Eight Briar Woods girls’ soccer players committed to play at the collegiate level last week (David Reid/Courtesy of Briar Woods)

After serving as the core for the best season in Briar Woods’ girls’ soccer history, leading the Falcons to the Virginia AA Region II championship and a state title game appearance, eight seniors finalized their plans to play college soccer last week.

The following players committed or signed to play at the next level:
(Top row from left to right)
D/MF Kira Warner – Christopher Newport (Intended major: science)
Scored one goal last season.

F/MF/D Alexis Haycraft – Christopher Newport (Intended major: English)
Recorded five goals and two assists last season.

MF Elizabeth Reid – McDaniel College (Intended major: Political Science)
Tallied five goals and one assist last season.

Briana Kulisch – Stetson University

(Bottom row from left to right):
MF/D Carly Melkus – Christopher Newport (Intended major: Neuroscience)
Had five goals and five assists last season.

GK Tori Riopelle -Rensselaer Polytechnic (Intended major: Engineering)
Recorded 103 saves last season.

F McKensey Zeigler – Radford University (Intended major: Elementary Education)
Recorded a team-high 14 goals and four assists last season.

F Emma Quirk – Virginia Military Institute (Intended major: English with minor in Arabic)
Tallied 10 goals and seven assists last season.

Check out other photos from National Signing Day ceremonies around the area this month: