The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer program, led by head coach Karrie Miller, have announced the signees of seven student-athletes for the 2005-06 season. Coming to Coastal Carolina in the fall are Jenna Anderson (Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner), Danielle DeSonia (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary), Rachael Hardison (Hamilton, Va./Loudoun Valley), Alyssa Hunt (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins), Lindsay Kies (South Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthonys), Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) and Chelsea Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island).
Monroe, a forward, was the Myrtle Beach The Sun News "Toast of the Coast" Player of the Year at North Myrtle Beach High School in 2004. She scored her 100th career goal in her junior year and has been a three-time All-Region selection and a three-time Michael Nash All-Tournament honoree. She has played on the Olympic Development Program since she was 11. Monrore played for the Grand Strand Girls Calypso 18 Challenge club team the last two years and scored the most goals in the league her senior year.
Anderson, a midfielder/defender, has been a four-year varsity starter for Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Fla. Her team has been district champions the last three years and advanced to the regional finals in 2003. She currently plays for the Lakeland Soccer Club with fellow signee Alyssa Hunt as well as having played for the Florida Premier in 2002. She went to the State Cup finals in 2004. She carries a 4.3 grade point average at Mariner.
DeSonia, a defender/midfielder, helped Hayfield Secondary to a Patriot District runner-up performance her sophomore and junior seasons. She received the Hayfield Secondary Coaches Award her sophomore year. She was on the Nationals Under-16 team for the DC United Super Y and also played for the Northern Virginia Majestics. DeSonia ran cross country for Hayfield Secondary in both the ninth and 10th grades. DeSonia is from the same high school as Coastal goalkeeper Jaclyn Stoll.
Hardison, a goalkeeper, was a three-year varsity starter for Loudoun Valley High School. She was a first team All-District selection as a junior and was a Washington Post All-Extra honorable mention. In 2004, Hardison made 106 saves and had a 1.7 goals against average. She played for the Loudoun Clash in 2003 and 2004 and helped them to the Dulles National Tournament title.
Hunt, a defender/midfield, was a four-year varsity letterwinner at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Fla. She was a first team nominee from the Lakeland Ledger and was an All-County selection her junior season. She also helped George Jenkins to a 22-2 record and a district championship, scoring 22 goals and adding nine assists. She was the teams leading scorer her sophomore season, scoring 26 goals and 13 assists as George Jenkins went 22-2-1. She helped her club team, the Lakeland Soccer Club, to a State Cup runner-up finish in 1999 and 2004, playing with fellow signee Jenna Anderson in 2004.
Kies, a defender/forward, was a two-year letterwinner at Saint Anthonys High School in Southington, N.Y. She
was a starting forward her last two seasons. She played for the Stony Brook Eclipse in club soccer and was on the ODP Under-17 team in New York, as well as serving as the captain of her Under-16 District ODP team.
Terry, a forward/midfielder, was a two-time captain at James Island High School and was selected to the 2004 High School Sports Report All-State Team. She also made the "Super 18" team in 2004 and was named to the All-Lowcountry Team by the Charleston Post and Courier. Terry played for the Fusion Under-18 club team which won the U.S. Club Soccer Region Championship in 2003. She has been on the S.C. State Select Team the past three years and in January, the Fusion won the S.C. Snickers Challenge Cup.
"Im very pleased with the talent and the overall versatility of the players," Miller said. "I think they can come in and push to start and make an immediate impact in our program."
Coastal finished the 2004 season with a 7-11-2 record. The Lady Chants will return 12 letterwinners to the 2005 squad.