Greenville, S.C. -- Prep standouts Carlie Couch, Dougie Dingess and Delaney Sheehan are set to join the Furman women's soccer program in the fall of 2013, it was announced by Paladin head coach Andrew Burr on Wednesday.
"We are excited about our 2013 class as they will represent Furman well both on and off the field," said Burr. "We had a successful 2012 season and this new group will only strengthen us for next fall."
Couch, who has netted 100 goals in her first three seasons for Tift County High School, was named to the 2012 Georgia High School All-Star team as a junior and propelled club side SSA Central '94 Elite to the 2012 Georgia State Cup. The speedy forward is a three-time Region 1-AAAAA selection.
Dingess, the sister of Furman football wide receiver David Dingess, led Ensworth High School to four consecutive state playoff appearances while ranking second on her team in both goals and assists. The Nashville, Tenn., native helped the Clearwater Chargers to the Disney Showcase Premier Division title and a sixth place finish in Region III this past season.
Sheehan, a midfielder and four-star rated recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, garnered 2011 and 2012 NSCAA All-America honors. Following her junior season in 2012, the Mandeville, La., native was named ESPN Rise Gatorade and NSCAA Louisiana Player of the Year.
The 2013 Paladins are set to return 10 starters from a squad that posted a 16-3-3 overall record, 7-2-2 Southern Conference mark and advanced to the league tournament championship match in 2012.
Signee Pos. Ht. Hometown Previous School Club Team
Carlie Couch F 5-4 Tifton, Ga. Tift County H.S. SSA Central '94 Elite
Dougie Dingess F/MF 5-8 Nashville, Tenn. Ensworth H.S. Clearwater Chargers
Delaney Sheehan MF 5-4 Mandeville, La. Mandeville H.S. Chicago Fire Juniors (La.)
Projected graduate of Tift County High School... Enters her senior season with 100 career goals and 29 assists for Tift County... A three-time all-region selection who tallied 43 goals as a junior while being named to the 2012 Georgia High School All-Star Team... Led her team to three consecutive playoff appearances, including a Region 1-AAAAA title and state quarterfinals berth as a freshman when she netted 29 goals en route to earning region player of the year honors... Team captain for Region III Premier League club SSA Central '94 Elite... Scored a team-high seven goals to pace SSA Central '94 Elite to the 2012 Georgia State Cup title... Paced her club with 10 goals and four assists in Region III Premier League play during the fall of 2012... Also lettered in basketball, cross country and track... Earned all-region honors in cross country as a freshman.
Projected graduate of Ensworth High School... Four-year letterwinner who guided Ensworth to four consecutive state playoff appearances... A two-time all-region selection.. Ranked second on her squad in goals and assists as a junior and senior... Earned NSCAA National Player of the Week honors in September 2012... Played club soccer for the Clearwater Chargers... Helped her club to the 2012 Disney Soccer Showcase Premier Division championship and a sixth place finish in Region III... Previously played for Brentwood Soccer Club, leading her team in scoring three consecutive seasons... Also lettered in basketball, lacrosse, swimming and cross country... Claimed basketball state title as a freshman... Brother, David Dingess, plays wide receiver for the Furman football team.
Projected graduate of Mandeville High School... A 2011 and 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American... Rated a four-star recruit and No. 13 player in the South Region by Top Drawer Soccer... Named 2012 ESPN Rise Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year and NSCAA High School State Player of the Year as a junior... A three-time Division 1-5A All-State selection, all-metro and all-district pick... Has tallied 200 career goals while leading Mandeville to four consecutive state playoff berths... Sheehan has netted a school record 55 goals this season after scoring 45 goals and adding a school record 40 assists as a junior in 2012... Garnered ESPN Rise Winter All-Star honors as a sophomore in 2011 after tallying 49 goals... Plays club soccer for Chicago Fire Juniors of Louisiana... Paced her club to the U-17 state title and regional quarterfinals berth in 2012 while leading the squad in scoring... Also lettered in tennis and volleyball.