CARROLLTON, Ga. – UWG’s head soccer coach Stacey Balaam has announced her 2018 Signing Class which features nine future student-athletes, all high schoolers with seven of them coming from the state of Georgia, and one each from Alabama and Florida.

 

“I’m very excited to see what this 2018 class is going to contribute to our program,” said Balaam. The second year head coach addressed numerous needs with this class, saying, “We have added quality and depth to all positions to bolster our squad. Although we will have a large roster, we should hopefully have a challenging environment each day in training with everyone competing on the field.”

 

Balaam added, “We as a coaching staff have enjoyed getting to know the personalities of this incoming class and believe they will come in with the right mentality to help move this program forward.”

 

2018 Soccer Signing Class

 

Jessica Sweat

Forward

St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg HS

Club Team: Tampa Bay United

 

Prepped at St. Petersburg High School where she served as a team captain as a junior and senior … led her team in goals scored as a freshman, setting a single season school record … also led team in goals as a sophomore and a junior … was named the 2014 MVP … led club team Tampa Bay United to Three league championships and was a national qualifier

 

 

Catriona Michel

Defender

Canton, GA

Cherokee HS

Club Team: Cherokee Impact

 

Played for Cherokee High School …. Athletic, physical defender expected to contribute on the Wolves’ back line … plays club soccer for Cherokee Impact

 

 

Hillary Resendiz

Forward

Austell, GA

Kennesaw Mountain HS

Club Team: SSA 00G Elite

 

Prepped at Kennesaw Mountain High … Led team to a 13-6-2 record as a junior with a second place finish in Region 3-AAAAAAA with a 7-3 region record … Reached the second round of the GHSA State Tournament as a junior

 

 

Hannah Bogans

Defender

Savannah, GA

Calvary Day

Club Team: SSA Chelsea ’99 Elite

 

Played for the Calvary Day School in Savannah … helped team to a 12-6 record as a junior in 2017, and a berth in the GHSA Quarterfinals … Was named Rookie of the Year for Calvary Day as a freshman … Was named a 2016 & 2017 Georgia High School All-Star … Three-time member of the Coastal Empire All-Star Team …

 

 

Alyssa Amaya

Defender

Peachtree City, GA

McIntosh HS

Club Team: AFC Lightning ’00 Gold

 

Prepped at McIntosh High School in nearby Peachtree City … Was member of a 15-8-2 team as a junior, helping the Chiefs to a GHSA Class AAAAA State Championship … was named All-Region and All-State in 2017 as well as being named MVP

 

 

Bentley Alexis Chapman

Midfield/Forward

Griffin, GA

Spalding HS

Club Team: Concorde Fire South

 

Prepped at Spalding High School in Griffin, GA for head coach Scott Henderson … scored 23 goals in 19 games as a junior and had nine assists for the Jaguars … Helped the Jaguars reach the GHSA Quarterfinals and finished with a 20-1 record … Finished 10-0 in the region, claiming a Region 2-AAAA Championship … named Offensive Player of the Year in 2016

 

 

Kaitlyn Drittler

Defender/Midfield

Rincon, GA

South Effingham HS

Club Team: SSA Chelsea Elite

 

Played for head coach Amanda Johnson for South Effingham High School … Team went 5-7-3 on the year, and qualified for the GHS State Tournament … Named a Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee for SEHS

 

 

Sadie Prince

Defender/Forward

Alpharetta, GA

Wesleyan

Club Team: UFA Forsyth ’00 Premier

 

Prepped for the Wesleyan School in Atlanta, Ga … Led team to GHSA State Championship in 2017 … Is a four-year starter and lettermen for the Wolves … Nominated as a Positive Athlete for the State of Georgia in 2018 … Anchored a back line that had a school record .82 goals against per game in 2017 … Reached the State Cup Final Four with Concorde Fire Elite

 

 

Anaya Hunter

Defender

Birmingham, AL

Oak Mountain HS

Club Team: BUSA

 

Prepped for Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala. … led team to a 23-3-2 record as a junior, reaching the semifinals of the AHSAA State Tournament

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