Samarzich, Bosco, Crosetti Named to 2018 SEC Watch List

Posted at 1:50 PM, Aug 15, 2018

Three Kentucky women’s soccer players were named to the 2018 Southeastern Conference 2018 Preseason Watch List, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Redshirt senior Tanya Samarzich, junior Gina Crosetti and redshirt sophomore Marissa Bosco were all named to the honorary preseason list representing Kentucky. The names were voted upon by the coaches in the league.

After tearing her ACL at Florida State last season, Samarzich returns for her redshirt senior season in a Wildcat uniform as one of the best strikers in the conference. She scored three goals and had one assist last season in just five games of action before her season-ending injury. The Californian was UK’s leading goal scorer in 2016.

Crosetti, also a native of the Golden State, scored one goal and had one assist last season for the Wildcats. She is one of the hardest-working midfielders in the conference with a workrate that is unmatched around the country.

Bosco, a native of Illinois, is back healthy for the first time since the end of her freshman campaign in 2016 and eager to return to the field. A lightning rod in the Kentucky attack, Bosco scored multiple crucial and skilled goals in her freshman season before suffering an offseason injury that sidelined her for the entirety of the 2017 team. Bosco was so influential that even though she never played a minute last season, she was still a captain on Ian Carry’s first team at UK in 2017. 

UK opens the season on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET vs. SIUE live on the SEC Network+. The game is at the Bell Soccer Complex and tickets are available now through the UK Ticket Office.

2018 SEC Watch List


Abbie Boswell – Forward

Christina Maartensson – Midfielder

Taylor Morgan – Midfielder

Emma Welch – Midfielder

Casey Wertz – Forward


Stefani Doyle – Midfielder

Parker Goins – Forward

Taylor Malham – Forward

Haley VanFossen – Defender


Bri Folds – Forward/Midfielder

Sarah Le Beau – Goalkeeper

Alyssa Malonson – Forward/Midfielder


Parker Roberts – Midfielder

Deanne Rose – Forward

Rachelle Smith – Defender


Kayla Bruster – Defender

Caroline Chipman – Defender

Reagan Glisson – Forward

Sydney Shultis – Forward/Midfielder


Marissa Bosco – Forward

Gina Crosetti – Midfielder

Tanya Samarzich – Forward


Tinaya Alexander – Forward

Caroline Brockmeier – Goalkeeper

Lucy Parker – Defender

Chiara Ritchie-Williams – Defender

Alex Thomas – Forward

Ole Miss

Channing Foster – Forward/Midfielder

CeCe Kizer – Forward/Midfielder

Marnie Merritt – Goalkeeper

Mary Kate Smith – Defender

Mississippi State

Carly Mauldin – Midfielder

Brooke McKee – Forward

Courtney Robicheaux – Defender

MaKayla Waldner – Forward 


Bethany Coons – Forward/Midfielder

Anna Frick – Defender

Sarah Luebbert – Forward

South Carolina

Elexa Bahr – Forward

Grace Fisk – Defender

Mikayla Krzeczowski – Goalkeeper

Jackie Schaefer – Defender

Luciana Zullo – Forward


Anna Bialczak – Midfielder/Forward

Katie Cousins – Midfielder

Erin Gilroy – Forward/Midfielder

Maya Neal – Defender/Forward

Rylie O’Keefe – Midfielder/Defender

Khadija Shaw – Forward/Midfielder

Shae Yanez – Goalkeeper

Texas A&M

Emily Bates – Forward/Midfielder

Cosette Morché – Goalkeeper

Grace Piper – Midfielder

Kendall Ritchie – Defender

Ally Watt – Forward


Leila Azari – Forward

Grace Jackson – Midfielder

Myra Konte – Defender

Jackie Welch – Defender

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