Leading up to the regular season, we will take a deeper look into each class on the Sycamore roster. Indiana State women’s soccer welcomes a class of seven freshmen into the fold for the 2022 season which includes players from four different states.
Adelaide Wolfe – Defender
Wolfe joins the Sycamores from Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa where she was a four-year letterwinner under head coach Ed Knupp. She was a four-time Academic All-State nominee and helped lead the team to a 17-3 record in 2021. She played for Sporting Iowa East under coach Paul Dayrell where she won the State Club Cup in 2020.
Leah McDonald – Defender/Midfielder
Coming from Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, McDonald was a four-year starter under head coach Jeff Rogers. She was named Second Team All-State in 2021. She played club soccer for former ISU head coach Vernon Croft for Sporting Springfield SC. McDonald was also a starter on the varsity volleyball team.
Madeline Lotspeich – Goalkeeper
A four-year letterwinner at Fort Zumwalt West High School in O’Fallon, Missouri under head coach Sean Baldwin. Lotspeich won two Missouri State Cup Championships while playing club soccer. She was a three-time Academic All-Conference team selection and also played two years of high school basketball.
Corynn DeGroote – Midfielder/Forward
DeGroote didn’t have to travel far, coming from West Vigo High School in West Terre Haute. She was a four-year All Conference selection under head coach Alicia Lanham. DeGroote scored 121 career goals including an eight-goal game. Received First Team All-District in her senior season. She also ran track in high school, finishing 16th in the state in the 400m dash in 2021.
Ella Roesch – Midfielder
Hailing from Parkway West High School in St. Louis, Missouri, Roesch was a four-year letterwinner under Annie Wayland. An All-Region selection, she helped lead her team to the district championship. Roesch played club soccer for the Sporting St. Louis Rangers under Mike Preusser where she helped the team win a pair of Midwest Regional Championships.
Katie Koger – Midfielder/Forward
Koger was a four-year starter at Guerin Catholic High School under head coach Sean Yau. She was a three-time All-County selection while scoring 35 goals and recording 17 assists. Koger helped lead team to state runner-up finish in her junior season A four-time Academic All-State selection, she played club soccer for Indiana Fire ECNL under coach Paul Dolinsky. Koger was also a four-year starter for varsity basketball team making All-Conference and All-County teams.
Ella Gorrie – Defender/Midfielder
A four-year letterwinner at Glenwood High School under coach Jay Lipe. Gorrie was named the SJR Female Soccer Player of the Year in 2021. She was also named to the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Team in 2022. Gorrie played club soccer for SLSG ECNL and Eclipse ECNL RL.
Following Thursday’s exhibition at Bellarmine, the Sycamores will open their regular season on the road on Thursday, August 18 at SIUE with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET.
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