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Smith Adds Six to 2024 Signing Class
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Smith Adds Six to 2024 Signing Class

COLUMBIA, SC – Six new Gamecocks will be joining the women’s soccer family, as announced by head coach Shelley Smith.

Kylie Cino – Mount Pleasant, SC – Wando High School

  • Four year varsity player and two-time captain at Wando
  • Holds school record for 102 goals and 99 assists
  • Three-time State Champion
  • Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year nominee
  • 2023 South Carolina High School Player of the Year, Coaches Player of the Year
  • 2023 USA Today Top-50 High School Players
  • 2023 Post and Courier Player of the Year


“I chose to continue my athletic and academic career at USC because the women’s soccer program continues to prove itself as a top program in the country year after year. The positive culture that coach Shelley, Jamie and Marnie have created as well as the strong academics also influenced my decision.”

Katie Shea Collins – Gallatin, TN – Pope John Paul II Prep HS

  • Holds school record for career goals (106) and goals in a season (44)
  • 2023 and 2022 All-Summer County MVP
  • 2023 Tennessean’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year Nominee
  • 2023 High School All-American
  • 2022 All-State First Team
  • 2020-2023 All-Region Team
  • United Soccer Coaches High School Girls South Region Team
  • ECNL U18/19 Ohio Valley Conference First Team
  • 2022 ENCL Ohio Valley Conference Central Player of the Year
  • 2022 ENCL All-American


“I chose USC because the team atmosphere was unmatched and I know that they’re going to push me to be not only the best player, but also the best person I can be.”


Avery Galante – Sterling, MA – Worcester Academy

  • Five-year varsity letter winner for soccer at Worcester Academy
  • 2023 High School Soccer All-American East Team
  • Worcester Academy Girls Varsity Socer Captain
  • 2022 NEPSAC’s All-New England
  • 2022 NEPSAC’s Class A Quarterfinalist
  • 2022 All-NEPSAC
  • 2021 U16 Girls New England Conference Player of the Year


“I chose USC because of the amazing academic and athletic opportunities it has to offer. The players and coaching staff make you feel at home and welcomed and I can’t wait to join the women’s soccer family!”

Jyvanna Harris – Hazlet, NJ – Red Bank Catholic High School

  • First Team All-Division freshman & sophomore year at Red Bank Catholic
  • First Team All-Shore freshman & sophomore year
  • 2021 Second Team All-State Non-Public
  • 2020 First Team All-State Non-Public
  • U13 ECNL Champion with PDA Wolves
  • PDA Wolves team captain
  • Selected for USWNT U19 Pool
  • Older sister Jyllissa played for Gamecocks, drafted in the second round to Houston Dash


“I chose USC because of how at home it made me feel. The environment of the campus and people are so vibrant and fun. I also chose USC because of the competitive soccer and the atmosphere of the team. It feels like a true family and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Madden McDonald – Columbia, SC – IMG Academy

  • Played both soccer and competed in track at IMG
  • Holds 4 by 100, 4 by 200, and 4 by 400 school record
  • Played for South Carolina United
  • Honors student at IMG with 3.5 GPA


“I chose USC because I loved the environment created by the coaches, players, and staff. It’s my dream school.”

Camryn Szotak – Middletown, NJ – Middletown High School

  • Team captain at Middletown
  • Shore Conference Tournament Champion (first in school history)
  • New Jersery Sectional State Champion
  • Two-tie State Sectional finalist
  • Multiple Shore Conference All-Division, All-Conference and All-State awards
  • Five-time North Atlanti ECNL Conference Champions
  • 2019 ECNL National Champion
  • Three-time ECNL National Final 8


“I chose USC because, from the moment I first visited, I loved the team culture, environment, the coaches, and the high level of soccer. I can’t wait to experience the great atmosphere of South Carolina, and to call it my new home.”