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APSU Soccer Releases Five on National Signature Day – Clarksville Online – Clarksville News, Sports, Events & Information

APSU Soccer Releases Five on National Signature Day – Clarksville Online – Clarksville News, Sports, Events & Information

Clarksville, Tennessee Austin Peak State University (APSU) soccer coach Kim McGowan has announced the signing of five new students for the 2023-24 academic and athletic year.

“This class of 2023 is filled with amazing young student-athletes who I know will make a powerful impact on our program and the Austin Bay State University community,” said McGowan. “With every recruiting class, we are looking for great people and great footballers. I couldn’t be more happy to add this group to the team.”

McGowan’s signature category includes two midfielders (Vivien Burke and Haley Lindquist), two defenders (Alexis Schuster and Caroline Young) and one goalkeeper (Lauren Berry).

All five signers are also from the Midwest, with Schuster, Burke and Perry coming from Missouri, and Young and Lindquist coming from Ohio and Illinois, respectively.

Alexis Schuster | defender | Liberty High School

A defender from St. Louis, Missouri, Alexis Schuster was a first-team member of the 2022 Athletics Conference at Liberty High School after receiving his second All-GAC honors as a sophomore. I got a 4-2 All-District Division pick last season under coach Heidi Clijkamp.

Chester plays for St. Louis Scott Gallagher 05, coached by Sean Hewitt.

McGowan on Shuster… “Alexis is a strong defender with 1v1 ability. She is dangerous at free kicks with her left foot and can drive the ball a distance. Her hard work and execution is in line with the way we want to play.”

Vivian Burke | Midfielder | Webster Groves High School

A midfielder from St. Louis Missouri, Vivian Burke warmed up at Webster Groves High School under coach Matt Hurty.




Burke was an all-around first-team conference after her first and junior seasons and plays for St. Louis Scott Gallagher 05 alongside teammate Alexis Schuster.

Burke hails from a family of Division I footballers. H her sister, Isabel, plays at Missouri and another sister, Ava, plays at Lindenwood from 2017 to 21.

McGowan on Burke… “Viv brings visibility, distribution and aerial presence into the future midfield. When she gets the ball, she can play through the opponent’s backlines and set us up for success in the offensive third.”

Caroline Young | defender | New Albany High School

A defender from New Albany, Ohio, Caroline Young graduated at New Albany High School under head coach Jared Dombrowski, and plays for Ohio Premier Soccer and coach Willie Gage.

Young helped lead the Eagles to a second consecutive District Championship last season while also earning her honors in the second consecutive First Team Conference.

Young was named Conference Player of the Year and a All-State 2nd Team Selection by the Ohio Scholastic Football Coaches Association as a rookie.

McGowan on Young… “Caroline is another left-winger that we are excited to add to our line of defence. As an outside backer, she gets up and assists in attack while being a defensive tackle. Her speed will be a spark on the field.”

Lauren Berry | goalkeeper | Lee Qimma High School

Lee’s goalkeeper, Summit, Lauren Berry, spent her prep career at Lee’s Summit High School under head coach Dave Wiebenga.

After receiving second-team all-conference honors after her sophomore season, Perry was named All-Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and received all-conference first-team honors as a junior.

Berry, a multi-athlete, played for the LSHS girls’ basketball team, writing in her first season.

She also played for Kansas City Athletics 05 ENCL under head coach, Vasyl Ristof.

McGowan on Perry… “Lauren will be joining our goalkeepers union this fall. Her ability to hold shots in the penalty area is phenomenal at this level. She can also play from her feet to help us build our attack. I think she and Katie [Bahn] You will do a great job protecting Grid.”

Halle Lindquist | Midfielder | Burlington Central High School

Haley Lindquist, a quarterback from Elgin, Illinois, warmed up at Burlington High School under coach Jessica Arneson. Lindquist scored 10 goals in her second season, earned all-conference honors and led the Rockets to a sectoral victory.

Lindquist also leads the BGHS girls’ basketball team, which won the 2022 Class 3A Regional Championship.

Linguist plays for Chicago FC United and head coach is Sean Palacios. She helped lead Chicago United to the Illinois 18U State Cup title earlier this fall.

McGowan on Lindquist… “Haley is the absolute workhorse in midfield, and I am happy to add her to the squad. She can play anywhere in midfield, but she does an especially great job going forward and running. We will look forward to the creativity she adds.”

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For news and updates throughout the season, follow the Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team on Twitter and Instagram (GovsWSOC) and on Facebook (Austin Peay Women’s Soccer).

Also, be sure to check back at LetsGoPeay.com/sports/womens-soccer for all the news and stories throughout the season.



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