Soccer signing class ranked No. 13 by Top Drawer

Feb. 12, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. – With National Signing Day complete and the spring schedule set to kick off this weekend, Auburn’s newest signing class was recognized as the 13th-best class in the country by

“We are very excited about our 2014 class being ranked so high by Top Drawer Soccer,” Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said. “We are thrilled about this group and think that they will have a huge impact on the future success of our program.”

Along with the Tigers, five other SEC schools made the top-20 rankings by the popular soccer website. LSU was the highest ranked SEC school at No. 7, followed by Texas A&M (8), Georgia (10), Tennessee (11), Auburn (13), South Carolina (15). Stanford came in with the top-ranked class in the nation.

Signing with Auburn: are goalkeeper Sarah Le Beau (Crystal Lake, Ill. / ); defenders Nicole Niro (Barrington, Ill. / Barrington High School); midfielders Katie Grunder (Bellbrook, Ohio / Archbishop Alter High School) and Courtney Schell (St. Augustine, Fla. / Bartram Trail High School); and forwards Hannah Alspach (Denton, Texas / Denton Guyer High School), Kristen Dodson (Aurora, Ill. / Waubonsie Valley High School), Kellsie Gleason (Adelanto, Calif. / Serrano High School), Sydney Lurie (Johns Creek, Ga. / Johns Creek High School), and Maddie Coats (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland Preparatory School).

To read more about each of Auburn's nine signees, click here.

For the complete report, click here.

The Tigers will play their first spring game this Saturday at 4 p.m. as they host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at the Auburn Soccer Complex.

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