Terrill, Buccaneers announce 2019 early signing class

Terrill, Buccaneers announce 2019 early signing class

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern head women's soccer coach Eric Terrill announced his early signing class on Thursday night. Six players signed to enroll at CSU and join the Buccaneers roster for the 2019 season.

Chloe Bailey, Hannah Steele, Jenna Moran, Lauren McDonald, Madison Fortner, and Zari Hayes comprise the early signing class for the Buccaneers.

Terrill looks forward to what the class will add to the team dynamic as CSU comes off one of its most successful seasons in recent history as the Buccaneers earned the No. 5 seed in the Big South Championships and posted a 9-6-2 overall mark and 5-4-1 record in conference play.

"With 10 players graduating, we have been recruiting the last two years to replace a very talented class," Terrill said. "This year is a position balanced class with some really talented players that we feel can make an impact right away."

He continued, "The class is a good blend of size, speed, and athleticism. I'm excited about how they will mix with the young team that we already have here."

2019 Charleston Southern Women's Soccer Signing Class

Chloe Bailey

Defender * Mt. Pleasant, S.C. * Wando High School * United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant

  • Strong defender on a dominant USAMP team that won the 2015 State Championship and was a 2016 State Finalist
  • Key component of the team that were the 2017 WAGS Champions and the 2016 Jefferson Cup Champions
  • Two-time Captain of the USAMP Club Team
  • Four-Time member of the Wando Varsity Track team participating from 2015-18
  • Two-time Team State Champions (2017 & 2018) and was named a Captain in 2018
  • First Place in Tri-County Pole Vault in 2017 and was the Region AAAAA First Place Pole Vaulter in 2017
  • Will likely line up for the Wando soccer team in her senior season (Spring 2019)
  • Lined up under Coach Kian Brownlee and Coach David Jordan at USAMP
  • Excelled off the field as a Sports Medicine Major taking all Honors classes at Wando
  • Served as a Teacher Assistant
  • Daughter of Ronnie and Cheri Bailey
  • Plans on majoring in Kinesiology

Hannah Steele

Defender * Huntingtown, Md. * Huntingtown High School * Premier Navy 01

  • Back-to-Back Maryland State Champions in 2017 & 2018 with Premier Navy 01
  • 2018 USYS National League U-17 Semifinalist
  • 2018 USYS National League Division Champions
  • 2018 USYS Region 1 Champions
  • Four-Year Varsity Starter and Varsity Captain at Huntingtown
  • 2015 & 2017 3A Regional Champions
  • 2017 3A State Champion Finalist
  • 2018 SMAC Champions
  • Named to the 2018 SMAC Tournament Team
  • Was a four-time MPSSAA Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
  • Served on the MPSSAA Leadership Council
  • Played under Coach Val Teixeria on Premier Navy 01
  • Lined up under Coach Charlie Rapheal at Huntingtown High School
  • Daughter of Ed and Julie Steele
  • Plans on majoring in Elementary Education

Jenna Moran

Goalkeeper * Naples, Fla. * Barron Collier High School * Global Premier Soccer West

  • Florida Athletic Coaches Association Award winner
  • Served as the Global Premier Soccer National Team Goalkeeper
  • Two-Time Team Captain for Global Premier
  • Captain at Barron Collier High School
  • Active in volunteering serving with Meals of Hope and with a special needs classroom
  • Played under Coach Eduardo Villareal at Global Premier Soccer West
  • Lined up under Coach Charles Shanks at Barron Collier High School
  • Daughter of Pete and Christi Moran

Lauren McDonald

Midfielder/Defender * Hartland, Wis. * Arrowhead High School * Strike FC

  • Three-Year Varsity Starter heading into her senior season at Arrowhead High School
  • Scored 23 goals over three seasons
  • Team posted a 45-10-7 record over the last three years
  • Guided the team to Wisconsin's No. 1 D1 Ranking in both 2017 & 2018
  • Two-Time All-Conference selection
  • Received All-State recognition following her junior season
  • Named a team Co-Captain in both her junior and season seasons
  • Also is a starter on the varsity basketball team receiving All-Conference honors
  • Helped guide the basketball team to the State Semifinals
  • Comes from an athletic background with father Todd playing football at South Dakota State University, while her mother, Tina, played basketball at SDSU
  • Played under Coach Paul Sikinger for Strike FC
  • Lined up under Coach Scott Asher at Arrowhead High School
  • Plans on majoring in Business

Madison Fortner

Midfielder/Forward * Barnesville, Ga. * Lamar County Comprehensive * SSA 00 Elite

  • Spent three years with the State ODP
  • Spent two years at the Region Camp
  • Has posted 30 goals scored and 15 assists
  • Earned Second Team All-Region honors in her junior season
  • Was named MVP following her sophomore year
  • Excelled in the classroom earning All-Academic Team and Honor Roll recognition
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club
  • Also competes on the Varsity Swim Team
  • Lined up on the SSA 00 Elite team under former CSU alumnus and men's soccer player Coach Jordan Davis
  • Played under Coach Wayne Calvert at Lamar County Comprehensive
  • Daughter of Jeremy and Olivia Fortner

Zari Hayes

Forward * Baltimore, Md. * St. Paul's School for Girls * Baltimore Union

  • Four-Time member of the varsity team and served as a Captain for both her junior and senior seasons
  • Led the team to an Outdoor Championship in 2016
  • Was the team's leading scorer in both her sophomore and junior years
  • Four-Time All-Conference selection
  • Selected as a "Player to Watch" in her junior year
  • Was named MVP in her freshman season
  • Helped lead the team to an Indoor Championship in 2017
  • Also competed on the track team, earning All-Conference recognition in her junior season
  • Played indoor soccer in both her sophomore and junior seasons
  • Lined up for Baltimore Union under Coach Fabio Ivan
  • Played for the St. Paul's School for Girls under Coach Joie Gill
  • Daughter of Mikesha Hayes
  • Plans on majoring in Business-Entrepreneurship

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