FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2016) – Five former North Texas Soccer players were named to TopDrawerSoccer NCAA Freshman Midseason Women’s Top 100 list.
A pair of University of Arkansas midfielders began the list with Stefani Doyle ranking sixth and Kayla McKeon coming in at 11th. Texas Tech University’s Jordie Harr narrowly missed out on cracking with Top 25 as the Sachse, Texas native currently ranks 26th. Allie Thornton, who plays her collegiate soccer at Southern Methodist University, is just a couple spots below Harr in the 29th spot, and University of South Alabama’s Justice Stanford rounds out the list at 67.
Doyle and McKeon have each started 15 of Arkansas’ 16 matches and are tied for second on the team in points with Doyle scoring six goals and handing out three assists, while McKeon has scored seven goals and dished one assist. Doyle has also been called up to multiple U.S. Soccer Under-19 Women’s National Team camps.
A native of Lewisville, Texas, Doyle made a name for herself while playing for D’feeters Soccer Club and Dallas Sting. Doyle competed in the Lake Highlands Girls Classic League from 2008-2011 and reached the semifinals of the 2011 US Youth Soccer North Texas State Cup with Sting. McKeon played for FC Dallas and Sting before college and represented North Texas at the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships. Mckeon also competed with Sting in the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships
Harr, a two-time Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, has started 11 games for the Red Raiders while ranking third on her team in points. Harr also spent a lot of her youth days playing for Dallas Sting, and the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team pool player also represented Region III at the 2012 US Youth Soccer ODP Thanksgiving Interregional. Harr, along with Stanford, won the 2013 US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League West title with Sting.
Arlington, Texas native Thornton has appeared in all of SMU’s matches while leading the team in goals scored and points. Thornton was also named American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week in the middle of September. Thornton competed with D’feeters and Solar Soccer Club before SMU and twice reached the North Texas State Cup semifinals with Solar in 2013 and 2014.
Stanford has started 12 of South Alabama’s 16 matches, including a 1-0 victory over then #1 Florida State University in early September. Stanford has only conceded six goals in her 12 starts while recording seven clean sheets. Stanford played club soccer for Solar, Sting and Dallas Texans.
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