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Ryan Gareis
Ryan  Gareis


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley





Freshman season (201)
• SEC All-Freshman Team

2017: Started 22 matches and appeared in all 23 games during her freshman campaign...ranked sixth on the team and third among Carolina freshmen with seven points on three goals and an assist...tallied an overtime game-winner on the road against Notre Dame (9/1), converting from inside the box in the 102nd minute... her other game-winning tally on the year came in the NCAA Tournament First Round against Alabama State (11/10) when she deflected in a goal three minutes into the game...led all Gamecock freshmen and ranked second on the team with 19 shots on goal.

PRE-COLLEGE: Played club soccer for Sockers FC of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)…participated in the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Training Camp in 2013 before competing at the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp in 2016…member of the ECNL Player Development Program (PDP) in Wisconsin from 2014-16 and was part of the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Team in 2010 and 2014…played in the ODP National Championships in Arizona in 2014 and was part of the 2014 ODP Region II Team…the Sockers were the U.S. Club Soccer National Champions in 2012 and 2013, and they reached the National Playoffs in the 2014 and 2015 seasons…played for Neuqua Valley High School, leading the team in goals as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 13, 1998…daughter of Leslie and Patrick Gareis…tabbed an Illinois State Scholar in 2017 and received the 2016 Neuqua Honors Program Leadership Award…earned the NVHS Academic Award each year while in high school and was named to the High Honor Roll every semester…plans to major in advertising/sports and entertainment management.

COACH SMITH ON RYAN: “Ryan is a true left-footed attacking player. She’ll be someone who will be dangerous in the wide areas and anywhere up top. She is a true attacking minded player with excellent 1 v 1 skills. She will be a threat in the attack with her pace and her ability to set others up or score goals herself.”

Ryan Gareis

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