May 24, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team will have five new faces on the pitch this fall as head coach Steve Swanson announced the program’s latest recruiting class on Thursday (May 24).

Claire Constant, Rebecca Jarrett and Micaela Moran have all signed National Letters of Intent. The trio will join early enrollees Ashlynn Serepca and Alexa Spaanstra for the upcoming season. Serepca and Spaanstra joined the squad in January and have been practicing with the team throughout the spring season.

“We are very excited about this class for a number of reasons,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “First of all, there is some real talent in this group in all the phases of the game, attacking, defending and most importantly, in transition. Second this is a very versatile group of players that cover every position on the pitch. This is important as we like to have players that can play a number of roles on the field. Third, we really like both the athleticism and technical ability that each of these players bring to our team. And finally, this group as a whole has so many of the intrinsic traits that are so important to being successful at this level. We cannot wait to have this class join what will be an experienced returning core in August for the start of our pre-season training.”

The incoming class is the fourth-ranked class nationally and includes four players ranked in the top 40 nationally by

The newcomers join 21 returning players from last year’s squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and spent most of the season ranked among the top 10.

Claire Constant – Defender – Alexandria, Va. (T.C. Williams High School)
• Ranked No. 37 player nationally by TopDrawerSoccer
• 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia
• Two-time All-Met selection by the Washington Post
• 2016 All-State selection
• Five-time US Women’s National Team Camp Participant (2014-2018)
• Competed with McClean ECNL 99 from 2013-2018

Rebecca Jarrett – Forward – Washington Township, N.J. (Immaculate Heart Academy)
• Ranked No. 23 player nationally by TopDrawerSoccer
• Competed with ECNL team World Class FC and served as team captain (2010-16)
• Competed with NYCFC and served as team captain (2017-2018)
• ECNL Best XI selection (2014-17)
• Helped lead Immaculate Heart to NSCAA National Championship
• First Team All-State selection

Michaela Moran – Goalkeeper – Greely, Colo. (Windsor High School)
• Helped lead Windsor to the Colorado State semifinals three times
Denver Post All-State honorable mention selection class 4A
• Two-time All-Conference selection
• Multiple-sport athlete – All-State and All-Conference in basketball and softball

Ashlynn Serepca – Forward/Defender – Cornelius, N.C. (Hough High School)
• Ranked No. 10 player nationally by TopDrawerSoccer
• Member of the US U16, U17 and U18 Women’s National Teams
• Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina
• Two-time All-American (2016, 2017)
• Three-time All-State selection (2015, 2016, 2017)
• Competed with Carolina Rapids

Alexa Spaanstra – Forward/Midfielder- Brighton, Michigan (Brighton High School)
• Ranked No. 7 player nationally by TopDrawerSoccer
• Two-time All-American (2016, 2017)
• Member 2016 U17 Women’s World Cup Team
• Won the CONCACAF Championship with the U17 Women’s National Team
• Won the 2017 ECNL U17 Championship with Michigan Hawks