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Women’s Soccer Announces Seven Strong Signees

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida women’s soccer is excited to recognize the signing of strong incoming freshmen as announced by head coach Eric Faulconer and staff. 

Six of the seven incoming Ospreys arrive from the Sunshine State, with one hailing from South Carolina. 

“We are adding seven freshmen to our program that I believe are going to make a difference. They are accomplished players, leaders, high character people and great students. This group is going to be the core of this program for years to come, making the direction we are headed very exciting for our staff. Twelve of our 18 games last year concluded as a draw or decided by one goal. We outshot our opponent and had more shots on goal in fourteen of those 18 games. Unfortunately, we struggled to find that margin of difference to have a more successful 2023 season. I really believe this recruiting class, in addition to our returners, are going to help us find that margin.”  Head coach Eric Faulconer

Chrissa Avery

  • High School: Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School
  • Club: Orlando City ECNL 
  • Height: 5’6 
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Hometown: Lakeland Florida

Coaches Quote
 “I’m delighted to announce that Chrissa Avery has decided to play division one soccer at UNF. Chrissa is a goalkeeper that has played at the highest level for a number of years and has been an outstanding performer for us season after season. UNF is getting a player that can compete and impact the program immediately. We are looking forward to watching her excel in her college career.” Coach Dan Nolan, Orlando City Girls ECNL. 

“Chrissa has all the tools to be a top-level goalkeeper in the ASUN conference.  She works and trains extremely hard to improve her game and time and time again makes the critical saves to keep her team in the match. We are excited about Chrissa joining our program and look forward to working with her this fall.” Eric Faulconer


  • Played for Orlando City ECNL for five years
  • Made the president’s list while completing high school earned fulfilled associate’s degree requirements

Julia Cosgrove

  • High School: Oceanside Collegiate Academy 
  • Club: Jacksonville FC ECNL
  • Height: 5’7
  • Position: Defender
  • Hometown:  Mount Pleasant, SC 

Coach Quotes:
“I have coached Julia for four years at Oceanside and am ecstatic that she will continue playing at the next level with the Ospreys and Coach Faulconer! Julia is a hard-nosed defender that enjoys tackling and attacking the ball on set pieces. She is the consummate leader, having captained our team since her sophomore year and helping lead us to three-consecutive state championships! I am sure she will continue her steep growth trajectory while working hard for North Florida.” – Mark Meyer, Oceanside Head Girls Soccer Coach

“Julia is as tough as nails. She is willing to take physical risk both on the defensive side and in the box on set pieces. She is a leader and continuously displays a tremendous work ethic that is contagious. She can break lines with her passes and off the dribble. Julia has the potential to be one of the best center backs in the ASUN and we are glad she is a part of our Osprey family.” Head Coach Eric Faulconer 


  • Two-Time ECNL Southeast All Conference
  • ECNL National Selection Game
  • Top Drawer 3-Star
  • Top Drawer Top 20 Region Prospect
  • South Carolina All-State
  • Three-Time High School State Champion

Sarah Frazer
High School: Springstead High School 
Club: Florida Premier FC ECNL 
Height: 5’4
Position: Midfield
Hometown: Spring Hill Florida 

Coach Quote

“Sarah Frazer is one of those dynamic players who can play in multiple positions. She’s explosive on and off the ball and will be an absolute asset for North Florida!” 

-Denise Schilte Brown, Former Head Coach University of South Florida and Head Coach of Tampa Bay Sun FC

“The University of North Florida is getting a player that is dominant in the midfield with her intense activity and her technical accuracy. She will without a doubt help the program immediately. Also, her personality and her leadership will make an immediate positive impact on the team. She is one of the best midfielders in our club and we can’t wait to see her developing at the next level.”  — Coach Leo Martini Florida Premier ECNL

“Sarah puts her stamp on every game she plays. She is extremely active and puts herself in positions to control the game on both sides of the ball. Her work rate is second to none. She is very technical and tactically very smart. Her teammates respond to her leadership qualities and we feel that Sarah can make a big impact right away in our program. We are thrilled she is an Osprey and can’t wait to see her arrival on campus this fall.” — Head Coach Eric Faulconer


  • Multiple High School All-Conference Honors
  • Morgan Guillemette
  • High school: East Ridge High School 
  • Club: Rush 05 DPL/Montverde Academy
  • Height: 5’8 
  • Position: Midfield
  • Hometown: Clermont, Florida 

Coach Quotes:
“Morgan is a very dynamic player. She does a great job controlling the midfield and is a very technical player. She is very dangerous on free kicks and does a tremendous job on both sides of the ball.” – Leo Florez, East Ridge High School Head Coach

“Morgan was identified by Coach Lipovetsky at an ID Camp and the more we watched her, the more impressed we were. She is the hidden gem of this 2024 recruiting class. She possesses good size and overall excellent athleticism. She is technical and quite versatile.  Both Coach Leo Florez and Coach Robbie Aristodemo at Montverde International Futbol club did a great job with her development. But, full credit needs to go to Morgan because she is extremely committed to her game and she is seeing the results of that hard work.” — Head Coach Eric Faulconer 


  • High School Attacking Player of the Year
  • Team Captain
  • Three-time All County Selection

Emma Kelly

  • High School: The Master’s Academy
  • Club: Orlando City ECNL
  • Height: 5’9
  • Position: Forward
  • Hometown: Sorrento, FL

Coaches quote
“Emma is a versatile attacker who can create opportunities with her field vision, one-vs-one ability and clinical finishing.  She is also a selfless teammate who is able to play in various roles and formations on the field in order to help her team succeed.”  Robbie Gobble, Orlando City ECNL 

“Emma Kelly is a game changing type of player. She makes players around her better & knows how to rise to the occasion. Emma has a natural ability to run with the ball & wants to be the one with it when it matters most. I look forward to watching her compete at the college level and grow into the player she is capable of becoming!”- Sara Morton, Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach The Master’s Academy

“Emma has the size, speed and strength to be a difficult match up for opposing defenses. She is very versatile in the front line, as she can play the seven, 11 or nine. What I like about Emma most is how competitive she is. She is going to work up top and is going to make those tireless runs. She is going to press, chase down the ball and finish. We are looking forward to having Emma join our program this fall.” – Head Coach Eric Faulconer   


  • Four Seasons ECNL at Orlando City
  • Helped her club team qualify for ECNL Nationals Seattle

Allison Souers

  • High School: Cypress Creek High School
  • Club: Florida Premier ECNL
  • Height: 5’2
  • Position: Forward
  • Hometown: Land O Lakes, FL

Coach Quotes
“Allison is a fantastic player who excelled at the ECNL level. She is a true leader both on and off the field.  She is a fantastic example for the young players in our club to look up to and aspire to be like.” Coach Stuart Campbell, Florida Premier ECNL

“Allison’s ability to wear down defenders with her pace and work rate is going to be a huge asset for our program. She is a proven scorer at the ECNL level and for her high school team and can score a multitude of different ways. She is the definition of relentless. I remember watching her play in the third game after three straight days at an ECNL showcase and she was still buzzing around the field like she was on day one. That was all I needed to see.” – Head Coach Eric Faulconer


  • First Team all-conference all 4 years of high school
  • High school captain
  • Broke scoring record for high school
  • Selected for USA Capelli team
  • Leading goal scorer for ECNL team
  • National Honor Society all four years

Brooke Susi 

  • High School: Lake Mary High School
  • Club: Orlando City ECNL
  • Height: 5’10
  • Position: Midfield/Forward
  • Hometown: Lake Mary FL 

Coach Quotes: 
“Brooke is an incredible player who makes everyone around her better with her movement, passing and ability to take over games. Her knowledge of the game is unmatched and her dedication to team success is what every coach wants in a player. She leads by example on the field, in the classroom and in her everyday life. We are so excited to watch her play at the collegiate level!” Coach Christian Eissele (Lake Mary Girls Soccer Coach) 

“Brooke is a possession-style midfielder who can play in multiple areas of the pitch and influence the game on and off the ball with her field vision, creativity and movement.  Her technical ability along with her tactical awareness allows her to play both sides of the ball at a high level in any situations the game presents her with.” Coach Robbie Gobble (Orlando City ECNL Director)

“Brooke is the perfect fit for our program and the style in which we play. She has all the tools to be a successful midfielder at the college level.  She is technically and tactically very strong. She has size, can score and create goals because of her excellent vision and feel for the game. There was rarely a game that we watched that she didn’t make a huge impact in. We are confident Brooke is going to be a huge asset to our program and we can’t wait to start working with her.” Head Coach Eric Faulconer  


  • Captain of Lake Mary girls’ soccer team
  • Led Lake Mary to first district championship in 15 years
  • First Team All-Conference
  • Orlando Sentinel First Team All-Metro
  • AP Scholar Award



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