South Carolina Women's Soccer Announces 2004 Signees
South Carolina women's soccer welcomes 13 newcomers to the squad for the 2004 season.
 
South Carolina women's soccer welcomes 13 newcomers to the squad for the 2004 season.

March 18, 2004

Columbia, S.C. - The University of South Carolina women's soccer team has announced 13 players who have committed to play for the Gamecocks beginning in the 2004 season. The list includes four players from South Carolina, five players from Georgia, and one player from Connecticut, Florida, Idaho and Texas.

"We are excited for this large class of freshmen to join us in the fall," said USC head coach Shelley Smith. "The group is made up of hardworking, talented players. Our coaching staff and players have enjoyed getting to know all of them through the recruiting process and we look forward to having them join the the Gamecock soccer family."

Name -- Pos. -- Hometown -- HighSchool -- Club Team

Laura Armstrong GK Greenwood, S.C. Greenwood HS Greenville Futbol Club

Whitney Briggs M/F Alpharetta, Ga. Centennial HS United Quest

Courtney Cobbs F/M Houston, Texas Westfield HS Challenge 85/86

Katie Derden M/D Boise, Idaho Bishop Kelly HS Boise Capitals

Annie Galloway M Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg HS Spartanburg FC

Kimmy Gillespie D Mauldin, S.C. Mauldin HS Greenville Futbol Club

Sara Jane Harris M/F Inman, S.C. Dorman HS Greenville Futbol Club

Ashley Kirk M Macon, Ga. Stratford Acacdemy AFC Lightning

Stacy Maxwell M/F Atlanta, Ga. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Concord Fire

Kali Neumann D Marietta, Ga. Pope HS United Quest

Lexi Randazzo F Avon, Conn. Manatee HS IMG Academies

Monica Sanchez GK Tampa, Fla. Riverview HS Clearwater Chargers

Erin Sullivan M Woodhaven, Conn. Aquinas HS Augusta Patriots

Laura Armstrong GK Greenwood, S.C. Greenwood HS Greenville Futbol Club
- Named to the SC High School Sports Report "Elite" Team
- Named to All-Region team and was team MVP at Greenwood HS
- Played for Greenville Futbol Club and coach Andrew Hylsop
- Daughter of Sam and Beth Armstrong

Whitney Briggs M/F Alpharetta, Ga. Centennial HS United Quest
- Earned team MVP honors her freshman and junior seasons as well as Coach's award as a junior
- High school team was Regional 6AAAAA champions as a junior
- Played for United Quest and coach Dave Smith; squad placed third at Nike World Cup
- Daughter of Robert and Jennifer Briggs

Courtney Cobbs M Houston, Texas Westfield HS Challenge 85/86
- Member of Challenge 85/86 Club coached by Bobby Norris, squad that finished as Texas State Champions from 1997-2002 and finished third in the nation in 2002
- Finished her club career with 165 goals and 71 assists
- Was named 2003 Alamo Cup MVP and member of 2001 and 2003 Alamo Cup Champions
- Daughter of Marshall and Belinda Cobbs

Katie Derden M Boise, Idaho Bishop Kelly HS Boise Capitals
- Team MVP and captain her senior year; member of Idaho state champion team in 2001
- Earned All-Conference honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons
- Played for Boise Capitals and coach Joe Azevedo; won state cup spring 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Daughter of Terry and Cathy Derden

Annie Galloway M Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg HS Spartanburg FC
- 2002 & 2003 Region II-4A Co-Player of the Year - two-time All-State honoree
- Named to Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Area team
- Played for Spartanburg FC
- Daughter of Sam and Sarah Galloway

Kimmy Gillespie D Mauldin, S.C. Mauldin HS Greenville Futbol Club

- Named to Region II-AAAA "All-Region" Team 2001, 2002 & 2003
- Member of high school squad that is a two-time AAAA state championship finalist
- 2003 Wendy's HS Heisman State Finalist & nominated for Gatorade Circle of Cup Champion Player of the Year
- Played for Greenville Futbol Club and coach Andrew Hylsop; won two state cup championships
- Daughter of Todd and Cindy Gillespie

Sara Jane Harris M/F Inman, S.C. Dorman HS Greenville Futbol Club

- 2004 SCHSL 4A All-State team and was 2002 & 20003 Co-Region Player of the Year
- Named to All-Region/All-Area team 2001, 2002 & 2003
- Played for Greenville Futbol Club and coach Andrew Hylsop
- Daughter of Steve Harris and Loucinda Allgood

Ashley Kirk M Macon, Ga. Stratford Academy AFC Lightning
- Earned All-Sentinel Team honors as a freshman and sophomore
- Scored on penalty kick to send high school squad to Districts her freshman season
- Played for AFC Lightning and coach David Chadwick
- Daughter of Gary and Mary Kirk

Stacy Maxwell M/F Atlanta, Ga. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Concord FC
- Scored 17 goals as a sophomore and added 20 assists
- Played for Concord FC and coach Ken Kurilect
- Daughter of Steve and Karen Maxwell

Kali Neumann D Marietta, Ga. Pope HS United Quest
- Team captain as a senior
- High school team was Class AAAAA state champions as a freshman and co-champs as sophomore
- Played for United Quest and coach Dave Smith; squad placed third at Nike World Cup
- Daughter of Doug and Kathy Neumann

Lexi Randazzo F Avon, Conn. Manatee HS IMG Academies
- Played for IMG Academies and coach Derek Leader
- Daughter of John Randazzo and Jane Weeks

Monica Sanchez GK Tampa, Fla. Riverview HS Clearwater Chargers
- Earned first team Western Conference and second team all-conference honors
- Played for Clearwater Chargers and coach Leslie Goldon
- Daughter of Miguel and Iris Sanchez

Erin Sullivan M Woodhaven, Ga. Aquinas HS Augusta Patriots

- 2003 Augusta Chronicle All-Area Player of the Year; team MVP last three seasons
- Scored 36 goals and added 30 assists as a junior; named co-captain for senior season
- Played for Augusta Patriots and coach Matt Kolinoski
- Daughter of Albert and Debbie Sullivan