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NCAA Jun 23, 2022

Troy University finalizes 2022 women’s soccer recruiting class with four signings

TROY, Ala. – The Troy University women’s soccer program completed its incoming freshman class with Abria Smith, Jordan Schaetzly, Nittany Vega and Halee Bradbury joining the team, head coach Robert Lane announced.

“Although we got a late start on this class, our staff feels confident that we answered some needs both on and off the field,” Lane said. “It’s a hungry group with both a skillset and intellect that will serve them each well within our system. These young first-year players will look to get acclimated fairly quickly as they help this program compete in the Sun Belt this fall.”

Abria Smith | Midfielder | San Diego, Ca. | Vista Murrieta High School

A member of the South-Western First Team in her senior season, Smith netted one goal in her 17 games while dishing off two assists. The Vista Murrieta graduate totaled 25 points in her varsity career, averaging 2.04 points in 51 games.

“Abria is a technical midfielder with creative flair,” Lane said. “She’s a student of the game and will find minutes both centrally and in wide areas based on matchups.”

Jordan Schaetzly | Defender | Annapolis, Md. | North Caroline High School

Schaetzly comes to Troy as a graduate of North Caroline High School, where she was a four-year varsity starter, leading her team to the Regional Final for the first time in 20 years for the program. Her talent landed her on the Maryland United FC team, in addition to being named a Maryland Scholarly Athlete in her freshman and sophomore seasons.

“Jordan plays with a blue-collar mentality and relentless work rate,” Lane said. “Her versatility and commitment to defending should allow her to play in wide areas.”

Nittany Vega | Goalkeeper | San Juan, Puerto Rico | Timber Creek High School

The 5-7 netminder signs with Troy after an incredible senior season where she only allowed one goal while recording six shutouts and 41 saves. Vega was a Florida Olympic Development Player Pool member from 2018-20 before propelling her high school team to a 22-6-1 record from 2021-22.

“Nittany will come in and look to add some depth to our goalkeeping group,” Lane said. “Her growth and development over the past few years should continue at this level in our environment.”

Halee Bradbury | Midfielder | Covina, Ca. | Alta Loma High School

Bradbury brings offensive capabilities, netting seven goals on 32 shots in her sophomore and junior seasons at South Hills before transitioning to Alta Loma. In her senior season, the 5-5 midfielder was named All-Palomares First Team and a Los Angles Soccer Club member.

“Halee should have an immediate impact on the field for us with her work rate and understanding of the game,” Lane said. “She can play in multiple different roles through the midfield and along the front line.”

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