Blazer Soccer Announces 2017 Signing Class

| February 9, 2017

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta State soccer program and Head Coach Stephen Andrew are pleased to announce the 2017 signing class this week. The newcomers include six players, each of which are expected to be exciting additions to the new season’s roster.

“We are excited about the incoming class for 2017,” stated Andrew. “We feel that we have players coming in who can help provide competition at every position and make our program stronger. We have added both solid defensive players and some attacking players who we are looking forward to getting on campus in the fall. We are happy these ladies have chosen Valdosta State University and we welcome them to the Blazer family.”

This year’s signing class consists of four Florida natives, one from the state of Georgia, and one from South Carolina.

A list of the new signees is available below, and will be updated if and when new additions are announced.

2017 VSU Soccer Recruiting Class:

Lexie Hall


Position:  Outside Back / Forward
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Previous School: Duncan U. Fletcher HS
Experience: Armada FC U18 Elite

LEXIE’S COMMENT ON VSU: “When I first walked on to VSU campus, I knew it was going to be a great fit for me. VSU has everything I was looking for in a college experience and a place to continue my soccer career. I’m very excited to be joining the VSU women’s soccer team in the fall.”

Caroline Embler


Position: Goalkeeper
Class: Freshman 
Anderson, SC
Previous School: T.L. Hanna HS
Club: Carolina Elite

CAROLINE’S QUOTE ON VSU: “VSU is all around amazing. The team, coaching staff, academic programs, and community are the main reasons why I chose Valdosta. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!”

Madison Mascheri


Position: Outside Back
Class: Freshman                                   
Lake Mary, Fla.
Previous School: Lake Mary HS
Club: Orlando City ECNL

MADISON’S QUOTE ON VSU: “I am so excited to attend VSU in the fall. The enthusiasm this school has for its students and athletes is incredible. I can’t wait to be apart of the women’s soccer team!”

Haille Paterson


Position: Forward 
Hometown: Key Largo, Fla.
Previous School: Coral Shores HS
Club: Cutler Ridge SC

HAILLE’S QUOTE ON VSU: “I’d like to thank VSU for giving me this opportunity to play college soccer, something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl. I’m excited to come in and be a part of something so notable! Go Blazers!.”

Jamey Medders


Position: Center Back
Class: Freshman
Sylvester, Ga.
Previous School: Worth County Comprehensive HS
Club: UFA South Georgia

JAMEY’S QUOTE ON VSU:  “Valdosta was a good fit for me athletically and academically. I feel that I can succeed on the soccer field and in the classrom.”

Isabelle Bevan-Thomas


Position: Midfielder
Class: Freshman
Tallahassee, Fla.
Previous School:  Lawton Chiles HS
Club: Hotspur Football Club

ISABELLE’S QUOTE ON VSU: “I can’t wait for all the opportunities that Valdosta State has to offer. I’m excited to be part of the Blazer soccer program.”


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