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NCAA Jun 04, 2022

VMI women’s soccer team adds nine Keydets for incoming class of 2022

LEXINGTON, Va. – Fourth-year VMI women’s soccer head coach Chris Haught-Thompson has introduced his 2022 signing class.

In all, nine future Keydets signed letters of intent to play at VMI this fall. A synopsis of each signee is provided below:

Riley Boucher
Sicklerville, N.J.
Delsea High School
SJEB FC
Midfielder

  • All-State, All-Group, All-South Jersey, All-Area, All-Liberty Division at Delsea HS in 2021
  • Twice named 1st Team All-Conference
  • Liberty Division and Team MVP in 2021
  • Girls Academy League Advisory Panel Team Representative for the past two years
  • 2 Year Varsity Letterwinner in Track and Field
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • USSF Certified Referee for four years
  • Intends on majoring in chemistry
  • Daughter of Josh and Shannon Boucher

Alyssa Cacace
Fairfax Station, Va.
South County HS
FC Virginia
Defender

  • 2021 Virginia High School State Champion with South County HS
  • “All A” Honor Roll for 2021-22 School Year
  • Intends on majoring in biology
  • Daughter of Fred and Marietta Cacace

Erin Grabeel
Gordonsville, Va.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (Minn.)

  • Honor roll student
  • Intends to major in civil engineering
  • Sushi enthusiast
  • Daughter of Stephen and Tricia Grabeel

Sydney Gray
North Huntingdon, Pa.
Norwin HS
Arsenal FC
Forward

  • Previously played for Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy
  • Led her teams to Three PA West State Cup Championships, a US Club Southeast Regional Championship, and a USYS Region 1 Championship
  • Was previously invited into US Youth National Team Training Centers
  • Was the leading goal scorer in USYS Region 1
  • Super Y League National Player Pool
  • Four-year honor roll student at Norwin HS
  • Intends on majoring in international studies
  • Daughter of Shawn and Chrissy Gray
  • Sister Lexi runs track and field at Bucknell

Cadee Hegarty
Stafford, Va.
Mountain View HS
Fredericksburg FC
Forward

  • President’s award winner at Mountain View HS
  • HS Team Captain
  • Three-time Virginia State Cup Finalist
  • Intends on majoring in biology
  • Daughter of John and Tammy Hegarty

Katy Layman
Haymarket, Va.
Battlefield HS
The St. James at FC Virginia Girls Academy
Defender

  • TSJFCV 05 team ranked 4th in the 05 Age Group of Girls Academy; 1st in the GA Mid-Atlantic
  • Honor Roll at Battlefield HS
  • Intends on majoring in mechanical engineering
  • Daughter of Chris and Natalie Layman

Caroline Marini
Southlake, Texas
FC Dallas
Defender

  • Previously played for Real SoCal Development Academy
  • Captained Real SoCal to being ranked 9th for her age group in the D.A. in 2019-20
  • Played in the D.A. West Regional Final in 2017
  • Two-Time California Coast Soccer League Cup Champion with Eagles SC (Calif.)
  • Was Basketball Team MVP as a freshman and sophomore at Westlake (Calif.) High School
  • Honor Roll Student
  • Intends on majoring in international studies
  • Daughter of Matt and Mary Kate Marini
  • Has three sisters: Molly, Anne, and Maggie

Dani Monastero
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Colney Health Ladies

  • Previously played for MK Dons, Arsenal FC U21s, Chelsea FC Academy, and Arsenal FC Academy
  • English Youth League Winners with Chelsea U16s
  • Dallas International Girls Cup Champions with Arsenal U15s
  • Received call ups for England Youth National Team Training Camps at U16 and U17
  • Intends on majoring in psychology
  • Daughter or Nic and Pina Monastero

Amber Strapponi
Mendon, Mass.
New England FC
Midfielder

  • Previously played for Seacost Academy
  • National Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award
  • VMI Institute Scholar
  • Member of the US Youth Futsal 2003 Girls National Team
  • US Club ID2 National Development Program participant
  • Massachusetts Vocational School State Champion
  • Is a twin
  • Intends on majoring in computer science with a minor in cyber security
  • Daughter of Len Strapponi

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