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Women's Soccer Signs Nine for 2018 Class

UNCGSpartans.com 02-07-2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s soccer coach Michael Coll announced the 2018 signing class on Wednesday. Ashley Avelino, Ashley Bido, Isabelle Blomdahl, Kayla Campbell, Seraiah Dunham, Jordin Mosley, Rachel Rouse, Nicole Souply and Gracie Timbario will join the Spartans for the 2018-19 academic year.

“We're very excited about the incoming class,” said Coll. “They are each tremendous young woman who have accomplished many notable things on the field and in the classroom. Last season was a championship year for our team, and we expect this group to add strong depth and competition to the experienced and committed team that we already have as we battle another very tough Southern Conference group in 2018.” 

“In the defensive unit, Bido, Campbell and Timbario bring a perfect balance of speed, fitness and aggression to a backline that finished with nine shutouts in 2017.  The midfield area needed the most additions and we are delighted that Dunham, Avelino, Blomdahl and Mosley are bringing their talent and creativity to UNCG. Up front Rouse and Souply are hungry, attacking players who score goals and will give us great attacking options in games. This group checks off all the boxes as we rebuild for an exciting fall season, and we can't wait until they enroll and bring new excitement to our team.”

Avelino is a forward/midfielder from nearby Ramseur, North Carolina. Entering her senior season at Faith Christian School under coach Gary Jones, she has lettered every year in soccer and basketball, the last three years in volleyball and once in cross country her freshman season in 2014. She led the Eagles to two North Carolina Christian School Association state titles in basketball her sophomore and junior seasons. She has earned NCCSA District II West Region first team, all-state first team and best all-around honors in soccer and basketball her first three years of high school.

Avelino has played the last year of club ball with NC Fusion in ECNL for coach Chad Heinicke. Previously she played two years in the Greensboro United Soccer Association for coach Barry Mitchel. From 2008-14 she played for the Central Carolina Soccer Club Renegades. She is a graduate of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce - Student L.I.F.T. program. She intends to major in Kinesiology and will be the third generation of her family to attend UNCG. Her maternal grandmother Linda Moser graduated in 1961, and her mother Donna graduated in 1990.

Bido is a defender from King’s Fork High School in Suffolk, Virginia. Lettering all four years for coach Matt Crowder, she garnered all-conference, all-region and all-state honors. In 2016 she led the Bulldogs to their first-ever Conference 17 title and regional appearance, and the following year they made their first state playoff appearance.

Bido played the last two years of club ball for Beach FC under Max Moore. The CCL United Captain for the Gothia Cup in Sweden, she helped the team win the GCL and WAGS Tournament in 2016 and 2017 and Bethesda Tournament in 2016 and advance in the state cup to the semifinals in 2016 and finals in 2017. Also, she played on Beach FC 00, which won CASL in 2016. A member of the National Honor Society, National Society for High School Scholars and student advisory board, she is a Red Cross Chairman and Virginia Girls State Delegate. She plans to major in business.

Blomdahl is a forward from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Under coach Joseph Tucei she has started all three years at First Colonial High School entering the spring season. In her freshman season she scored five goals, had eight assists and was a VHSL 6A Second Team All-Coastal Conference member and five-time selection for player of the game by Max Preps. Her sophomore year she had 40 points with 12 goals to earn VHSL 6A First Team All-Coastal Conference and VHSL 6A Second Team All-Region Honors and the Jarrod Camper Smith Memorial Award. The following year she increased her scoring to 47 points and 20 goals to garner VHSL 6A First Team All-Coastal Conference, VHSL 6A First Team all-region, and VHSL Second Team All-Tidewater Team selections.

Blomdahl helped the Patriots to a 41-9-5 record her first three seasons and a Coastal Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championship and region and state semifinal appearance last year. A standout in cross country as well, she served as team captain her senior year, earned team MVP honors and placed 13th in the conference championship race.

For eight years Blomdahl played club ball for Beach FC RED Team for multiple coaches. She started at forward for the under-18 team from 2015-16. She has scored 23 goals along with 12 assists and played in the CCL Pro-23 Summer League. She helped Beach FC win the Spring Classic Tournament, Jefferson Cup, PDA, Sun Cup, Greensboro Labor Day Tournament, CASL Showcase, WAGS Rael Vodicka Tournament, Columbia Invitational and CCL Showcase.

With a GPA over 4.2, Blomdahl plans on majoring in Nursing and interned with Marcari Personal Injury Law Firm last summer. She has completed over 500 service hours for the legal studies academy and 100 hours for the Spanish Honor Society. She is also a member of the Math, National English, Social Studies and Art Honor Societies, student council association and the photography club. She did a mission trip to Managua, Nicaragua over the 2014 summer.

Campbell is a defender from Rockwall, Texas. She has lettered three years at Rockwall High School under Melissa Garcia, is currently in her senior season and also lettered one year in track. She led the Lady Jackets to a combined 37-1-5 record the past three years, including a 14-0 season in 2017 where the team outscored opponents 59-1.  The team has won Bi-District, Area, Sectional, Regional Quarterfinal and Semifinal Championships and been an Elite Eight Regional finalist. She has been named the 11-6a District Defensive Player of the Year twice and all-district first team throughout her career. 

Campbell has played for Sting ECNL the last three years for coach Tatu Pecorari. A member of Peer Assistant Leadership Skills, the Free Rice Club and HOSA, she intends to major in Nursing.

Dunham is a forward/midfielder from Charlotte, North Carolina. Under coach David Basinger she lettered all three years at Mallard Creek High School entering the spring and was an all-conference player her sophomore and junior seasons and all-region her junior year. She helped the Mavericks advance to the third round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history off her golden goal in double overtime in the second round.

Dunham has played with the Carolina Rapids for 10 years under coach Michael Johnson and has been an all-tournament player for the Rapids. Planning to major in Biology, she has been an honor roll student every year and is a member of the Unified Champions Club.

Mosely is a forward/midfielder from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Coming into her senior season she has lettered every year under coach Paul Dinkenor.  An All-Cap 7 4A and all-region selection last season she helped the Lions the previous year to the Cap-8 Championship and also a state playoff quarterfinal finish.

Mosely has played two years of club ball with Triangle FC Alliance and one season with North Carolina FC 99 Elite with coach Pete Sadin. She helped her teams play in the 2015-16 Disney Soccer Showcase and win the 2016 Premier Division, Greensboro Labor Day Shootout, U-19 USYS National Championships and 2017 Premier Division Championship. Her cousin Andy Crain lettered in men’s golf at UNCG from 1997-2000. Undecided on a major, she has been an active participant with Special Olympics the last two years.

A Greensboro native, Rouse is a forward/midfielder and goes to nearby Northwest Guilford High School. Under coach Terry Murphy she has lettered four years in soccer and also in cross country and track. She helped the Vikings win Metro 4-A Championships in soccer and cross country and twice was named the soccer offensive MVP. She earned all-conference honors in soccer in addition to all-region twice, three times in cross country and twice in track.

Rouse played club ball for the North Carolina Fusion for four years under coach Chad Heinicke along with Ashley Avelino and participated in ECNL PDP. Her father is a UNCG alum. A National Honors Society member, she intends to major in Biology/Pre-Medicine. 

Souply is a native of Puyallup, Washington and a forward that attends Cascade Christian High School. She lettered all four years under coach Clark Jennings. Each year played for the Cougars she has been named a Nisqually League Scholar Athlete. Her freshman year she earned second team all-league honors. In her junior season she scored a school-record 31 goals and 10 assists for all-league first team, offensive and team MVP, second team all-area and first team all-state honors. This year she had 26 goals and 11 assists, earned all the same accolades and was also named a Seattle Times Player to Watch, Max Preps Player of the Week and the Tacoma Athletic Association Athlete of the Year.

For seven years Souply played club ball for Washington Premier FC for Coach Jonas Tanzer. A three-time team captain, in 2014 she had 18 goals and 10 assists to help the team the team win the Washington State Championship Best XI. Also she participated in the EPD State Pool, US Club Soccer Id2 Training Camp and US Soccer Training Center Seattle and the following year she competed in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program Regional Camp. She scored six goals along with an assist in ECNL action and helped the team to rank number seven in Top Drawer Soccer Regional and 102nd nationally. The past year she had 10 goals in the ECNL season.

Planning to major in Biology/Pre-Veterinarian studies, Souply has earned the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence and Nisqually League Scholar Athlete the last four years and was named the 2015 Spanish Student of the Year. She is in the running to be the valedictorian, is a member of the National Honor Society, volunteers for the Auburn Humane Society and will do a mission trip to South Africa this Spring. 

A native of Owings, Maryland Timbario is a midfielder/defender that played at Northern High School. She lettered three years under coaches John Battle and Eric Ridenour. She was named a 2016 All-County Utility Player after scoring nine goals and seven assists and was honorable mention the previous two years. She led the Northern Patriots to the 2014 and 2015 3A Maryland High School Regional Championships and finals of the 2016 state playoffs.

Timbario was a member of the US National Training Center in 2015-16 and participated in the Project 100 Olympic Development Program in 2012. She has played club ball with Bethesda Hype ECNL for coach Michelle Rodriguez since 2015 and helped the team for the past two years to play in the Champions League. Previously she played for Maryland United ECNL where the team was the 2014 National Champion. She’s a manager for Calvert County Family Advocates Junior Giving Group, a local nonprofit organization, and is also an honors student. An owner of a personal/fashion blog, she plans to major in Business Management and Fashion and Consumer Studies.

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