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Women's Recruiting Jun 14, 2023

USC unveils nine-player signing class loaded with youth national team talent

LOS ANGELES – The USC women’s soccer program will be welcoming nine new faces when the 2023 season starts in August, with head coach Jane Alukonis bringing in six freshmen and three transfers.

The class has a decidedly international flair, with players hailing from five different countries, and is loaded with national team experience as six different players have seen time in their respective youth national team systems.

Here’s a look at the 2023 class…


Kayla Duran | 5’10” | Defender/Midfielder

Hometown: Woburn, Mass.
Previous Schools: Brown/Boston College


  • 2022 All-America third team
  • 2021 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2x All-Ivy League first team
  • 2x All-Region first team
  • 2018 ACC All-Freshman Team

Hannah Griffin | 5″6″ | Midfielder/Forward

Hometown: Schuttrange, Luxembourg
Previous School: Harvard


  • 2022 All-Ivy League honorable mention
  • 6 Goals, 7 Assists in 30 games and 20 starts at Harvard
  • Helped Harvard to the 2nd round of 2022 NCAA Tournament
  • Competed for the U19 English National Team

Keely Roy | 5’5″ | Forward/Midfielder

Hometown: Sebastpol, Calif.
Previous School: California


  • Named to 2022 All-Pac-12 and All-West Region teams
  • Led Cal and was 3rd in the Pac-12 with 11 goals
  • Finished 7th in the Pac-12 with 24 total points


Maribel Flores | 5’6″ | Forward

Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.
High School: Troy HS/La Sierra HS
Club: Slammers FC


  • Has competed for the Mexican U17 and U20 sides
  • Helped Mexico win the 2023 CONCACAF U20 Championship
  • Scored 8 goals and had 7 assists at the 2022 U17 CONCACAF Tournament
  • Netted the game-winner for Mexico over Spain at the 2022 U17 World Cup
  • 2022 ECNL U16 National Player of the Year
  • Ranked the No. 18 player in the 2023 class by Top Drawer Soccer

Alyssa Gonzalez | 5’7″ | Defender

Hometown: Lemon Grove, Calif.
High School: Helix Charter HS
Club: Crusaders SC/San Diego Surf


  • Won a CONCACAF Championship with the U17 U.S. National Team
  • Invited to the 2023 U18/19 USYNT camps
  • Named to the 2018 U.S. Youth Soccer Best XI and the ECNL Playoffs Best XI
  • Ranked the No. 15 player in the 2023 class by Top Drawer Soccer

Florianne Jourde | 5’4″ | Midfielder/Forward

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
High School: Antoine-de-Saint-Exupery
Club: Programme Excel Feminine


  • Competed for the U17 and U20 Canadian Youth National Teams
  • Competed with Canada at the U20 World Cup in Costa Rica
  • Named to the 2022 CONCACAF Best XI
  • Won the 2021 Quebec LSEQ Ballon d’Or

Hana Mizumoto | 5’4″ | Forward

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
High School: Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai HS


  • Tokyo U18 Women’s Soccer League MVP
  • Scored 32 goals in 33 games her final club season
  • Named to U15 and U16 Tokyo Select teams
  • U16 Tokyo Select Tournament MVP

Hannah Poulter | 5’7″ | Goalkeeper

Hometown: Godalming, UK
High School: John Madejski Academy
Club: Reading WFC


  • Competed for English Youth National Teams at the U16, U17 and U18 levels
  • Played in the European Championship qualifiers with the England U17 squad
  • Won the 2022 County Cup with Reading WFC

Anne Sophie Thomann | 5’5″ | Midfielder

Hometown: Twickenham-London, UK
High School: John Madejski Academy/German School London
Club: Reading WFC


  • Selected for the German U15 development program
  • Scored twice in the final to lead Reading to a 2022 County Cup Championship
  • Trained with Reading WSL first team since 2022