HAWKS SOCCER SIGNS SIX PLAYERS FOR 2016-2017
South Georgia State College women’s soccer has announced the addition of six talented players to the defending GCAA Championship finalist program. Jaycee Anderson (Def; Douglas, Ga./Coffee County High School), Mariah Aspinwall (Def; Blackshear, Ga./Pierce County High School), Taylor Booth (Fwd; Jacksonville, Fla./Terry Parker High School), Allyssa Ross (Def; Savannah, Ga./Islands High School), Anessia Rucker (Fwd; McDonough, Ga./Luella High School), and Faith Shelton (Fwd; Conyers, Ga./Heritage High School) have all committed to SGSC’s soccer program for 2016-2017.
Anderson played central defense and midfield for the Coffee High School program under Coach Clay Davis. She was honored at Coffee High with the Trojan Award, the Honors Scholar Athletic Award, and the team “Hustle” Award. Anderson plans to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Steven and Jessica Anderson.
Rucker, an explosive striker from Luella High School, scored 13 goals and had eight assists in 15 games this spring. She was also team MVP her sophomore year. She played under James Roberts at Luella High School, Mike Lynch at Thunder SC, and Alex Bahr with the Atlanta Fire. Rucker is the daughter of Anecca Anderson and Kevin Rucker and will pursue a degree in nursing while at SGSC.
Shelton is a three-time All-Region selection and three-time Rockdale Citizen/Heritage High School Attacker of the Year. She scored 54 career goals and led Heritage to a region title and the state quarterfinals her sophomore year. The daughter of Rolland and Roberta Shelton, she was coached at Heritage High School by Chad Suddeth and at Inter Atlanta Soccer Club by Rob Di Figlio. Shelton plans to pursue a degree in nursing at SGSC.
The Hawks begin the preseason Aug. 7 at SGSC’s Douglas Campus.