SIGNING DAY CENTRAL: Terrill announces 2017 signing class

SIGNING DAY CENTRAL: Terrill announces 2017 signing class

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern head women's soccer coach Eric Terrill announced his recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon during 2017 National Signing Day. Eight players signed to enroll at CSU and join the Buccaneers roster for the 2017 season.

Chloe Sherry, Emily Mullner, Hailey Maling, Juliana Barbaccia, Kat Klingensmith, Kayla Robinson, Kylie Doster, and Madison Gleason have all committed to continuing their playing careers at CSU next season. Terrill is looking forward to what the class can bring to the pitch.

"We're excited about what this class will bring to the field," Terrill said of the 2017 signing class. "We took a hit this year with the loss of our outgoing senior class. Any time you lose a lot of players who have been out playing for four years is tough. One of the first things we did when focusing on this year was making sure that we have some impact players coming in to fill the void and making sure we've got the right kids for the university and our program."

The class of eight joins a returning group of 17 players who guided the Bucs back into the postseason as CSU returned to the Big South Championships in 2016.

2017 Charleston Southern Women's Soccer Signing Class

Kayla Robinson

F/D * Council Rock North HS * FC Bucks NPL  * Newtown, Pa.

  • Three-time All-Suburban One League Player
  • All-State Selection
  • Senior Captain
  • 57 Career goals as Defender and Forward
  • Played under coach Wendell Beres at Council Rock North High School
  • Played under coach Dan Manella on the FC Bucks NPL Team
  • Member of the 2016 State Championship Team
  • Posted a 3.6 GPA in high school
  • Daughter of Duane and Donna Robinson

Coach Terrill on Kayla, "Kayla comes from a really good soccer pedigree with her father playing for the U.S. National Team. She's very athletic; every time we saw her she looked like a woman among girls. She has good size, speed, and strength and can play in a variety of different positions. She can provide an impact in whatever position we put her in and we're hopeful she can step in and get things done."

Kat Klingensmith

MF * Loganville HS * Atlanta Fire United * Loganville, Ga.

  • Three-time MVP for the Loganville HS team
  • Two-time All-Region selection
  • Senior Captain
  • Played under coach Ken Roberts at Loganville High School
  • Played under coach Joe Tedesco on the Atlanta Fire United club team
  • Three-time recipient of the A Honor Roll and AB Honor Roll
  • Daughter of David and Julie Klingensmith

Coach Terrill on Kat, "Kat played in one of the top leagues on one of the top teams in the country. She's a technical player and sees the field really well. She's the kind of kid that is a very talented soccer player. Her experience playing at a really high level will help her make an impact right away. We saw her at our ID clinic and we felt like she fit in with a lot of the players that are coming here and is a good fit for the program."

Emily Mullner

MF/D * North Augusta HS * South Carolina United * North Augusta, S.C.

  • 2016 AAAA Region V All-Region selection
  • 2016 All-Area Honorable Mention selection
  • Four Year Varsity Starter
  • Earned the North Augusta Leadership Award as a Freshman
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Player as a Junior
  • Two-time Team Captain
  • Played under coach Matt Sawicz at North Augusta High School
  • Member of the S.C. United 2015 South Carolina State Cup Finalist squad
  • 2016 Team Leadership award recipient of the South Carolina United Team
  • Region III Premier League
  • Played under coach KC Dunbaker on the South Carolina United team
  • Beta Club Officer, Member of the National Honor Society, FBLA Officer and Junior Marshall
  • Daughter of Jim and Claudia Mullner

Coach Terrill on Emily, "We felt like Emily is a great fit for the program and the university. She's one of the top kids in South Carolina; she's athletic with good speed and a high motor. She has a good work rate and works really hard in the game. She also has a great mentality in the game and is a go-getter on the field. She's versatile and can play anywhere on the pitch."

Juliana Barbaccia

D * Palm Harbor University HS * Tampa Bay United – 98/99 ECNL Team * Palm Harbor, Fla.

  • Two-time Pinellas County Champions (2016 & 2017)
  • 2016 District Champion Region Finalist
  • 2017 District Champions Region
  • Team ranked No. 5 in Class 5A – Florida (MaxPreps)
  • Played under coach John Planamenta at Palm Harbor University High School
  • Three-time Cross Country MVP at Palm Harbor University HS
  • Three-time Cross Country All-Conference selection
  • Advanced to the FHSAA State Championships twice (2013 & 2015)
  • Tampa Bay United – 98/99 ECNL Team ranked No. 2 in Florida by GotSoccer
  • US Youth Florida State Champions twice (2015 * 2016)
  • Defense only allowed one goal throughout games of both Championship Tournaments
  • Advanced to Regional (2015) and Regional Round of 8 (2016)
  • Two-time US Club Florida State Champions (2015 & 2016)
  • Twice advanced to Nationals (2015 & 2016)
  • Disney Showcase Champions – Top Flight (2014)
  • Played under coach Jim Cote for the Tampa Bay United – 98/99 ECNL club team
  • National Honor Society member, Two-Time Honor Roll recipient
  • Daughter of Keith and Mary Barbaccia

Coach Terrill on Juliana, "Juliana is coming from one of the highest levels of the country having played for Tampa Bay at outside back. She's super fit and has a great work rate on the field. It's very difficult to get around her and she has good speed. We fell like she can step in and make an impact right away. She's one of those players who can keep going, going, going on the field and we're excited about what she can do for us."

Madison Gleason

MF * Nation Ford HS * Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL * Fort Mill, S.C.

  • 2015 Nation Ford HS MVP
  • 2015 First Team All-Region selection
  • Led the Nation Ford team in assists
  • Team Captain
  • Played under coach Megan Williams at Nation Ford High School
  • Starting midfielder for the Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL team under coaches Dan Dudley and Mark Thorton
  • 2014 North Carolina ODP First Team and Region III Camp attendee
  • 4.7 GPA in her coursework and Honors Classes
  • Daughter of Brian and Stephanie Gleason

Coach Terrill on Madison, "Madison played in the ECNL in Charlotte and is a hard-nosed defensive centerfielder. She wins a lot of balls and is a good distributor. She's one of those kids who will help fill a need with players we lost and will make an impact. She comes from a good soccer family and fits in with the university and what we're trying to do as a program."

Hailey Maling

F/MF * Foxborough HS * FC Boston Scorpions * Foxboro, Mass.

  • Recorded 19 goals and 25 assists at Foxborough High School
  • Played under coach Kaitlin Lamothe-Vaughn at Foxborough High School
  • Lined up for the FC Boston Scorpions under coach Tim Mason
  • Honor Roll recipient with two awards in math
  • Daughter of Melissa and Russell Maling

Coach Terrill on Hailey, "Hailey has good speed and is going to play either outside midfielder or forward for us. She finished a lot of goals in high school and is the kind of player who can create opportunities for herself and other players. She's quick at getting down the line and hard-working. She will help boost a strong outside presence and has a bright future with the program. Her physical attributes will help her get in and see playing time right away."

Chloe Sherry

D * Brick Township HS * PDA Magic * Brick Township, N.J.

  • Two-Time All-Shore selection
  • Brick Township Rookie of the Year Award
  • Brick Township Coaches Award
  • Brick Township Best Defensive Player
  • Played under coach Mike Berardinelli at Brick Township High School
  • Two-Time Captain of the PDA Magic club team
  • Played under coach Lee Pollard for the PDA Magic
  • Honor Roll student at Brick Township
  • Daughter of Tina and Jason Sherry

Coach Terrill on Chloe, "In my opinion, Chloe was the best center back I saw all last year. She understands the game well and is always in the right place at the right time. She has the pace to run people down and is a good 1v1 player. She's a good strong tackler and will go forward into the attack as well. We have a good relationship with the PDA South members with good success with players coming from the program. She's a legit player and we look forward to seeing her on the field."

Kylie Doster

D * Northgate HS * Concorde Fire South Elite * Newnan, Ga.

  • Two-time State Semifinalist at Northgate High School
  • Senior Team Captain
  • 2016 All-County Selection
  • Played under coach Bryan Hicks at Northgate High School
  • Three-time Captain for the Concorde Fire South Elite club team
  • Two-time Semifinalist for the Georgia State Cup
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 2015 Disney Showcase Championship game
  • Played under coach Steve Muccillo for the Concorde Fire South Elite club team
  • Two-Year member of the Beta Club and Three-Year member of the Spanish Club
  • Daughter of Dean and Elizabeth Doster

Coach Terrill on Kylie, "Kylie helps fill a need for us in the defensive center midfield. She is a great ball-winner with good height. She's very agile and technical on the field with good touch on the ball. She scored a lot of goals off of set pieces and comes from a good soccer background. We feel really good that we have some central midfielders who can step in and make an impact in this class."

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