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Women's Recruiting May 04, 2023

VMI women’s soccer adds 12 class of 2023 recruits from across 9 states

LEXINGTON, Va. – Fifth-year Virginia Military Institute (VMI) women’s soccer head coach Chris Haught-Thompson introduced his 2023 signing class.

In all, 12 future Keydets from nine different states signed letters of intent to play at VMI this fall.

Three hail from Ohio, two from Texas and one each from the states of Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Washington and New Jersey.

A synopsis of each signee is provided below:

Paige Becker

-Southlake, Texas  |  Southlake Carroll Senior High
-Solar Soccer Club
-2022-23 Texas 6A State Champions & Solar Conference champions and ECNL playoffs
-Plans to major in International Studies and Political Science
-Daughter of BJ and Karin Becker

Brookelyn Webster

-Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Oak Hills High School
-2021 GA National Champions
-Plans to major in Psychology
-Daughter of Erik and Leah Webster

Rachel Baez

-Union, N.J.  |  Union High School
-Ironbound SC
-Forward/ Midfield
-Capped with Puerto Rico Youth National Team
-2x All-Mountain First Team
-All-County First Team
-All-State Team
-All-County Second Team
-Plans to major in Psychology
-Daughter of Marcilene Lopes and José Baez

Samantha Uschold

-Sugar Land, Texas  |  John Foster Dulles High School
-Albion Hurricanes FC ECNL RL
-Outside Back/Forward
-School record 92 career goals, 2x District 20-6A Utility Player of the Year, 4x 1st-Team All-District
-Plans to major in International Studies
-Daughter of Jennifer and Andy Uschold

Cameron Jones

-Ridgefield, Wash.  |  Ridgefield High School
-Portland Thorns Academy
-Team Captain 2020-2022, 2021 Greater St. Helens League 2A 2nd Team, 2021 Greater St. Helens League (COVID Season) Honorable Mention, 2022 RHS Girls Soccer “Most Inspirational” award
-Plans to major in International Studies
-Daughter of Brett & Georgianna Jones

Gabrielle Hedges

-Hudson, Ohio  |  Hudson High School
-Cleveland Ambassadors FC
-US Nationals first runner-up 2022,3-year varsity letterman; Four years of academic honors, National Honors Society Member
-Plans to major in Biology
-Daughter of Garrett and Yanette Hedges

Emily Ward

-Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  |  Yorktown High School
-FC Transylvania
-Captain, All-Section, All-League, Lohud Elite Eleven Watchlist, Lohud All-Star Second Team, New York State Scholar Athlete
-Plans to major in International Studies
-Daughter of Samuel and Jennifer Ward

Katherine Stanley

-Greenville, N.C.  |  John Paul II Catholic High School
-Wilmington Hammerheads Football Club ECNL
-North Carolina ODP State Team, South Region ODP Team, North Carolina NCISAA IA State Champion , North Carolina Body Armor Games Player, CPIC Conference Player of the Year (2x), North Carolina Football Club National ECNL Team, Wilmington Hammerheads National ECNL Team
-Plans to major in Chemistry
-Daughter of Hunt and Katie Stanley

Eva Torres

-Lorton, Va.  |  South County High School
-Arlington ECNL
-Conference, district, regional champion 2022. Puerto Rico Youth National Team player pool
-Plans to major in Psychology
-Daughter of Cesar Torres and Hope Moran

Katelyn Redlinger

-Downingtown, Pa.  |  Bishop Shanahan High School
-Penn Fusion
-Four-year varsity starter, 2022 BSHS varsity captain, made district final playoffs as well as state playoffs. (Best season in school history). Chestmont honorable mention
-Plans to major in Computer and Information Sciences
-Daughter of Christine and Robert Redlinger

Barrett Callejo

-Springboro, Ohio  |  Archbishop Alter High School
-Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
-Ohio Elite ECNL Team, Captain of Ohio Elite Fall Team, Media officer of Horizons in Medicine Club
-Member of National Honors Society, Ohio State University College of Medicine’s 2021 Future Physician-Scientist Award, Honor Roll 2019-2023, Alter Scholar 2019-2023
-Plans to major in Biology
-Daughter of Eric and Arabella Callejo

Gianna De Cicco

-Lenexa, Kan.  |  Olathe West High School
-Kansas City Scott Gallagher
-Forward/ Midfield
-2022 State Cup Champions, NPL club team, Qualified for Nationals this year.
-Plans to major in International Studies
-Daughter of Peter and Jennifer De Cicco