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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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TCU soccer has a common goal this season: winning the conference championship

The Horned Frogs are poised to kick off their 12th season with 12 new faces on the roster.
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TCU vs Santa Clara soccer at the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Complex in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2022 (Photo by/Gregg Ellman)

Four transfers and eight freshmen are expected to power the Frogs this season, who ranked No. 9 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.

Transfers:

  • Midfielder- Jennomie Immethun was previously at Loyola Marymount where she appeared in all 17 matches, started in 15 and playing 1,190 minutes with two goals scored.
  • Forward- Sandra Jakobsen spent her last three seasons at Central Methodist University, starting in 63 of her 65 games played in which she tallied 37 career goals and 41 assists.
  • Maddie Mooney was previously at Notre Dame and helped accumulate 15 shutouts and totaled 500 minutes in two years.
  • Midfielder- Petie Nassetta spend the last four seasons at Bucknell where she started 54 of 64 games, playing almost 5,000 minutes and helping lead Bucknell to two conference championships.

Freshman:

  • Sasha Carbone- Chattanooga, Tennesse
  • Gabbi Cebellos- San Antonio, Texas
  • Katrina Chong – Beverly Hills, California
  • Brooke Conover – Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • Bella Diorio – Winnetka, Illinois
  • Landen Matthews – Mountain View, California

They’re expected to help fill the void left by the loss of forward Messiah Bright and midfielder Chaylyn Hubbard.

Bright was the 21st overall pick to the Orlando Pride in the 2023 NWSL Draft and a key offensive contributor for TCU. During her time as a Horned Frog, Bright scored the most goals (50) and 17 assists in 102 games played, all of which were starts.

Orlando Pride forward Messiah Bright (23) plays during an NWSL soccer match against the Portland Thorns FC, Sunday, March 26, 2023, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) (AP)

Hubbard played started in all 24 of the games she played, joining a select group of four to do so. She also played 110 minutes in the Big 12 Tournament championship game against West Virginia (Nov.6) and is now headed to Iceland to play for HK Kopavogur.

Luckily for the Frogs, they return 51% of points scored. The Frogs led the Big 12 in points per game last year and had 44 total assists. The duo that accounted for a significant amount of the assists: Gracie Brian and Seven Castain, who tied for the team lead with four assist each.

  • Midfielder- Petie Nassetta spent the last four seasons at Bucknell where she started 54 of 64 games, played almost 5,000 minutes and helped lead Bucknell to two conference championships.

Freshmen:

  • Sasha Carbone- Chattanooga, Tennesse
  • Gabbi Cebellos- San Antonio, Texas
  • Katrina Chong – Beverly Hills, California
  • Brooke Conover – Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • Bella Diorio – Winnetka, Illinois
  • Landen Matthews – Mountain View, California

The Frogs also held onto midfielder Gracie Brian and forward Skylar Heinrich for a fifth season that was granted because of the shortened COVID-19 year.

Brian has been at TCU all four years. Last season, she played in and started 20 games, was named to the 2022 United Soccer Coaches 1st-team All-Midwest Region and scored 7 goals. Heinrich spent two seasons at Creighton before making the move to TCU. Last season she played in 11 games and totaled 264 minutes.

On Thursday night, the Horned Frogs will take Garvey-Rosenthal field for the first time this season, taking on the SMU Mustangs in their first non-conference game.

SMU currently holds a 28-4-3 series lead against the Horned Frogs, but TCU is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings versus the Mustangs.

Last season, SMU was able to finish their 2022 season 10-4-5 and ended the season with a trip to play for the AAC Conference Tournament Championship against Memphis, losing 1-0 in overtime.

However, the Mustangs struggled to reach the win column on the road, going 3-1-4. They also ended all three non-conference games in a draw.

These two teams will go head-to-head in a season opener at Garvey Rosenthal Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 P.M and is televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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