COLUMBIA, Mo. – College of Missouri Soccer Head Coach Stefanie Golan introduced the signing of 10 newcomers to the staff Wednesday, Nov. 9. The incoming freshmen hail from six completely different states, together with Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, Kansas and Illinois.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this group of 10 younger ladies to our Tiger Soccer Household. We’ve added to each place with this group, and we really feel that bringing them in with our returning group that confirmed a lot progress this yr goes to propel us ahead nearer to the place we wish to be within the SEC and on the nationwide scene,” stated Golan.
Midfielder | Kansas Metropolis, MO | Sporting Blue Valley | Acellus Academy
Monica Brauner joins the Tigers from Kansas Metropolis, Mo., the place she attended Acellus Academy. The midfielder additionally performed for Sporting Blue Valley beneath coach Colin Bulwich, together with fellow signee, Mia Yang. Brauner was invited to a number of US Soccer Coaching Facilities held in Kansas Metropolis.
Golan on Brauner: “Monica is a dynamic attacking participant who reads the sport so properly and makes each participant round her higher. She is incredible on the ball, her distribution is superb, and she or he helps create and rating targets. We’re excited to see her in black and gold, beginning this spring!”
Ahead | Indianapolis, Ind. | FC Delight | Bishop Chatard HS
Brianna Buels earned 4 letters at Bishop Chatard Excessive Faculty beneath head coach Ashton Balch and is the second-highest aim scorer on the faculty. Buels was a four-time all-city, all-district, and all-conference choice, in addition to being named to the all-state staff thrice. She additionally acquired 4 letters in observe the place she was first all-city and first all-conference.
Buels performed for seven years on the FC Delight membership staff, beneath head coach Jamie Gilbert, the place she was first-team all-conference and performed within the Nationwide ECNL sport.
Golan on Buels: “Bri is a participant who we anticipate to impression us instantly provided that she is an athletic aim scorer, which is one thing we’ve lacked within the two seasons I’ve been in CoMo. She has large tempo, which is able to permit us to maintain a backline sincere, in addition to put groups beneath an growing quantity of stress. Some gamers who’ve Bri’s large athleticism lack the technical capacity to put it to use on the highest stage, however she brings each the consistency in work charge in addition to a crowning glory together with it! We’re excited to have her in a Tiger uniform within the fall!”
Midfielder | Arlington Heights, Ailing. | Chicago Sockers | John Hersey HS
Olivia Chianelli involves Columbia from Arlington Heights Ailing., the place she attended John Hersey Excessive Faculty. The midfielder performed for Sockers FC Chicago beneath coach JJ Ruane the place she was a Ladies Academy League Mid-America Expertise ID choice in 2021-22. Chianelli was additionally a Ladies Academy U19 Nationwide Finalist, in addition to a Mid-America U19 Convention Champion and convention membership consultant.
Golan on Chianelli: “Olivia was our ultimate addition to the category. She is superb with the ball at her toes, and she or he has a excessive soccer IQ. We love her mentality and work ethic, and we really feel like she is going to match with our desired model of play and improve our stage of depth within the midfield group. Olivia goes to do properly in a Tiger uniform.
Ahead/Midfielder | Fenton, Mo. | St. Louis Scott Gallagher Navy ECNL | Cor Jesu Academy
Ana DiMaria will take a brief journey from Fenton, Mo. to Columbia to hitch Mizzou. DiMaria attended Cor Jesu Academy, taking part in for coaches Rachel Brcic and Dave Gauvain. There she earned 4 letters and was a member of the 2021 All-Convention Workforce. The Missouri native additionally for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Navy ENCL for 10 years beneath coach Ralph Richards. As a member of the staff, she performed within the Midwest ENCL Convention Champions 4 occasions and was acknowledged as a membership weekly standout by High Drawer Soccer. The incoming freshman was additionally a US Soccer Missouri Coaching Heart Participant.
DiMaria comes from an extended line of soccer expertise as her father performed soccer collegiately at UConn and Saint Louis College. He was an All-American and a member of the SLU Corridor of Fame. Her mom performed at Loyola College Chicago, whereas her grandfather performed as a goalkeeper at Quincy College and was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Corridor of Fame.
Golan on DiMaria: “Ana was one of many first St. Louis gamers that we had an curiosity in. She is an amazing soccer participant with an unbelievable work charge. Her capacity to navigate tight areas on the ball, her total attacking consciousness and her technical execution make her somebody we really feel can assist us be extra harmful within the attacking third of the sector. The most effective is but to come back for Ana, and we’re excited to see her in black and gold!”
Midfielder | Columbia, MO | St. Louis Improvement Academy | Rock Bridge Excessive Faculty
Madison Hendershott has been a Mizzou fan her complete life, calling Columbia, Mo. house. Hendershott’s junior yr she was chosen by The United Soccer Coaches to the All-Central Area Workforce and earned First Workforce All-State honors in Missouri. The Columbia native led the staff her sophomore and junior yr in targets scored. Whereas taking part in at Rock Bridge beneath coach Nicky Fowl, the staff went to the Missouri Class 4 Last 4 within the state finals, in addition to being convention and district champions in 2021 and regional and district champions in 2022.
Whereas taking part in for coaches Dan Donigan, Cal McKee and Bob Kittner on the St. Louis Improvement Academy, Hendershott was a four-time Missouri USYS State Champion and the 2019 USYS Regional Champion. Moreover, she was the 2022 GA Frontier Convention Champion and made it to the GA Nationals Elite 8 that yr.
Golan on Hendershott: “We have been excited that there was a CoMo product in our yard that we really feel could make an impression within the SEC and that Madi selected to grow to be a Tiger! She has a incredible health base, can cowl a ton of floor athletically , and does an incredible job executing the easy features of the sport on a constant foundation. Madi is a participant that we really feel will proceed to develop over her time as a Tiger, and we won’t wait to get to work within the fall! “
Defender | Ballwin Mo | St. Louis Scott Gallagher Navy ECNL | Marquette HS
Morgan Meador hails from Ballwin, Mo., and performed at Marquette Excessive Faculty beneath coach Chris Kenny. There, she was a two-time all-conference, all-state and all-region choice, and was staff MVP her sophomore and junior yr, in addition to being named staff captain for her junior marketing campaign.
Meador performed for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Navy ECNL for 10 years beneath coach Ralph Richards, the place she was ranked 83rd by High Drawer Soccer and was chosen to the ECNL Midwest All-Convention Second Workforce (2020), ECNL Nationwide Choice Sport in Florida ( 2019) and ECNL Coaching Camp in Portland. The defender was additionally part of the ECNL Nationwide Playoff and Last 4 in San Diego, Calif., and the ECNL Midwest Convention Choice Program in Wisconsin.
Golan on Meador: “Morgan was the primary STL product that we knew we wanted to deliver to Mizzou. She is a perfect SEC heart again: sturdy, athletic, good within the air, and glorious along with her distribution. Morgan goes to assist us have the ability to construct out of the again greater than we’ve been capable of within the two seasons I’ve been right here, and she or he brings a defensive tenacity and aggressive mentality that we’re excited to have in black and gold the following 4 years, beginning this spring!”
Goalkeeper | Fishers, Ind. | Indiana Hearth Academy ECNL | Cathedral HS
Kate Phillips joins the Tigers from Fishers, Ind. At Cathedral Excessive Faculty beneath coach Marc Behringer, Phillips earned 13 shutouts in 21 video games her senior yr and was named a 2022 ISCA High staff participant. Moreover, she was named to the 2022 All-American Watch listing. The Indiana native earned Educational All-State honors in 2021 and 2022, in addition to being part of the Nationwide Honor Society.
As a member of Indiana Hearth Academy within the ECNL beneath coach Pauly Dolinsky, Phillips was on the 2018 Ohio Valley All-Choice Workforce and the Ohio Valley Participant Watch Checklist.
Golan on Phillips: “Kate is a stable addition to our GK group. She is an unbelievable particular person of excessive integrity who possesses an timeless work ethic, a want to be nice, and is disciplined in her pursuit of maximizing her potential as a GK. She is actually going to boost our total stage throughout the GK group and can positively contribute to the general staff tradition.”
Midfielder | Bentonville, Ark. | Tulsa SC | Bentonville HS
Morgan Schaefer involves Mizzou from Bentonville, Ark. the place she attended Bentonville Excessive Faculty and earned a letter her freshman yr taking part in for head coach, Kristina Henry. Schaefer was additionally a member of the Tulsa SC ECNL 04G membership staff, coached by Lewis Amos, from 2018 to 2022 the place she was a Nationwide Benefit Semifinalist.
Golan on Schaefer: “Morgan is a younger lady who has continued to get higher each time we’ve seen her over the previous couple of years. Her particular high quality is her consistency in doing the easy issues very well and never attempting to do something greater than that. Morgan makes the gamers round her higher and permits gamers with slightly extra aptitude to take these dangers figuring out they’ll depend on Morgan to do her job. We’re excited she is going to be part of us within the spring, though she might be recovering from a fall harm.”
Defender | Loganville, Ga | Concorde Hearth Platinum | Loganville HS
Shania Spriggs joins the Tiger squad from Loganville, Ga. Spriggs performed for the Concorde Hearth Platinum for six years beneath coach Garvin Quamina. The Georgia native earned the respect of being on the ODP State Workforce, in addition to being a US Soccer coaching invite.
Spriggs lettered in observe at Logan Excessive Faculty the place she was prime 25 within the state within the 400m. She was additionally a member of the 4x100m and 4x200m relay groups.
Golan on Spriggs: “Shania is a type of younger ladies you might be thrilled to have be part of this system as a result of she goes to positively impression the extent on the sector, the tradition off the sector, and she or he brings a aggressive edge that’s second to none. Shania brings an total dedication and self-discipline to her coaching that has seen her proceed to develop over the previous two years due to the work she is doing on her personal. She is athletic, actually good with the ball, glorious within the air , and she will be able to both be a lockdown defender or positively impression the sport on the attacking facet of the ball getting ahead. She can also be a constant risk on set items, which we wanted as we earned 92 corners this season! We’re excited she is going to start sporting a Tiger uniform this spring.”
Defender | Leawood, Kan. | Sporting Blue Valley | Blue Valley HS
Mia Lang joins Mizzou as a defender from Leawood, Kan., and performed three years at Blue Valley Excessive Faculty beneath Gags Pritchard. She was a two-time all-state second staff member, and EKL 6A second staff member and was named a top-15 class 6A participant to look at her junior yr. Lang additionally performed for Sporting Blue Valley beneath coach Colin Bulwich, the place she was a regional champion in 2017 and attended showcase occasions in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Golan on Yang: “Mia was a KC participant we expressed a robust curiosity in very early within the course of. She is tremendous technical, reads the sport properly, which helps her positioning off the ball, and she will be able to cowl a great quantity of floor. We anticipate her to come back in and compete for an out of doors again position this fall. Mia is an superior addition each on and off the sector for our total staff tradition.”
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