYSA National Runner-up…ODP Region One…US Soccer ID2 Camp…US Soccer National Training Center…Washington Spirit (NWSL) Advanced Player Training

Khori Banks (Claudia Taylor Johnson | San Antonio, TX | Classics Elite (ECNL) |Forward)
Johnson High School Girls Soccer Career Scoring Record…Two-time Unanimous All District team…Two-time All-District Offensive MVP…Two-time All-State First Team…All District Athletic Academic Team…Two-time Express News (TX) All Area Super Team…Named Rising Star Athlete by San Antonio (TX) Express News…ECNL Texas Best 18

Nia Christopher (John Carroll |Hamilton, Bermuda | Premier SC (USYSA) |Forward)
2019 IAAM All Conference…2019 MD State Cup Champion…2019 USYSA National Champion…Bermuda Senior National Team

Maja Hansson (Bessemerskolan |Sandviken, Sweeden | Sandvikens IF |Defender)
Sandvikens IF (Swedish League Division 1)…Sandvikens IF Silver Ball Winner (Best Young Player)…U18 Swedish National Team

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