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Ball State Soccer Lands Three on Signing Day

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MUNCIE, Ind. – Head Coach Josh Rife along with the Ball State soccer team announced the addition of three student-athletes to the 2023 recruiting class on Friday.

The 2023 class features student-athletes from Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio. This talented group will add depth to an already skilled squad. The recruits have played against some of the highest competition across the country.

Audrey Goodyear

St Louis, Missouri | Parkway South High School | SLSG Navy | D

  • All State Second Team
  • All Region First Team
  • Two-time All-Conference First Team
  • Midwest Conference Champions
  • Eight career goals
  • Two career assists
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • An Honor Roll student for four years

Coach Rife on Audrey

“I am excited to add Audrey to our team. She has great pace, technical ability, is a tough competitor, and plays with a great sense of maturity. She can play multiple positions in the back line as well as out wide. She will be a great addition to our program.”

Annika Klauss

Bloomington, Illinois | University High School | Indiana Fire | f

  • Two-time Ohio Valley Conference runner-up
  • MVP in Costa Rica during ODP Tournament
  • Illinois ODP State Team
  • Illinois All Region Team

Coach Rife on Annika

“Annika is a very creative attacking player who has experience playing up front as well as in the midfield. Her confidence playing back to goal as well as when facing up and on the dribble will help keep defenses on their heels and keep them unbalanced.”

Kaelyn Valeau

Lewis Center, Ohio | Olentangy Orange High School | Ohio Premiers | f

  • All Conference Player of the Year
  • All Conference First Team
  • Played in the All District All Star Game
  • Holds five school records (goals in a game and season, points in a game and season, assists in a season)
  • Regional Champion
  • District Championa
  • conference champion
  • 22 single season goals
  • 13 single season assists
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Coach Rife on Kaelyn

“Kaelyn plays with a certain fire and desire to prove herself every time she steps on the field. That’s a great combination when you look for sustained growth and success. Her athletic ability will allow her to play in various roles for us as well.”

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