The Pfeiffer women's soccer program has announced its 20-player recruiting class. The recruiting class is one of the largest in program history and the Falcons open the regular season on August 31 when they travel to Swarthmore at 4:30 p.m.
- Carcamo is a 5'5", 145lb attacking player from Greensboro, NC. She was a 4-year starter for Jordan Matthews High School, where she was named to the All-Conference team all 4 years she played. Jannelly played club for CSL and Central Carolina Soccer Club. She was the leading scorer for both her club and her school this past season and helped to lead her club team to the State Cup Finals.
- Cecil is a 5'7", 135lb center back from St. Cloud, Florida. She was a 4-year varsity starter for Harmony High School where she was named Osceola County Player of the Year as a Junior and Defensive Player of the Year. She maintained a 3.9 GPA, and is a 5-year member of Florida Rush soccer club based in Orlando, Florida. She will be joining us along with Rush teammates Britney, Madison, and Tracy.
- Downing is a 5'6", 120lb midfielder/forward from Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. She was a 4-year varsity soccer player for Dixon High School. In her career as a Bulldog, she played an integral role in helping her team to 4 very successful seasons, getting into the playoffs each year. This past season she finished with 14 goals and 21 assists, which helped her garner status as an All-Area, and All-Region player. Alexus also maintained her discipline in the classroom, earning a 3.87 GPA. She was a member of the '99 JASA Surge and will be joining Pfeiffer's incoming class along with fellow club member, Mackenzie Pruitt.
- Esquivel is a 5'6", 135lb forward from Charlotte, NC. She started all four years of her varsity campaign at Independence High School. In her senior season, she scored 10 goals, including a few game-winners, had 4 assists and was named to the Southwestern 4A All-Conference Team, making her a third-time honoree. Kelsy maintained a 3.5 GPA, and outside of school, she was a club member for Charlotte Soccer Academy-Matthews.
- Gonzalez is a 5'1" outside back, originally from Miami, FL, her and her family now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. She played four years of varsity soccer, having played two seasons at Felix Varela Senior High School in Florida, and 2 at Providence High School respectively. Allison has maintained a 4.0 GPA, and has been the recipient of numerous academic awards. Her club teams have won the Orange Classic College Showcase twice, as well as winning the 2017 Generation Adidas Norcross Cup. She was a club member of Charlotte Soccer Academy.
- Griffin is a 5'5" holding midfielder from Durham, NC. She was a four-year varsity starter, and team captain for the past two years at Durham School of the Arts (DSA). Sophie was named to the All-Region team three times and she maintained a 3.75 GPA. She is also a gifted artist, her artwork has won her multiple Scholastic Golden Key awards, and outside of school, she was a club member for Triangle United.
- Herman is a 5'6", 150lb GK from Greer, SC. She was a 3-year varsity starter for Blue Ridge High School. She was named to the All-Region team for 3 years straight, she was also named league MVP her senior year, academically she earned a cumulative 3.14 GPA. McKenzie played club ball for Furman United Soccer Club.
- Lamb is a 5'7" outside back from Orlando, FL. She was a 4-year varsity starter for Dr. Phillips High School. Serving as a captain in her senior season, she helped lead her team to the 5A Regional Quarterfinals. She had a 4.9 GPA, and was an officer in the National Honor Society as well as being a member of the Spanish Honor Society. Madison was also a member of the Florida Rush soccer club, and will join her club teammates Morgan, Tracy and Britney for the incoming 2018 class.
- Levy is a 5'6", 150lb center back from Eustis, FL. She was a 4-year varsity starter at Eustis High School where she also maintained a 3.65 GPA. In her junior season, she earned Defensive Player of the Year All-County as well as First Team All-County. She spent most of her youth soccer career playing for the Lake County Soccer Club, but graduated as a member of the Florida Rush soccer club with fellow Pfeiffer commits, Tracy, Morgan and Madison. Britney, Morgan, and Madison all also play on the back line together for the Rush.
- Lowry is a 5'5'' defensive player from Salisbury, NC. She was a 4 year starter just down the road from Pfeiffer, at East Rowan High School, where she served as Captain her senior year. Carlee played club ball for Charlotte Soccer Academy - North. Carlee is a natural leader on and off the pitch, she serves as a leader for her youth group at Christiana Lutheran Church and enjoys going on mission trips. Carlee plans to major in Health and Physical Education with aspirations of becoming a Physical Education teacher and a soccer coach upon graduation.
- Miller is a 5'4'' defensive midfielder/center back from Concord, NC. She played at Concord First Assembly and was a starter all 4 years for the Eagles. She was also a multi-year captain and a free kick specialist for her team. Even as a defensive player, she was able to amass 18 goals in her career due to her ability to take set pieces. She maintained a 4.1 GPA throughout her commitment to the team and graduated with honors. She is also a member of the National Honors Society.
- Mendoza is a 5'2" defender from Salisbury, NC, and comes to us from the Rowan County Early College program. She is a unique addition to our current, rising junior class as she has completed her high school diploma, and has also already completed 60 college credits. She maintained a 3.75 GPA in High School, and currently maintains a 3.5 GPA in her college courses. Rachel is a member of the National Society of Leadership, and has been the recipient of several leadership awards.
- Odsather is a 5'6" center back/defensive midfielder from Fairbanks, Alaska. At Lathrop High School she was a 4-year varsity starter and 2-year captain, and a 2-time All-Conference selection. Aislynn was also a 4-year member of the varsity basketball team at Lathrop, where she was a 3-time All-Conference selection on the court. She played her club ball for Eclipse FC, and was a 4-year member of the Alaska ODP state team.
- Pruitt is a 5'3", 120lb attacking midfielder/forward from Havelock, North Carolina. She was a 4-year starter at Havelock High School where she served as team captain for both her junior and senior seasons. Mackenzie is a 3-time All-Area Team player, and was named to the All-Conference team 3 separate times. During her senior year, she led the Coastal 3A Conference in overall points as she totaled 19 goals and 5 assists in 16 games. She has managed to maintain a 4.19 GPA, and is a proud member of the National Honor Society. Mackenzie played club ball for the 2000 JASA Surge under her father, they are 2-time State Cup Champions, and have also won a Region III Championship.
- Riera is 5'6", 107lb midfielder from Charlotte, NC. She was a 2-year varsity starter at North Mecklenburg High School where she also maintained a 3.74 GPA. She is also a 2-year member of Charlotte United Football Club, where she played an integral role in her team winning the 2018 U18 NC State Cup Championship.
- Sanchez is a 5'4, 125lb right back from Salisbury, North Carolina. She was a 4-year varsity starter for South Rowan High School. Throughout her time as a Raider, she was a dual-sport athlete, she split her time between the soccer pitch while also running Cross Country. In addition to this, she also maintained a 3.6 GPA in the classroom.
- Skinner is a 5'6" versatile player from Valparaiso, Indiana. She was been a member of the Shattuck St. Mary's School Development Academy program in Faribault, Minnesota since 2015, and graduated with Honors in the spring as she maintained a 3.8 GPA. Alex was a member of the 2017 State Cup Finalist U18 team while at Shattuck, and prior to that was a National President's Cup Finalist for Eclipse Select Soccer Club, finishing in the top 10 in scoring for the tournament. Alex was also named to the Indiana ODP State Team from 2012-2014. She will join her former teammate and current Pfeiffer sophomore, Meredith Manson, who also played for Shattuck.
- Torrez is a 5'1", 130lb holding midfielder from Orlando, FL. She was a 4-year Varsity player at Lake Nona High School where she maintained a 3.5 GPA, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Tracy will be joining us along with 3 of her current Florida Rush teammates Britney, Madison, and Morgan. Furthermore, both Tracy and Morgan have been members of the Rush for 5 years together before both deciding to come to Pfeiffer together to continue the streak.
- Tyson is a 5'4", 136lb defensive midfielder from Winterville, North Carolina. She was a 4 year starter at South Central High School where she served as a team captain both her Junior and Senior years. Kayla was able to obtain her CNA 1, all while maintaining a 4.12 GPA and excelling on the soccer field for the Falcons. She is a proud member of the National Honors Society, and National Society of High School Scholars.
- Jessica is a 5'4", 112lb midfielder from High Point, NC. She was a 3-year Varsity starter at Southern Guilford High School, she scored 20 goals her sophomore year, but as a true team player, in her junior and senior seasons, she stepped up when she was asked to play in a more defensive role in order to benefit her team. She has been named as an All-Conference selection, and maintained a competitive 3.9 GPA. Outside of school, she was a 3-year member of Piedmont Triad Football Club.