Appalachian State University head field hockey coach Meghan Dawson officially announced the signing of eight student-athletes to the 2018 class.
The incoming class features student-athletes from six different states, including Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
"I am extremely excited to introduce our recruting class for 2018," head coach Meghan Dawson said. "This class is extremely diverse on the field bringing different talents and skill sets. It is exciting to see where this class will stand within our current group."
Mikayla Barrow • F • Hatfield, Pa.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in field hockey at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. … scored 44 career goals and recorded 16 assists … coached by Shannon McCracken … named first team all-conference as a junior and second team all-conference as a senior … selected as North Penn’s Most Improved Player as a sophomore … also earned four letters in lacrosse … played club field hockey for the FSC Falcons … named the PhilaFieldHockey Attacker of the Week twice … as a member of the FSC Falcons U16 team, won the National Indoor Tournament J Pool Championship in 2016 and the Junior Premier Indoor League Championship in 2015 … her U19 team qualified for the 2017 National Club Championship.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mikayla Cora Barrow … daughter of Kelly and Doug Barrow … born Feb. 14, 2000 (18 years old) … has two siblings, Cassidy (21) and Kolby (16) … major is undecided.
Roxy Day • M/D • Virginia Beach, Va.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of the First Colonial High School field hockey team in Virginia Beach, Va. … played in the Virginia 6A State Finals all four years, winning a state championship in 2015 … on a team that was ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25 all four years … coached by Beanie Schleicher … also played club field hockey for the Saints Hockey Rocks under head coach Scotty Tyson … helped lead the Rocks to a No. 1 national ranking by Max Field Hockey in August 2017.
PERSONAL: Full name is Roxanne Rose day … guardian is Maureen Day … born May 23, 2000 (17 years old) … has one sibling, Jolie (12) … major is undecided.
Georgia Kelso • F • Raleigh, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in field hockey at Cardinal Gibbons High School … a three-year starter for the Crusaders that tallied 25 goals and 34 assists over four seasons … named to the NCHSAA 4A all-state team as a senior … made first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior … nominated for and played in the North Carolina All-Star game as a freshman, sophomore and senior … served as team captain during her senior year … also received four letters in track and field … also played club field hockey for the Carolina All Stars under coach Grant Fulton … competed in the USAFH National Indoor Tournament in 2018 and 2017 … finished first in her team’s respective bracket at the NFHCA U19 Spring Fling in 2017 … helped lead the All Stars to a second place finish at the USAFH Presidents Day U19 Showcase in 2017 … played club field hockey alongside fellow 2018 signee Ines Yofre.
PERSONAL: Full name is Georgia Katherine Kelso … parents are Jill and David Kelso … born January 31, 2000 (18 years old) … has two siblings, Mary Callan (16) and Hank (14) … plans to major in exercise science and then attend graduate school to become a physical therapist … comes from a family that has competed in DI athletics, including her father David who wrestled at Missouri State … cousin Jackson Teeling played Division I soccer at Drake University … cousin Charlie Schulte currently plays DI football at Drake … her uncle Vince Tobin was a defensive back at the University of Missouri and later became a defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts before serving as the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals from 1996-2000 … another uncle, Bill Tobin, played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and later become the general manager of the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.
Sydney Lee • F/M • Richmond, Va.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner in field hockey at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Va. … scored a career total of 33 goals with 15 assists … coached by Margie Snead … named first team all-conference as a sophomore … named to the 2016 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad … named a scholar-athlete for field hockey and lacrosse in 2013 and 2014 … served as a team captain for field hockey … a member of Trinity’s 2015 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) championship run in 2015 … two-time state runner-up in 2016 and 2017 … also earned four letters in lacrosse … also played club field hockey for Panthers United under Betsy Ellis … participated in the Disney Showcase, National Indoor Tournament, NFHCA Winter Escape and the College Connection Shooting Star Showcase.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sydney Kate Lee … daughter of Kimberly and David Lee … born May 4, 1999 (18 years old) … has one sister, Isabel (13) … plans to major in communication sciences and disorders to become a speech therapist.
Lindsey Russell • D • East Syracuse, N.Y.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters for field hockey at East Syracuse Minoa Central High School … awarded Most Valuable Player in 2015 and 2016 … as a senior, scored six goals and dished out seven assists, earning her All-State honors … received first team all-league honors as a senior, junior and sophomore and second team all-league honors as a freshman … coached by Kate Harris … also earned one letter in track & field … played club field hockey for the Southern Tier Storm … coached by Stephanie Collins … part of a team that won a 2016 Shooting Stars Showcase Pool.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lindsey Marie Russell … guardians are Jeanie and Don Kells and Donald Russell … born July 27, 2000 (17 years old) … has one sister, Emilie (23).
Anna Smarrelli • M • Mt. Airy, Md.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year captain and four-year member of the Linganore High School field hockey team in New Market, Md. … scored 29 career goals with 17 assists … was named first team all-county as a junior … received first team all-conference honors her sophomore and junior seasons … may receive honors for senior year … played in the 2014 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Class 3A state championship as a freshman … coached by Mary Cate Henry … also played club field hockey for Freedom Hky under coach Sarah Dawson … her U19 team finished third in the USA Field Hockey Club Rankings … played in the national club championship in 2016 and 2017 … led her team to first place finishes in the Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) and Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) … named the 2016 JPOL Region 7 U16 MVP.
PERSONAL: Full name is Anna Mildred Smarrelli … parents are Janine and Greg Smarrelli … born January 31, 2000 (18 years old) … has three siblings, Vincent (27), Gina (24) and Joe (21) … plans to major in speech-language pathology … her father, Greg, attended Appalachian State … brother Vincent played baseball at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and played minor league baseball … sister Gina played field hockey at Slippery Rock University.
Brenna Schoenbachler • M • Louisville, Ky.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters as a member of the Mercy Academy field hockey team … named to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) field hockey junior all-star team in 2016 and the senior all-star team in 2017 … a three-time member of the all-regional team … earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior … led Mercy Academy to a state runner-up finish in 2014 … was a Miss Kentucky Field Hockey nominee … served as a team captain during her senior season … also played club field hockey for IFHCK under coach Yasser Hayat … helped lead her U16 team to a Regional Club Championship and her U19 team to a USAFH National Indoor Qualifier Tournament championship.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brenna Marie Schoenbachler … daughter of Kristi and Steve Schoenbachler … born June 17, 2000 (18 years old) … has one brother, Brad (26) … plans to major in biology with aspirations to attend medical school after graduation.
Ines Yofre • F • Chapel Hill, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters for field hockey at Chapel Hill High School … named to the NCHSAA 3A all-state team as a senior … named all-conference as a junior and senior … served as team captain for the Tigers during her season and received the team leadership award … was coached by Rachelle White … also earned two varsity letters in lacrosse … also played club field hockey for the Carolina All Stars under coach Grant Fulton … competed in the USAFH National Indoor Tournament in 2018 and 2017 … finished first in her team’s respective bracket at the NFHCA U19 Spring Fling in 2017 … helped lead the All Stars to a second place finish at the USAFH Presidents Day U19 Showcase in 2017 … played club field hockey alongside fellow 2018 signee Georgia Kelso.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Ricardo Yofre and Lucrecia Reumann … born July 27, 2000 (18 years old) has two siblings, Ricardo (14) and Francisco (10) … plans to major in marketing.