UTC Soccer Signs Five Newcomers

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Chattanooga women’s soccer head coach Gavin McKinney and his staff were busy in preparation for National Signing Day, adding five newcomers to the 2022 fall roster.

 

Three of the Mocs signees are from the state of Tennessee, including one from Ooltewah, and two from the same high school in South Carolina.

 

KALEIGH BOSAK

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

| Wando High School Warriors

• 2021 5A South Carolina State Champions

• 2020 season shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic

• 2019 5A Lower State Champions, State Semifinalists

• Four-year varsity starter for the Warriors

• Scored 25 goals and 16 assists in her junior season. Recorded the game winning goals in the state semifinal and final.

• Sophomore year was shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic. Scored seven goals and five assists.

• Recorded 10 goals as a freshman along with 12 assists.

 

Played club ball for South Carolina United u18/19 ECNL; 2016-present … team captain 2017-2020 … second on the team in goals (7) and assists (8) in 2020 … led team in goals with 11 in 2019 and assists (8) … led team with 12 assists in 2018 … recipient of the Ashley Dent Memorial Scholarship … named a 2017 ECNL “Player to watch” … had a team-best 10 assists in 2016.

 

Member of the 2019 United States Youth Futsal National Team … scored two goals, including the game winner, in 5-3 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires.

 

• AP Academy member

• Junior Marshal

• AP Scholar with Distinction

• Palmetto Scholar

• Honors Seal of Distinction

• World Language Seal of Distinction

• STEM Seal of Distinction

• AP Major Completion

• School of Health, Human and Public Services Major Completion

 

Member Charleston Young Life Campaigners

 

Personal: Kaleigh Emma Bosak … born April 14, 2004 in Baltimore, Md. … daughter of Greg and Sandy … father played baseball at Florida Atlantic, ’89 … mother was the intramural dodgeball champion at Villia Julie College, ’87 … two older sisters … Alyssa played soccer at Queens in Charlotte and graduated in 2021 … Gabby played soccer and lacrosse and graduated in 2021 from Pfeiffer.

 

 

ZOEY MIZE

Ooltewah, Tenn. | Baylor School Red Raiders

• 2021 Division II AA TSSAA State Runner-Up

• 2021 Division II AA TSSAA District Champions

• 2021 team was undefeated in district play.

• 2021 Division II AA All-East Region Team selection

• Led Baylor in 2021 with 15 goals and 17 assists

• Named a 2021 TSSAA State Tournament “Player to watch” by the Tennessean

• 2020 THSSCA All-State Soccer Team

• 2020 Division II AA All-East Region Team

• 2020 Rookie of the Year

• 2018 Gold Ball Award

• Tennessee State ODP Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

• Traveled to Holland in July 2017, playing in three international friendlies and scoring first international goal.

• Trained with AJAX professional team.

 

Played for the Chattanooga Red Wolves WPSL 2021 … Red Wolves won the 2021 WPSL Southeast Conference Championship.

• Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy/Knoxville Red 02 Chivas February 2021 – present

• Alabama FC ECNL, July 2019 – February 2021

• Chattanooga Football Club Academy ’00 Premier 2018-19.

 

Also played travel softball and was on the dance team during her elementary years.

 

• Baylor Student Athlete Advisory Council

• Erlanger Hospital VolunTeen

 

Personal: Zoey Ann Mize … born September 12, 2003 in Hamburg, Germany … daughter of Chad and Betsy Mize … has two younger siblings, Sophia and Thomas.

 

 

HANNAH OPIE

Murfreesboro, Tenn. | Stewart’s Creek High School Redhawks

• 2020 6-AAA District champions

• Three-time 6-AAA Region champions (2018, 2019, 2020)

• Team advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2018, 2019, 2020

• 2020 DNJ Player of the Year

• 2020 MVP for the Redhawks

• Three-time All-District First Team (2019, 2020, 2021)

• All-District Second Team in 2018

 

Played club ball for the Murfreesboro Strikers from 2018-21 … named 2019 MVP … team advanced to region championship in Round Rock, Texas.

 

• Member of HOSA

 

Personal: Hannah Rose Opie … born September 14, 2003 in Albany, Ga. … daughter of Nathan and Lindsay Opie … mother played golf for the University of Missouri … Oldest of six: Zeke, Lil, Dominic, MJ and Solomon.

 

 

CLAIRE PALYA

Knoxville, Tenn. | Hardin Valley Academy Hawks

• 2019 District 4-AAA champions

• 2018 District and Region 4-AAA runner-up

• Three-time All-State selection (2019, 2020, 2021)

• 2020 All-5star Preps Team

• 2020 All-Prepxtra Team

• 2021 All-District and All-Region selection

• Three-time All-District and All-Region First Team selection

 

Played club ball for FC Alliance ECNL 2017-22

 

• National Honors Society

• Student Ambassadors

 

Personal: Claire Elizabeth Palya … born November 25, 2003 in Baltimore, Md. … daughter of Candice and Paul Palya … mother played field hocker for College of Wooster … brother Benjamin who attends University of Iowa.

 

 

CAROLINE RICHVALSKY

Mount Pleasant, S.C. | Wando High School Warriors

• 2021 5A South Carolina State Champions

• 2020 season shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic

• 2019 5A Lower State Champions, State Semifinalists

• Started every season since freshman year for the Warriors

• Scored 15 goals and 10 assists in freshman season including the equalizer in the Lower State Championship, leading to Lower State title.

• Scored eight goals and four assists in season shorted due to COVID-19 pandemic…state tournament cancelled.

• Recorded 24 goals and 17 assists as a junior.

• Named to All-Region team.

 

Played club ball in the ECNL South Atlantic division.

 

• Honors classes

• Member of the Charleston Young Life Club and campaigners for four years.

Personal: Caroline Elizabeth Richvalsky … born July 28, 2004 in Charleston, S.C. … daughter of Damon and Heather Richvalsky … father played soccer at Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston … played in the NCAA Tournament three times, earned conference MVP and a two-time all-conference player … father played professionally with the Charleston Battery … has an older brother Thomas and twin brother Mikey.


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