All recruits for this year’s signing class have been officially signed. We hope you enjoyed following all the action here on GamecocksOnline.com. Go Gamecocks!
|9:45 am||Alex Holland||GK||5-7||Cary, Ill.||Cary-Grove|
|9:45 am||Darien Vercillo||GK||5-6||Yorba Linda, Calif.||Mater Dei|
|9:45 am||Rae Wilson||F||5-5||Greenville, S.C.||JL Mann|
|9:45 am||Brittany DeWitt||D||5-6||Greensboro, N.C.||N.C. School of Science & Math|
|2:42 pm||Samantha Abrahart||F/MF||5-10||Duluth, Ga.||Greater Atlanta Christian School|
|5:56 pm||Megan Fligg||D/F||5-6||Gainesville, Ga.||Chestatee|
|5:56 pm||Christine Watts||MF||5-6||Duluth, Ga.||Peachtree Ridge|
PRE-COLLEGE: 2008 Fox Valley All-Sectional team … Three-time Fox Valley All-Conference team … 2008 Illinois HSSCA All-Sectional team … Two-time Northwest Hearld All-Area team … Member of Illinois ODP team (2005) … Four year starter at goalkeeper … 2008 Pioneer Press Great Northwest team … Played for Eclipse Select Soccer Club … Club team twice ranked No. 1 in the nation by Soccer America (2007-08) … State Cup finalist (2005) … WAGS Champion (2007).
PERSONAL: Full name is Alexandra Joan Holland … Majoring in mathematics … Chose USC over College of Charleston, Arkansas State and Francis Marion … Born April 21, 1991 … Has one sister, Erin … Parents are John and Renee Holland.
Why USC?: I chose USC because of many different reasons. I love the campus, coaches and team. I feel USC is a great fit for me. Also, I am from Chicago and I wanted to go to school in the south for warmer weather.
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PRE-COLLEGE: Participated in Adidas ESP Camp (June 2007) … Named to Adidas ESP camp All-Star team … 2008 Region IV ODP Invitational Camp participant … Member of California ODP team … Member of ODP Region IV team … National Pool Player (2006) … Two-time All Los Angeles Southern Section (All-CIF) selection (2007-08) … Named All-League in 2007 … Played for Slammers FC club team in Newport Beach, Calif. … Captain of nationally ranked high school team and club team that was ranked No. 3 in the nation … Region IV Far West Regional Champions … Three-time Cal South State Champion (2006-08) … Club team won six consecutive Surf Cups … Nike Cup and Youth National Gothia Cup champion with Slammers FC … Also played varsity basketball at Mater Dei.
PERSONAL: Full name is Darien Alyxandra Vercillo … Majoring in sports management … Chose USC over Tennessee, Southern California and Dartmouth … Born June 8, 1991 … Has two brothers … Parents are Tony and Kim Vercillo.
Why USC?: It’s a home away from home. The Southeast mentality is a different but good change of pace. It is the right fit for my personality, and I couldn’t imagine anywhere better.
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PRE-COLLEGE: Two-time NSCAA/adidas All-Region team (2007-08) … Two-time All-State selection (2006, 2008) … 2008 NSCAA Scholar All-American … Two-time Peach Blossom II-AAA All-State selection (2006, 2008) … Three-time Peach Blossom All-Region selection (2006-08) … Four-year member of South Carolina ODP team (2005-08) … Three-time JL Mann Outstanding Offensive Player (2006-08) … Played for six-time state champion CESA club team … Region III Champion (2006) … Member of National Honor Society … Ranked 7th in high school class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Virginia Rae Wilson … Majoring in business … Chose USC over Furman … Born February 17, 1991 … Has an older brother, Luke … Parents are Jimmy and Kathy Wilson.
Why USC?: I have always wanted to go to a SEC school. I loved the girls on the team and the campus. When I came on my visit I knew that South Carolina was where I wanted to go.
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PRE-COLLEGE: Two-time All-State selection (2007-08) … Three-time All-Conference and All-Region (2006-08) … Two-time participant at ODP Region Camp … Played for GYSA Greensboro Twisters club team … Spent five years as captain of club team that won six state championships (2001-05; 2007-08) … State semifinalist in 2006 … Two-time Region III runner-up (2006-07) … Scholar athlete that was accepted to NC School of Science and Match after beginning career at Ragsdale High School.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brittany London DeWitt … Majoring in nursing … Chose USC over Western Carolina, Florida State, UNC Greensboro and Charlotte … Born January 22, 1991 … Has two brothers and one sister … Sister, Brooke, played soccer at Greensboro College … Mother is Candace DeWitt.
Why USC?: I really loved the campus atmosphere. It is beautiful here, and I knew it was for me when I came to visit. I also really loved the team chemistry and wanted to be a part of that.
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PRE-COLLEGE: Named to Gwinnett Goal Club’s All-County team of the year (2007-08) … Four year member of Georgia ODP team (2004-08) … Four-year ODP Region Camp participant (2004-08) … Gwinnett Goal Club Offensive Player of the Year (2008) … State finalist for Wendy’s High School Heisman … Invited to England to train and play with West Ham United Premiership Ladies Team … Played for NASA (2004-08) and Norcross Fury (2008-09) club teams … Region III Premier League Top 5 point leader in 2006, finishing with a No. 2 ranking … 2008 State Cup Champion … 2007 Disney Showcase Champion … Two-time Regionals semifinalist (2007-08) … Region III Premier League finalist (2007).
PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha Leanne Abrahart … Majoring in elementary education … Chose USC over Samford, Princeton, Florida State, Miami and Georgia … Born November 19, 1990 … Has two brothers and one sister … Parents are James and Jacqui Abrahart.
Why USC?: I loved everything about the school – the campus, the team, the coaches, and most of all, the atmosphere. Ultimately, it was the perfect fit for me. I am so excited about getting to play at the next level.
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PRE-COLLEGE: 2008 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-Region … Georgia high school Player of the Year (2008) … Three-time First Team All-Area selection (2006-08) … Two-time team MVP (2007-08) … Set school record for most goals scored in one season … Finished second in Region 7AAA for goals scored … Four year starter and two-time Best Offense Award winner … … Super Y National ODP camp (2004-06) … Played for Atlanta Fire United club team (2002-09) … Super Y North American Finals (2006) … Semifinalist at Disney Qualifier (2008) and finalist at Disney Showcase (2009) … Club team was state cup finalist in 2006 … Three-time Super Y South Atlantic Champions (2004-06) … Played in Region 3 Premier League (2005-08) … Played in State Cup Final Four for eight consecutive years (2002-09).
PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Fligg … Majoring in early childhood education … Chose USC over Kentucky, Clemson, Francis Marion and High Point … Born October 2, 1990 … Has one brother, Ryan … Father (Matt Fligg) worked as an undergraduate assistant coach at USC while his father, Jack Fligg, served as an assistant coach from 1975-82, serving as offensive coordinator during George Rogers’ Heisman season … Uncle (Steven Carl Raible) played football at Georgia Tech and six years for the expansion team Seattle Seahawks (1976-81) … Mother (Mary) was a gymnast at Western Kentucky … Parents are Matt and Mary Fligg.
Why USC?: When I first visited South Carolina, I just got this awesome feeling that this is where I belong. The coaches and players are very welcoming, and the whole USC atmosphere is definitely what I want to be a part of.
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PRE-COLLEGE: Four-time All-Region selection (2006-09) … Two-time All-County (2007, 2009) … Two-time Georgia “Super Six” selection (2007, 2009) … 2009 Gwinnett County “Super Six” featured player … Georgia high school 5A soccer points leader in 2007 … Two-time First Team All-Star (2006, 2008) … Leading goal scorer for Peachtree Ridge High School … Four-time high school scholar athlete (2006-09) … Seven-year member of Georgia ODP team (2001-07) … Region III Camp (2004-07) … Two-time participant at Super Y ODP National Camp (2005-06) … Played for Atlanta Fire club team … Club team captain since U-12 … Club team was state cup finalist in 2006 … Three-time Super Y South Atlantic Champions (2004-06) … Played in State Cup Final Four for eight consecutive years (2002-09).
PERSONAL: Full name is Christine Marie Watts … Undecided major … Chose USC over Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson and Ole Miss … Born September 6, 1990 … Has three sisters and one brother … Father played football at Tennessee from 1977-79 … Mother was a gymnast at Georgia … sister (Amanda) played soccer at Tennessee and Carson-Newman … Parents are John and Barbara Watts.
Why USC?: USC is only 3 hours away from home. I also wanted to go to a D1 school that had a big football team. The soccer coaching staff is amazing, and I really like the soccer girls. As soon as I stepped foot on USC’s campus, I knew I was supposed to spend the next four years of my life there. The campus is gorgeous and very welcoming.