Donnie Smith, Director of Athletic Communications
LAKELAND, Fla.-Southeastern University Women’s Soccer Coach Alan Berrios announced his initial signing class with the Fire.
Sixteen student-athletes are set to join the squad which has made back-to-back national semifinal appearances this fall. Ten are transfers with previous collegiate experience.
2020 Southeastern University Women’s Soccer Recruiting Class
Two-time provincial champion, and finished second at nationals twice with U17 AAA team.
Played club soccer with the PA Classics. Chose SEU after visiting once and felt led by God to attend.
Transfer from Florida College where she had five goals and nine assists in 17 games during the 2018 season.
Transfer from University of the Cumberlands where she started 18 games and scored a team-high 11 goals and registered seven assists. Her 29 points also led the team. Had a goal and two assists during NAIA National Championship Opening Round in 2019.
Dade City, Fla.
Transfer from Florida College where she started 13 of 14 games and had two goals and two assists last year.
Transfer from Florida College where she started all 12 games she appeared in last season, and had six goals on eight shots on goal with four assists.
D’Abadie, Trinidad and Tobago
Transfer from Iowa Lakes Community College where she was an All-Region First Team selection as a sophomore. Started 13 games and had two goals and an assist from the back line. Added two goals on eight shots as a freshman when she started 15 games.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Transfer from Faulkner University where she started all 17 games. Was the team’s co-leader in assists with 10, and was second in points with 24.
Rayssa Neres Gomes De Souza
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Transfer from Oklahoma Wesleyan where she led the NAIA in goals with 54, and points with 124. Had 10 games of three goals or more, which included three four-goal games, a six-goal game, and a seven-goal game. Had a goal in 21 of 22 games played.
Fort Myers, Fla.
Transfer from Broward College where she played in nine games as a freshman.
Transfer from Southern Nazarene University. Registered over 400 minutes as a true freshman during the 2018 season. Made nine saves to win her final three games at the NCAA Division II program, totaled 40 saves in 11 games.
Three-time All-Polk County selection at McKeel Academy. Also named to county All-Star team and All-State team. Helped team win four district titles.
Was honorable mention All-County as a junior and Second Team All-County as a senior at Ridgeview High School.
Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
Played club soccer with Indialantic Youth Socce rClub. Coming off a gap year to serve in missions.
Transfer from Florida College where she had 12 goals and eight assists as a freshman, and two goals in her lone game as a sophomore.
Katelyn Van Fleet
Crystal River, Fla.
Played club soccer with the Winter Haven Kicks. Chose SEU because it is close to home and has a welcoming atmosphere and is a private Christian school that welcomes students to explore their walk with the Lord and make it their own