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NCAA May 12, 2022

University of Delaware signs women’s soccer transfers from Rutgers and UMBC

NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware head women’s soccer coach Mike Barroqueiro has announced two additions to the 33rd ranked recruiting class in the nation.

The Blue Hens will welcome graduate transfer Nicole Binkley, a midfielder who spent her undergraduate career with Rutgers. Junior forward/midfielder Grace Harvey has also signed with Delaware as a transfer from UMBC.

See below for a look at each of the Blue Hens’ newest signings:

Nicole Binkley, Midfielder, Burlington Township, N.J., Grad Student, Rutgers

  • Two-year team captain of Rutgers Scarlet Knights, leading her program to the NCAA College Cup in Fall of 2021 as well as the Big10 Conference Championship
  • 3x Academic All-Big10
  • 2x Big10 Distinguished Scholar

Barroqueiro Quote: “We are very excited to add Nicole & Grace to an already stellar incoming class. In Coley, we are getting a proven leader & winner. Someone who truly knows the attitude and work-rate that goes into creating an elite product on the field and in the classroom. There’s no doubt that her experience will help her make a smooth transition to UD and will make a great Blue Hen.”

Grace Harvey, Midfielder/Forward, Gaithersburg, Md., Junior, UMBC

  • Grace comes in with three years of eligibility remaining
  • America East All-Rookie Team
  • Played in all 23 games the team participated in between Spring of ’21 and Fall of ’21, starting 22 of them
  • Played over 1300 minutes this past Fall

Barroqueiro Quote: “We are so excited to welcome Grace to the Blue Hen Family. She’s had a wonderful start to the career at UMBC as a conference All-Rookie team selection and is now at a point where she is ready for her next challenge. With a high work-rate, great motor, and fierce competitive attitude, I have no doubt that she can make a positive impact here as she takes the next step in her career.”

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