East-West All-Stars Women’s Soccer Bios with Rachel Cox and Autumn Olson(Grimsley HS)

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2013 Women’s Soccer

East Team

Caroline Brown
Caroline…Broughton High…5-5…midfielder…coached by Nick Wheeler…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Region, as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society…Presidential Scholar…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Villanova University where she will major in business…wants to pursue a career in marketing…her role model is Coach Hernandez…favorite college athlete is Aaron Craft …favorite pro athlete is Xavi Hernandez…says “It will be fun to play soccer with girls I normally play against. I am expecting to gain a new experience and friendships.”

Sophia Carter
Sophia…Fike High…5-6…defender…coached by Toni Varacchi…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Defensive MVP, team Co-MVP, Wilson Soccer Player of the Year…scored 2 goals, 7 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Co-Defensive MVP, team Defensive MVP…scored 6 goals, 4 assists…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…scored 2 goals, 1 assist…was a state qualifier and Coach’s Award recipient in swimming…member of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Health Careers Club…Academic Excellence Award recipient…NC Scholars Award recipient…plans to attend East Carolina University where she will major in biology…wants to attend dental school…favorite college athlete is Natalie Winslow…favorite pro athlete is Lionel Messi…says “I’m excited and hope to meet new people and get the chance to play against some of the best players in the state.”

Olivia Costello
Olivia…Sanderson High…5-6…forward…coached by Todd Worley…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference…scored 4 goals, 7 assists…as junior, scored 8 goals, 1 assist…member of Spanish Club, Student Council, Spartan Special Friends…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Winthrop University…her parents are her role models…her favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I’m excited to play with players that I’m usually competing against. It will be a whole new experience!”

Christina Gibbons
Christina…Cardinal Gibbons High…5-4…midfielder/forward…coached by Michele Miller…as senior named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Region 5 Player of the Year, state championship game MVP…scored 34 goals, 20 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, scored 11 goals, 2 assists…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 20 goals, 12 assists…member of National Honor Society…2011 and 2013 Scholastic Gold Key Award recipient…2012 and 2013 AP Scholar and Honor Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Duke University…her mom is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Carlos Rodon…favorite pro athlete is Ashton Eaton…says “I am so excited to be playing in this game. I am thankful for the opportunity to play with such talented girls, and I hope to learn as much as I can from this experience.”

Karly Gustafson
Karly…Terry Sanford High…5-10…goalkeeper…coached by Karl Molnar…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Region Player of the Year, team MVP…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP…also competed in varsity basketball, jv volleyball, and track…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with N.C. State University…her sister Whitney is her role model…Tim Howard is her favorite pro athlete…says “I’m honored to be chosen to play in the East-West game and look forward to the competition.”

Rachel Hallman
Rachel…Millbrook High…5-9…midfielder/defender…coached by Matt Edwards…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, team captain, News and Observer All-Star…invited to play in the “Clash of the Carolinas”…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, News and Observer Player to Watch, team captain…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP, News and Observer Player to Watch…member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society…Student Council secretary… CFU ESPN Scholarship Athlete…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University where she will major in biology…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist…Millbrook coach and teacher Chris East is her role model…favorite pro athlete is Wayne Rooney…says “ I feel it is an honor to get to play in the all-star game. I would like to be able to play with new players and different game styles and learn from these players.”

Rachel Hammond
Rachel…Raleigh Charter High School…5-7…defender…coached by Steven Grosso…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP and captain…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP…also competed in cross country, basketball, and swimming…member of National Honor Society…Student Body President…National Merit Scholarship Finalist…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in business…her dream job is to work for the International Olympic Committee…her role model is Terry Fox…favorite college athlete is James McAdoo…favorite pro athlete is Christine Sinclair…says “I feel honored to have been asked to play and am excited to meet players from across the state and play at a high level.”

Jamison Kidd
Jamison…Clinton High…5-7…defender…coached by Jeff Smith…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-County, County Player of the Year, Fayetteville Observer All-Cape Fear Region, team co-captain, Powerade State Games co-captain…NCHSAA Pat Gainey Student Award recipient…scored 5 goals…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-County, team co-captain…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…Powerade State Games participant…member of Beta Club, Key Club, SGA, Mentor Program…senior class vice president…NC Academic Scholar…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mt. Olive College where she will major in physical therapy/biology…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer or physical therapist…her parents are her role models…favorite college athlete is Tobin Heath…favorite pro athlete is Abby Wamback…says “I’m really excited and honored to be selected to play. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn from a variety of players and a coaching staff that will benefit my play in the years to come.”

Nancy Kirk
Nancy…Jack Britt High…5-8…midfielder/forward…coached by Nat Bunphithak…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, Conference Player of the Year, team Attacking Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Region…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Region, also competed in cross country and basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she will major in kinesiology…wants to pursue a career a physical therapist…favorite pro athlete is Neymar…says “I am very excited about playing in the game and hope to gain knowledge, experience, and friendships.”

Meredith McCarty
Meredith…Jacksonville High…5-5…forward/midfielder…coached by David Miller…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-Area…scored 24 goals, 16 assists…as junior, named All-state, All-Region, All-Conference, All-Area…scored 19 goals, 14 assists…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, All-Area…scored 24 goals, 18 assists…member of National Honor Society…Interact Club treasurer…plans to attend Meredith College where she will major in pre-dental…wants to pursue a career as a dentist…her favorite college athlete is Morgan Leyble…favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I’m excited about playing with the best of the best in North Carolina.”

Leigh McGill
Leigh…Cardinal Gibbons High…5-6…forward/midfielder…coached by Michele Miller…as senior, named All-Conference, team captain…played on state championship team…scored 11 goals, 5 assists…as junior, scored 4 goals, 5 assists…as sophomore, scored 5 goals, 2 assists…member of National Honor Society…President’s Academic Fitness Award recipient…plans to attend the University of South Carolina Columbia where she will major in public health…her favorite college athlete is Caitlyn Donovan…her favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says she is “honored to play alongside such great players and represent the East. I hope to have fun and make new friends.”

Hanna Socha
Hanna…Panther Creek High…5-9…midfielder…coached by David Grant…as senior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, school Athlete of the Year…member of National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Socialites…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wofford College where she will major in history…her role model is Ellen DeGeneres…favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I am very excited and hope to get a good experience from the event.”

Jaclyn Stroud
Jaclyn…Millbrook High…5-10…defender…coached by Matt Edwards…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, team Player of the Year, Athlete of the Month…as sophomore, named team Defender of the Year…named NC Academic Scholar…President’s Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Old Dominion University where she will major in education…her mother, Debbie Stroud, is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Kaitlyn Stroud, a goalkeeper at Kansas University.

Erin Tanhouser
Erin…Heritage High…5-6…defender…coached by Scott Sloan…as senior, scored 5 goals…as junior, scored 5 goals…as sophomore, scored 5 goals…member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society…Student Government vice president…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University where she will major in education…wants to pursue a career as an high school science teacher…her favorite college athlete is Joey Pankake…favorite pro athlete is Tim Tebow…says, “I am excited to be playing in the game because it means my high school career hasn’t ended yet. I hope to have fun and potentially win.”

Nicole Tiller
Nicole…New Hanover High…5-2…forward/midfielder…coached by Theodore Rennie…as senior, named All-State…as junior, named All-State, team MVP…broke New Hanover County scoring record with 41 goals…as sophomore, named all-Region, All-Conference…also played volleyball and basketball…named U.S. Marine Corps. Most Distinguished Athlete… plans to attend Cape Fear Community College where she will major in athletic training…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer…her mom is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I am very excited to be selected for this game. I think it will help me prepare for college soccer this fall.”

Anna Witte
Anna…Cary High…5-5 midfielder/defender…coached by Laura Kerrigan…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Academic All-Conference…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes…plans to attend Penn State University where she will major in broadcasting…wants to pursue a career in sports broadcasting…her favorite pro athlete is Tim Tebow…says “I am excited to play with and against some of the best high school players in the area.”

West Team

Brandi Arey
Brandi…Hough High…5-7…forward/midfielder…coached by David Smith…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team captain…Golden Boot Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…state champions…ESPN national champions…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also played basketball where she was named team MVP senior year and was named team captain and was the Coaches Award recipient her junior year…member of National Honor Society, National History Honor Society…Spanish Club officer…plans to attend Gardner Webb University where she will major in exercise science…Brooke Arey is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I am honored to be able to have this opportunity. I am expecting to be challenged as I play against some of the best soccer players in North Carolina. I am hoping to learn and grow from this game.”

Amanda Bill
Amanda…Sun Valley High…5-9…goalkeeper…coached by Steve Hancock…also competed in volleyball and was named All-Conference and team MVP in basketball…member of Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society…Junior Marshall…DECA state finalist…Jets state finalist…plans to attend UNC Charlotte where she will major in accounting…wants to pursue a career as a CPA….Beyonce Knowles is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Elizabeth Beisel…favorite pro athlete is Peyton Manning…says “I never expected to have such a great opportunity to play with such amazing athletes. I feel honored to have the opportunity and better myself by playing around these rising soccer stars.”

Madeleine Brock
Maddie…T.C. Roberson High…5-8…defender…coached by Rob Wilcher…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference… “Clash of the Carolinas” participant…Brittony Willis Sportsmanship Award recipient…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP…Brittony Willis Sportsmanship Award recipient…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…Brittony Willis Sportsmanship Award winner…member of National Honor Society…Spanish Club AP Award recipient…Buncombe County Top Scholar…signed a letter of intent with Wake Forest University where she will major in political science/pre-law…wants to pursue a career in law / artificial intelligence…her father, Rich Brock, his her role model…her favorite college athlete is Katie Stengal…says “Playing in the all-star game is an honor, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to play with my former opponents. I’m looking forward to a competitive game and making new friends.”

Jane Cline
Jane…Charlotte Catholic High…5-7…forward…coached by Gary Hoilett…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, County Player of the Year, Charlotte Observer Player of the Year, Charlotte’s South Weekly Player of the Year…leading scorer in the nation…a junior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, County Player of the Year, Charlotte Observer Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, state championship game MVP…also played basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where she will major in business…her dad is her role model…favorite pro athlete is Mario Balotelli…says “I am honored to play in the all-star game! I am very excited and think it will be a great game!”

Nicole Corcione
Nicole…Enka High…5-6…forward…coached by Matthew Kinnaird…as senior, named All-State, All-WNC, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 38 goals…as junior, named All-State, All-WNC, All-Region, All-Conference…scored single season school record 43 goals…as sophomore, named All-State, All-WNC, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 32 goals…scored a school record 142 career goals…also competed in basketball, tennis, and cross country…member of National Honor Society, KEY Club, Junior Civitans, SOUL Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Columbus State University where she will major in nursing…wants to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner…favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I feel honored to be playing in the all-star game. I am very excited, and I feel like I will gain new friendships and just have a good time by participating.”

Rachel Cox
Rachel…Grimsley High…5-10…forward…coached by Herk DeGraw…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year, school’s Female Athlete of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-South (Region 3), All-Region, All-Conference, Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year for Region 7…as sophomore, named All-South (Region 3), All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year for Region 7…also played tennis, making it to the state semifinals…member of National Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with N.C. State University.

Brianna Cuevas
Brianna…Hough High…5-7…defender…coached by David Smith…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference… “Clash of the Carolinas” participant…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…also played basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Western Carolina University where she will major in marketing…wants to begin a career in fashion marketing/merchandising …favorite pro athlete is Christiano Ronaldo…says “I expect to have fun and play against high level players. I’m looking forward to meeting new people.”

Kendall Fischlein
Kendall…Lake Norman High…5-6…forward…coached by Beth Pressley…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Charlotte Observer Regional Player of the Year, Statesville Record and Landmark Player of the Year, Mooresville Weekly Player of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-Charlotte Observer…as sophomore, named All-State…broke school’s single season scoring record with 49 goals and assists record with 58 assists…plans to attend Wake Forest University where she will major in business…wants to start her own business…her brother is her role model…Katie Stengel is her favorite college athlete…favorite pro athletes are Landon Donavan and Alex Morgan…says she is “honored and excited to play with some of my club teammates and friends.”

Macy Franklin
Macy…St. Stephens High…5-3…forward…coached by Chuck Davis…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…scored 48 goals…Student Athlete Award recipient…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Offensive Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, team Most Offensive Player…member of Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society, Spanish Club…student athletic trainer…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wingate University where she will major in athletic training…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer…her favorite pro athlete is Mia Hamm…says “I am very excited to play in this game, and I know it is an honor. I expect to be playing in a high level game that will be faster paced than it is in high school. It will help me prepare for college soccer coming up in the fall.”

Ariel Griffin
Ariel…Marvin Ridge High..5-8…defender…coached by Raymond Fumo, Jr….as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…also named team captain and Defensive Player of the Year in basketball…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in biology…wants to pursue a career as a physicians assistant…her dad is her role model…says she is “nervous and humbled to be playing with and against the best athletes in the state.”

Sarah Henson
Sarah…Hickory High…5-5…defender…coached by Brian Jillings…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-American Scholar Athlete, Conference Offensive Player of the Year, team captain…Team Before Self Award recipient…her goals and assists accounted for 64% of team offense…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team captain…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Region…member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Juniorettes Service Club, Interact Club, Science National Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University where she will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist…her grandmother, Lois Stegall, is her role model…Connor Shaw is her favorite college athlete…Abby Wambach is her favorite pro athlete…says “I’m excited about playing with some of the top high school players in North Carolina and looking forward to learning more about the game during the process.”

Emily McCord
Emily…T.C. Roberson High…5-0…defender…coached by Rob Wilcher…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…member of National Honor Society, Art Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Presbyterian College…undecided about major and career…her favorite college athlete is Ashley VanLandingham…favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I feel honored, and I hope to gain a more varied soccer experience.”

Jaclyn Nieradka
Jackie…East Forsyth High…5-5…midfielder…coached by Chad Lorentz…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…Coaches Award recipient…scored 12 goals, 9 assists…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…scored 4 goals, 15 assists…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…scored 6 goals, 8 assists…Wendy’s High School Heisman…member of National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math, Honor Society…plans to attend Appalachian State University…her favorite pro athlete is Alex Morgan…says “I feel very honored to be playing in the all-star game. I expect an enjoyable game with a group of very talented players.”

Autum Olson
Autum…Grimsley High…5-5…coached by Herk DeGraw…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society…IB Diploma recipient…plans to attend N.C.State University where she will major in international economy and environment…says “It’s a wonderful opportunity to play with some of the best players in the state. I look forward to making new friends and ending my high school soccer career with such a great honor as the East-West game.”

Miranda Simon
Miranda…Bartlett Yancey High…5-8…defender…coached by Lynn Massey…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Metro Player of the Year…Powerade State Games participant…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…Powerade State Games participant…scored 172 career goals and had 73 career assists…graduated Magna Cum Laude and North Carolina Scholar…will be playing at Lenoir-Rhyne where she will major in chemistry…wants to pursue a career as a pediatrician…her parents are her role models…says “It is very exciting to play in the all-star game.”

Alicia Wood
Alicia…A.C. Reynolds High…5-9…defender…coached by Patrick Gladys…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference, team captain and MVP…scored 3 goals, 6 assists…as junior, named All-District, All-WNC, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-WNC…State Games participant…also ran cross country where she was named Most Dedicated in 2009 and team MVP in 2010…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill…undecided about major and career…Ellen DeGeneres is her role Model…her favorite college athlete is Crystal Dunn…favorite pro athletes are Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath…says “I am extremely excited to be playing in the all-game. It will be a great experience playing at such a high level.”


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