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Feb. 18, 2009

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina head soccer coach Shelley Smith has announced that two transfer players will join the team for the Fall 2009 season. Maddy Kill and Kortney Rhoades, who have enrolled for the spring semester, join the team after playing at Seton Hall University and Saint Joseph’s University, respectively.

Kill, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., spent two seasons with the Seton Hall Pirates as a forward. During her two seasons as a Pirate, she appeared in all 18 games each year, starting five her freshman year and eight her sophomore year. During her freshman year, she led the team with a .750 shot on goal percentage, with 15 of her 20 shots on goal, and recorded two goals and four assists. This past season, she had 17 shots, nine of which were on goal. She was second on the team in assists with three.

Kortney Rhoades (Wilmington, Del.) comes to South Carolina after playing one season for the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. She played in 17 games and started 13 as a freshman midfielder. She had three goals during the season and also recorded a team high four assists. She will join her sister, Brittiny Rhoades, who will be a junior on the South Carolina team in the fall.

“We have the great opportunity to work with these two transfer players this spring,” Smith said. “They both bring valuable college playing experience with them and further strengthen what our group of newcomers will be bringing to the team this fall. Maddy and Kortney have both fit in so well with the returning players, and we are excited about what they have brought to our program on and off the field. Both of them love to play the game and are committed to working hard towards their potential on the field. We are looking forward to seeing what they can contribute offensively this fall, as they both are adding some depth and creativity to our attack.”

South Carolina begins its spring schedule Saturday, Feb. 28 with games against Duke and UNC Greensboro at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.