Patriot Women’s Soccer announces five additions

Patriot Women’s Soccer announces five additions

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women's soccer coach Lindsey Morgan has announced the addition of five players to her 2019 recruiting class: forward Bridget Barrett of Cary, N.C., forward Maggie Cross of Anaheim, Calif., forward Brooke Hopson of Mount Pleasant, S.C., forward and midfielder Zenia Nava of Thomson, Ga., and forward and outside midfielder Alyssa Rosado of Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Barrett, 5-7, is a senior at Green Hope High School, where she plays for coach Stacy Lamb.  As a junior, she registered 11 goals, two assists, and 42 shots as the Falcons posted a 17-2-2 record. She is a three-time Academic All-Conference selection.  During her sophomore campaign, she tallied seven goals and five assists.

"Bridgett is a fighter and scrappy in front of the goal," Morgan said.  "She is coming to us from a club (North Carolina FC) that demands hard work and playing at a high level, and we are looking forward to having her in our program."

Cross, 5-2, is a senior at Canyon High School, where she has played for coaches Pedro Santos and Scott Dement.  As a junior, she was a first-team All-League selection and also garnered All-Team CIF accolades. She played club soccer with Legends FC.

"We are excited to add a player from the great state of California.  Maggie has a ton of pace to her play and will help us both defensively and offensively. She is someone that could play anywhere on the field, so we are excited to see where she fits best with our style."

Hopson, 5-5, and Rosado, 5-6, are seniors at Wando High School, where they play for coach Shannon Champ. Last season as juniors, the pair helped lead the Warriors to a 21-4-1 record and a spot in the state AAAAA semifinals, after the squad made an appearance in the state title match in 2017.

Hopson is a member of her school's National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society.

Rosado is also a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.  She was a state qualifier as part of the Wando track team.

She played club soccer with United Mount Pleasant.

"Brooke also comes from a club (South Carolina United ECNL U18/U19) that plays at a high level and demands a certain work ethic. She is a smart defender and wants to attack. We are excited to add her to our style of play."

"Alyssa will have the ability to help us stretch the field going forward. We are really looking forward to watching her grow within our program and see where she fits best for the team." 

Nava is a senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, where she has played under the direction of coaches Tom Norton, Dom Martelli, and David Nava.  As a junior, she tallied 27 goals and 20 assists, while earning first-team All-Region, All-Area, and All-State honors.  She helped lead her squad to a state runner-up finish.     

During her sophomore campaign, she registered 10 goals and four assists, and as a freshman posted totals of four goals and nine assists as APDS won the state championship both years. 

In addition to soccer, she has also lettered in cross country, basketball, track and field, and football.  She is a member of her school's National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Service Club, Student Section Club, and School for Schools organization.

She has played club soccer with both the Atlanta Fire ECNL U18 squad and the Augusta Arsenal organization.

"Zenia is a very smart player that will help us either up top or as an attacking midfielder. With her drive and technical ability, we are excited to add her to the program and have her help us move forward."

This group of five players will enroll at FMU in the fall of 2019.

Francis Marion lost only one senior off this past season's 5-10-1 squad.