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NCAA Feb 15, 2019

William & Mary women’s soccer recruiting class revealed

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary head women’s soccer coach Julie Shackford announced the addition of eight student-athletes for the 2019 season on Friday morning. Emily Crocco, Zoe Doughty, Shelby Hachtel, Laurel Hagen, Madeleine Hayes, Jillian O’Toole, Hannah Potter, and Kayleigh Shackford will join the Tribe for the 2019 season.

“We are really excited to welcome eight impressive student-athletes to the Tribe’s class of 2023,” said Shackford. “We are adding a tremendous amount of competitive experience to the squad. Members of our incoming class have played at the highest levels in youth soccer.  Experiences include youth national teams, US Soccer National Training Centers, as well as US Development Academy and ECNL environments.   The class of 2023 has been equally impressive in the classroom, and I can’t wait to see how they thrive as part of our vibrant William & Mary community.”

Emily Crocco, 5-9, Defender/Midfielder, Midlothian, Va./James River
HIGH SCHOOL
Two sport athlete at James River High School outside of Richmond playing soccer and basketball … Named the VHSL 2017 6A Female Scholar Athlete of the Year after her senior year … Named a team captain for her junior season … Named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch First-Team All-Metro squad as a junior … Tabbed as the Conference Player of the Year, First-Team All-State, All-Region and All-Conference as a junior after helping her team to the regional quarterfinals … Named to the First-Team All-Conference following her sophomore season … Tabbed to the Second-Team All-Conference as a freshman … Played her club soccer for Richmond United from 2013-18 … Named a team captain every season … Tabbed the Virginia Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2013-14 … Invited to the ECNL National Team Training Camp,  ECNL Mid-Atlantic Division Best 11 and Potomac Soccer Wire Best 11 Player in 2014-15 … Also invited to ECNL National Team Training Camp in 2015-16 and attended to the U-16 Youth Women’s National Team Camp in 2015 … Named the ECNL Soccer National Team Training Camp Best 11 (2017) … Attended the U-18 Youth Women’s National Camp in 2016 … Ranked 105th in the TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 150 … Named the 11th best defender by the site … Selected into the Center of Leadership and International Relation at James River … Distinguished Dean’s List all four years of high school … Won the President’s Award for Educational Excellence four times … Member of the World Language Honor Society, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, Ping Pong Club, and Latin Club … Also involved with Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and volunteering at soccer and basketball camps, and Robious Middle School Clean Up.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Gary and Ann Crocco … Dad, Gary, played football (1984-86) and baseball (1986-88) at W&M … Uncles Dave (1984-88) and Steve Wiley (1989-93) played football at W&M … Aunts Jennifer (Volgenau) Wiley (1986-90) and Sofia (Cedergreen) Wiley (1988-92) were members of the women’s soccer program …  Plans to major in kinesiology and health sciences … Enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and being outdoors with her friends, family, and pets, listening to music in her spare time.

Why William & Mary?
“I chose William & Mary and the women’s soccer program because the second I stepped on campus and met the team and coaches, I could tell they were family to one another. The women’s soccer program and school is truly one “Tribe” looking out for and supporting each other. I also love the amazing academics and beautiful campus at William & Mary. Overall, I chose William & Mary and the women’s soccer program because of the endless opportunities it has to offer. I couldn’t be more excited to go to William & Mary and be a part of the Tribe!”

Zoe Doughty, 5-11, Goalkeeper, Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior High
HIGH SCHOOL
Played four years of varsity soccer at Woodbridge Senior High School in Northern Virginia … Also played JV basketball and was a swimmer … Tabbed First-Team All-Conference in 2017 and 2018 … Earn the Liana Wooten Coach’s Courage Award in 2017 … Tabbed the team MVP as a senior … Played her club soccer with PWSL, BRYC, and Virginia ODP … In the classroom, was a member of National Honor Society, German Honor Society, Advance Placement Scholars Program, Student Athletic Leadership Team, Junior Class Vice President, Class of 2019 Community Outreach Captain.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Charles Doughty and Margaret League … Both of her parents attended W&M as well as her Uncle, Todd Doughty … Her mother, Margaret, was a women’s soccer player from 1992-96, while her dad, Charles, ran track & field (1992-97) … Her uncles, Todd Doughty, was a football player and track and field athlete at W&M, while her other uncle, George League, played soccer at VMI … Wants to major in education with a focus in special education at W&M … Enjoys photography, hiking, and volunteer work during her spare time.

Why William & Mary?
“Having close family ties to the school, W&M, has always felt like home, and with the competitive soccer program and phenomenal educational opportunities it seemed like the perfect fit for me.” – Zoe Doughty

Shelby Hachtel, 5-6, Defender, Gainesville, Va./Battlefield
HIGH SCHOOL
Played two years of varsity soccer at Battlefield High School … Helped her high school to the 2016 6A VHSL State Championship … Made a pair of international tours with VA State ODP going to Belgium and Holland in 2014, and Austria and Hungary in 2016 … Was the team captain of the 2016 team … Was a State Cup Finalist with BRYC ’98 in 2016 and BRYC ’00 in 2014 … Participated in the National Series League, Region I Premier League with BRYC ECNL ’00 … Volunteers at Haymarket Food Pantry … Member of the National Honor Society, Principal’s Honor Roll … Won the HS HEPI Female Student of the Year.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Ty and Nicole Hachtel … Dad, Ty, played two years of football at the US Air Force Academy … Plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-veterinary studies … Enjoys the beach, surfing, fishing, cooking, working out, and pet sitting in her spare time.

Why William & Mary?
“I chose to go to William & Mary due to the family atmosphere, academic tradition and beautiful campus. I chose this school so I can contribute to the many successes it still has yet to accomplish. I wanted to play women’s soccer here to be a part of the competitive and exciting group of girls; to become part of the Tribe family!” – Shelby Hachtel

Laurel Hagen, 5-9, Defender, Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary School
HIGH SCHOOL
About to start her second season of varsity soccer at Robinson Secondary School … Named Honorable Mention All-District following her junior season … Played her club soccer with Carlsbad United Soccer (2009-12), SYA Soccer (2012-13) and BRYC (2013-19) … In the classroom is a member of the National Honor Society … Volunteers with the middle school running club.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Dan and Tara Hagen … Undecided on her major at W&M … Enjoys hanging out with her friends, family, and pets, hiking, going to see the sun rise and set in fun places, exploring new places, and cities like DC, paddle boarding, seeing musicals, and going to the beach during her spare time.

Why William & Mary?
“I chose William & Mary because it was a perfect fit for me. I knew I wanted to play college soccer and knew that I needed to focus on getting a good education while doing so. William & Mary fit both of those criteria perfectly for me. I am able to get a top notch education and continue to play the sport I am passionate about at a high level, not to mention in such a beautiful place.”

Madeleine Hayes, 5-5, Midfield/Forward, Warrenton, Va./Fauquier
HIGH SCHOOL
Was a two sport athlete in high school as a member of the soccer, cross country, and indoor track team … Played her club soccer for the FC Virginia ECNL and FC Virginia DA … Standout runner, who earned her team’s MVP for indoor track in 2018 … Helped her 4×800-meter relay to the State championship in 2017, while it finished as state runner up  in 2018 … Placed in fourth in the state in the 500-meter … Owns the 4×800-meter school record … Won the Virginia High School Mountain Bike State Championship … Member of the Mountain Vista Governor’s School for three years .. Also a member of the National Honor Society … Named her high school’s homecoming queen.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Chris and Sherry Allen Hayes … Plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-med, while minoring Innovation & Entrepreneurship … Mom, Sherry, was a Texas cross country and track recruit … Dad, Chris, is a cyclist that competed in two Olympic Trails … Enjoys mountain biking, gymnastic, running, and drawing during her spare time.

WHY WILLIAM & MARY?
When I was 10, I visited Williamsburg for the first time and the experience I had there made a lasting impression on me. Over the years I had dreams about DOG Street and the beautiful Sunken Garden. When JD showed interest in me, I came to understand the amazing soccer history and unique first class academics at William & Mary. I soon realized W&M was the place in my dreams and I knew it would be the perfect fit. Coach Julie’s passion for the Tribe and her incredible successes as a player and coach has inspired me even more. I’m super excited to contribute to the Tribe and become a part of the W&M community! – Madeline Hayes

Jillian O’Toole, 5-6, Midfielder, Montclair, N.J./Montclair
HIGH SCHOOL
Played four years of varsity soccer at Montclair High School … Named a captain for her junior and senior season … Won her team’s most promising newcomer (2015), Coach’s Player (2016) Most Valuable Player (2017) awards throughout her high school career … Tabbed First-Team Super Essex County NJ in 2017 … Earned NJ Girls Soccer Coaches Association Award … Helped her high school to the county and state sectional championships in 2015 … Scored five goals, and had six assists during her senior year Played her club soccer with the NJ Stallions … Was a team captain from 2015-19 … Won the US Soccer National Championship (2017), Disney Showcase (2016), and NJ State Cup (2015 & 2016) … Coaches with TopSoccer, an organization that works with children disabilities with soccer … Participates in Bowling for HomeCorp.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Eric and Nancy O’Toole …  Mom, Nancy, played women’s soccer for the Tribe … Brother, Kevin, is a member of the Princeton men’s soccer team … Dad, Eric, also attended W&M is a member of the class of 1989 … Undecided on her major … Enjoys snowboarding, traveling, baking, making beaded jewelry, watching movies, and writing during her spare time.

WHY WILLIAM & MARY?
“Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved eating at the Cheese Shop and walking around my parents’ beautiful alma mater. William & Mary has always felt like home, and it is the perfect combination of a great soccer program and a great education. I have also known Julie and Marsha for my whole life, because my mom played soccer with them at William & Mary. I am really looking forward to playing for them to be a part of the amazing program they have been a part of for so long, and to become a part of the Tribe family!”

Hannah Potter, 5-5, Forward, Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette (Kentucky)
PRIOR TO WILLIAM & MARY
AT KENTUCKY /FRESHMAN (2018)
Appeared in three games for Kentucky during her freshman season … Made her collegiate debut against Furman … Played a season-high 16 minutes against Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played varsity soccer at nearby Lafayette High School … Finished her career with 20 goals and 18 assists …First-Team All-Conference in 2015 and 2017 … First-Team All-Region in 2017 …  Helped Lafayette to a conference championship and regional final appearance in 2015 …  Invited to the US Soccer National Training Center from 2013-15 … IDN2 National Soccer Training Center (Raleigh, N.C.) in April 2014 … Tabbed to the Club Champions Select pool in 2016-17 … Played for the Virginia Development Academy – US Soccer Girls DA … Member of Richmond United ECNL where sheplayed in the ECNL National Championships in 2015 and 2016 … Also played for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club where she helped them to a Virginia State Cup Semifinalist appearance in 2016 … Played for the VA ODP Team, which won the Region I Championship in 2017 and was finished third in the national championships … In the classroom, was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society … Won All A’s in English Award, and the Academic Athlete Award.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Michael and Andrea Potter … plans to major in psychology … Enjoys playing the piano and violin, watching Netflix, eating Doritos and playing basketball with her family in her spare time.

WHY WILLIAM & MARY?
One of the main reasons I chose to play soccer at William & Mary is because of the high level of competition within the conference and the team itself. I know that the expectations and challenges that come with playing for W&M will help me grow both as a player and a person. I look forward to working with and learning from the coaching staff whose presence also greatly impacted my decision. Finally, the program has a positive culture which has created a tight knit team that I’m excited to be a part of.” – Hannah Potter

Kayleigh Shackford, Forward/Midfielder, 5-6, Ashburn, Va./Rock Ridge
HIGH SCHOOL
Played high school soccer her freshman and sophomore season at Rock Ridge … Led her team in goals both her freshman (16 goals) and sophomore (15 goals) seasons … Named First-Team All-Conference and All-Region after both seasons … Tabbed Second Team All-State following her sophomore year … Played for the NJ Rush on National Select Rush teams from 2010-13  … Was a member of PDA New Jersey (2013-14) … Joined FC Virginia ECNL (2014-17) where she was invited to PDP Training Centers … Member of the FC Virginia Development Academy from 2017-19, which was a top-five team in the country … Invited to the US Soccer National Training Centers from 2012-15 … In the classroom, member of the National Honor Society … Mentor in WINGS program, mentoring freshmen at her high school … Multiple RISE Winner, nominated by teachers for Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence … Received outstanding awards on One to the World Projects … Coaches younger players with FC Virginia.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Shane Shackford and Julie Shackford and Bo Wilhelm … Mom, Julie, played women’s soccer at W&M from 1984-88, and is the current head coach of the Tribe … Dad, Shane, was a three-time All-American soccer player and Hall of Famer at Mary Washington … Aunt, Colette Cunningham, played soccer at NC State, for the US Women’s National Team, and professionally in Italy … Cousin, John Mitrovic, played football at W&M … Aunt, Kristen Jesulaitis, played soccer at W&M as well … Cousin Kevin Kokolis will start at the Mason School of Business this fall. Plans on majoring in kinesiology and health sciences or psychology at W&M … Enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and family, and going to the beach in spare time.

WHY WILLIAM & MARY?
Growing up I never really thought about playing soccer at William & Mary (probably because my whole family loved it there). However, as I started the recruiting process, W&M was one of the schools that reached out to me. I fell in love with every aspect of the campus as soon as I took my first visit. The coaches, athletic department, the facilities, the team and the academics just seemed like a perfect fit for me. W&M is unlike any other school and I am so excited and blessed I get to spend my next four years as part of the Tribe.” – Kayleigh Shackford