University of South Dakota women’s soccer finalizes 2020 recruiting class
VERMILLION, S.D. — University of South Dakota women’s soccer head coach Michael Thomas has announced that Gabby Beberg and Christin Schmidt have joined the program for the 2020 season.
“These two players round out a large 2020 recruiting class,” Thomas said. “This class will help to continue to establish what University of South Dakota Soccer should be now and in the future.”
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Gabby Beberg | Fullback | Brooklyn Park, Minn. | Park Center Senior HS
Beberg hails from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota where she helped the Pirates win back-to-back state championships in 2018 and 2019. Beberg was a two-time all-conference fullback, a two-time offensive player of the year and a three-time captain. She leaves Park Center Senior High second all-time in goals scored in a season and in a career. Beberg plans to study medical biology while at USD.
“Gabby is a player who first and foremost competes,” Thomas said. “She played on a good Maplebrook team under Stuart Trench and we are excited to get her onto campus.”
Christin Schmidt | Left | Fruit Cove, Fla. | Homeschooled
Schmidt was homeschooled but played soccer for Saint John’s Country Day School where she was a four-time Florida High School State champion. In addition to her talents on the field, she was a Florida High School Regional Qualifer in the pool. With her club soccer team, Schmidt was the team leader in goals and assists in 2018 and 2019. In 2017, she helped her club team to a USYS Southern Premier League East Championship on their way to the USYS Region II Championship where they earned runner-up honors. Schmidt plans to study communication disorders while at USD.
“Christin is a player who came onto our radar late,” Thomas said. “She has played at a high level and has a great left foot. She is a great late addition to our class.”