FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2017
Discoveries Soccer Club is delighted to announce Eveleen Hahn, class of 2019 (01 Lady Gold Premier) has recently accepted a spot to play for the University of South Carolina Women’s Soccer Program. USC Women’s Soccer finished last season ranked #5 in the Final NSCAA Poll, losing 1-0 to #2 seed UNC in last year’s Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship. Hahn will play for Shelley Smith, the SEC Coach of the Year who has produced both national team and professional players during her career at USC. The Gamecocks were also honored to earn the NSCAA Region Staff of the Year this past season after leading South Carolina to a perfect record in SEC play. USC ended their season by earning the SEC league’s regular-season championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Eveleen and what she has accomplished. She’s a special talent and a real difference maker. She’s a strong personality and handles big situations very well. She can play anywhere on the pitch and USC have gotten themselves a real gem with Eveleen. Having a player be recruited by such a high profile university is a major accomplishment and Eveleen has broken through a glass ceiling for all of our girls program, as she has set an example for all of our girls to continue to set their sights high. Congratulations to Eveleen’s family and we are grateful that they have entrusted DSC to help her achieve her goals in soccer,” said Dave Carton, Executive Director.
“I am so happy for Eveleen and the Hahn family. Eveleen is a dynamic player with an incredibly high ceiling. I haven’t seen many players in the southeast who can compete at her level. She has aspirations of playing professionally and USC will be a perfect platform for her to show her talents. Eveleen has also opened the door for other DSC players to be recruited to top Div I programs. She stayed at DSC when she had opportunities to play at bigger clubs. But she chose to stay at DSC to get advanced training and remain with her friends. We are so happy her decision paid off for her, the 01 girls and the club. Over the next two years, we look forward to preparing other players on her team for a great college career,” said Coach Lou Pantuosco.
“We are so proud of Eveleen and very thankful for the role Discoveries has played in her soccer and personal life. Through the years, we have always been certain that Eveleen would not receive comparable training at any other club nor would she have been happier in any other environment and culture. That highest level of training and happiness that DSC has consistently provided have been the largest two factors in her reaching her goals as both a player and student-athlete,” said Steven Hahn, Eveleen’s father.
Eveleen helped her 01 Lady Gold team capture the SCYSA State Cup this past fall, while also gaining promotion to the R3PL Southern Premier League.