USC Soccer Signs Five For 2013|
Feb. 12, 2013
The USC women's soccer program is excited to welcome five newly signed Women of Troy to the program, head coach Ali Khosroshahin has announced. The new class of talent for 2013 includes players from three different states. In all, USC has received national letters of intent from Mandy Freeman, Kayla Mills, Savannah Levin, Rachel Smith and Jensen Toner.
"This is an extremely athletic and skillful group of players," Khosroshahin said of the signees. "This group has been competing at the highest levels of soccer not only in the U.S. but internationally. These players will have an immediate impact on our team."
A member of the U.S Under-17 National Team at the last Under-17 World Cup, defender Mandy Freeman comes to Troy from Royal Palm Beach, Fla., making the cross-country move to bring a key defensive force to the Trojan lineup. An All-American, Freeman ranks as the top recruit out of Florida and No. 9 player in the nation, hailing from Atlantic High School which won 2010 and 2011 Florida State Championships.
A California-bred talent, Kayla Mills also has been a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team. A native of West Covina, she ranks as the No. 24 recruit in the country and was a First Team All-CIF honoree out of Flintridge Sacred Heart High School, which won the CIF Southern Section Division I title. Mills will be joined by her Slammers FC teammate Savannah Levin as 2013 freshman at USC. Levin comes to USC from Tarbut V'Torah High School in Irvine, where she was named league MVP and was a three-time all-league first-teamer.
Another California product comes in Rachel Smith, named Santa Barbara County Player of the Year out of Dos Pueblos High School. The Goleta native has been named to the All-CIF Southern Section First Team three times entering her senior season.
Rounding out USC's 2013 class of incoming talent is Hawai'i star Jensen Toner. Toner is a top-5 player out of Hawai'i, where she has played much of her soccer career on boys' teams in Honolulu. Most recently, Toner has earned all-state honors in helping her Punahou High School team with the state title.
This group of talented new Trojans has been tabbed as the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation according to Top Drawer Soccer.