Soccer welcomes five for the spring semester

SAN ANTONIO – Sixth-year UTSA soccer head coach Derek Pittman announced Monday, Jan. 8, that the Roadrunners will enter the 2024 spring practices with five new transfers joining the Roadrunners. UTSA will add three defenders, a midfielder and a forward with all five join UTSA from other Division I programs, including a pair from reigning AAC Champion Memphis. Getting started at UTSA this spring are Izzy Lane, Rylee Low, Lulie MacFarlane, Zoё May and Addi O’Kelley.

Head Coach Derek Pittman on the new additions
“It’s been a busy off-season thus far for our program and we are really excited to add these five talented players to our roster for this spring. We needed to address a few key positions on our roster as we prepare for the 2024 season and our staff did a fantastic job doing exactly that. Izzy and Lulie add dynamic personalities and goal scoring mentalities to our attacking group, while Zoë, Addi and Rylee will bring experience and toughness to our back line and midfield. Each of these young ladies are tremendous competitors with high character attributes that will fit in exceptionally well in our Championship Culture.”

Izzy Lane
Position: Forward
Hometown: London England
High school: Sir Thomas Fremantle School
Previous School: Delaware
Club team: Tottenham Hotspur Academy U21

Bio: Transfer forward from Delaware, where she made 17 appearances with seven starts last season, registering two goals, an assist and an .857 shot-on-goal percentage … also at UD, she was a member of the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team after leading the team with six assists during her freshman campaign … racked up 2,095 minutes in two seasons at UD … back home in England, she played in the Women’s Super League – one of the world’s top levels of women's soccer in the world … worked through the Milton Keynes Dons and Oxford United Regional Talent Centres, going on to play for Tottenham Hotspur Academy U21, making her debut in an exhibition against Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium … she scored a goal and had an assist in the Continental Cup against Watford … led the 2019 Oxford United U16 club to the semifinals of the FA Cup for its best finish …was a member of her high school’s handball, field hockey, cricket, track and field teams, as well as soccer, representing her school 100 times across the different sports … set the 100m record for her school at the Annual Sports Day.

Rylee Low
Position: Defender
Hometown: Midland, Texas
High school: Midland Legacy High School
Previous School: Tarleton State
Club team: Solar Soccer Club

Played her first two years at Tarleton State and started all 37 games in that span, coming to UTSA with 2,882 minutes of experience … scored four of her five career goals last season, topping Tarleton in goals and tying for a team high of eight points … logged 8-of-11 shots in 2023 on target for a .727 SOG% … joined the program’s inaugural roster at Tarleton as a freshman and scored the lone goal in the Texans’ first-ever program victory … attended Midland Legacy High School, where she was the team MVP in 2022, Offensive MVP in 2021, Defensive MVP in 2020 and Newcomer of the Year in 2019 … Named 2021 District 2-6A Midfielder of the Year, 2019 District 2-6A Co-Newcomer of the Year and was also named first team All-District in 2020 and 2022 … played basketball her freshman year and garnered All-District honorable mention.

Lulie MacFarlane
Position: Defender
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
High school: Burnaby Central Secondary
Previous School: Memphis
Club team: Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite REX,
Bio: Played her rookie season at Memphis and appeared in three games … attended Burnaby Central Secondary in British Columbia … a multi-sport athlete up until college, also ran track/cross country – in addition to ice hockey and skiing outside of school … helped her high school to a District win while scoring three goals in the British Columbia High School Provincial Tournament …holds the school record for fastest goals scored in a game with four goals in 19 minutes … selected to Team British Columbia for the 2022 Canadian Games, helping the team reach the semifinal match … has also spent time with Republic of Ireland U17 and U19 teams, called to U17 camp in Dublin (2021) and U19 in Limerick (2022) … qualified for Provincial Cross Country Championships in 2018 and 2022 and the Provincial Track and Field championship in 2019 … played club for the Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite REX and also spent time with Mountain United FC, FC Honka (Finland).

Zoё May
Position: Defender

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
High school: Immaculata High School
Previous School: Memphis
Club team: Ottawa South United PLSQ

Bio: Played in 23 matches with six starts in two seasons at Memphis … scored in her first collegiate game, netted the game-winning penalty kick in the 2022 AAC semifinal win over UCF and notched an assist last season in the win over Temple … earned a spot on the AAC All-Academic Team in 2022-23 … attended Ottawa’s Immaculata High School, where she represented the school in cross country, qualifying for the Provincial Championships in 2018 and 2019 … played her club soccer for Ottawa South United in the PLSQ Women’s League (2021-22) and Ottawa South United in the Provincial League (2020-21) … was selected for Team Ontario Provincial matches in 2019 and 2022.

Addi O’Kelley
Position: Midfielder 
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High school: Stephen F. Austin High School
Previous School: Cincinnati
Club team: Sting Austin ECNL

Attended Cincinnati during her freshman year … an early graduate from Stephen F. Austin High School for coach Jason Carnley, was a two-time District 26-6A Midfielder of the Year and two-time All-District 26-6A selection … was named the SFAHS offensive MVP in 2022 and scored more than 20 goals in her two seasons … delivered the game-winning assist to defeat Westwood for the 2022 Bi-District Championship … also ran track at Austin HS … played club for Sting Austin ECNL, helping the team to win the Showcase A Bracket at 2022 ECNL Nationals … participated in US Soccer Training Centers from 2016-2020 and in the Girls Academy Frontier Conference Top 30 Center… appeared twice on Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy Top 150 Class of 2023 and was named to the Top 35 in the Texas Conference in 2022.


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