May 15, 2014
The Virginia women's soccer team announced Thursday the addition of nine players who will join the program this fall. The incoming class consists of seven first-years and two transfers.
The recruiting class of seven first-years includes several high school and youth All-Americans and players with youth national team experience. Olivia Hazelrigg (Rolling Hills, Calif.), Kelsey Kilgore (Glen Allen, Va.), Stephanie Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga.), Veronica Latsko (McMurray, Pa.), Annaugh Madsen (Annandale, Va.), Shea Newman (Medfield, Mass.) and Megan Reid (Orinda, Calif.) will make up the team's freshman class this fall.
Two transfers will also join the Virginia program this fall. Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.) started all 21 games last year during her freshman season at James Madison and Krystina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) started 11 of 15 games last season as a freshman at Vanderbilt.
"We are extremely excited about our 2014 recruiting class, said head coach Steve Swanson. "We obviously graduated a large and very experienced senior class, so our challenge was to bring in a class that had quantity, quality, and character. We believe this year's class has all ingredients to be extremely successful here at Virginia, both on and off the field. In addition to their soccer talent, each of these players are committed to improving, playing for the team, and are very hard workers and excellent students. Ron, Kerry and Jaime deserve much of the credit for recruiting such a well-rounded class. We all feel this group has the ability to impact the team right away, but will be special by the time they graduate in 2018."
The nine newcomers will join 15 veterans from the 2013 Cavalier team that went 24-1-1, posted a perfect regular season (19-0-0), was ranked No. 1 nationally for most of the year and reached the NCAA College Cup.
VIRGINIA WOMEN'S SOCCER 2014 RECRUITING CLASS
Olivia Hazelrigg - Defender/Midfielder - Rolling Hills, Calif. (Palos Verdes)
Former member of United States U-17 National Team
Member of 2012 ECNL National Champion Slammers FC
No. 22 ranked recruit in Class of 2014 by TopDrawerSoccer.com
Kelsey Kilgore - Goalkeeper - Glen Allen, Va. (Deep Run)
2013 Third-team Elite Soccer Report All-American
Richmond Times Dispatch All-Region
Led Deep Run High School to 2013 state championship
Stephanie Krouskos - Midfielder/Defender - Alpharetta, Ga. (Marist)
2013 All-Area (Suburban Atlanta)
Member of Georgia ODP Team
Veronica Latsko - Forward - McMurray, Pa. (Peters Township)
2012 & 2013 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year
2012 NSCAA High School All-American
Two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year
Led Peters Township to three consecutive state championships
Annaugh Madsen - Defender - Annandale, Va. (WT Woodson)
Member of 2012 USYS National Champion Braddock Road Club
Named to Best 11 at 2012 USYS National Championships
Shea Newman - Midfielder - Medfield, Mass. (Medfield)
Former member of the United States U-15 & U-17 National Teams
First-Team Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team
Megan Reid - Defender/Forward - Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte)
All-Conference in both soccer and basketball in high school (playing both sports at the same time)
2014 Soccer Diablo Foothills Conference Player of the Year
VIRGINIA WOMEN'S SOCCER 2014 INCOMING TRANSFERS
Meghan Cox - So. - Defender/Midfielder - Springfield, Va. (Robert E. Lee) [James Madison]
Started all 21 games in 2013 at James Madison, recording three goals and one assist
2013 CAA All-Rookie Team
Krystina Iordanou - So. - Defender - Upper Brookville, N.Y. (Friends Academy) [Vanderbilt]
Made 15 appearances at Vanderbilt, starting 11 games
Had two goals and two assists on the season