Incoming Forward Reed Enhances Blue Demon Attack
Aug. 6, 2014
CHICAGO - DePaul will be more dangerous this season in the attacking third with the addition of women's soccer standout Abby Reed.
Reed is the high-scoring sophomore forward who transferred in from Indiana State after leading the Sycamores in goals with 10 and points with 22 last season as a freshman.
She was named to the NSCAA Great Lakes Region Third Team and was All-Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) First Team. Reed was also selected for the MVC All-Freshman Team and the MVC All-Tournament Team.
Included in her two game-winning goals last season was the golden goal against Drake in the regular-season finale that locked up the No. 2 seed in the MVC tournament.
In addition to setting an Indiana State single-season record with those 10 goals, Reed took 45 shots last year with 25 shots on frame for a sparkling .556 shots-on-goal percentage.
"Abby is a true goal scorer and had a great freshman year scoring 10 goals," said DePaul coach Erin Chastain. "Anytime a freshman is scoring 10 goals, it's pretty impressive.
"Abby has a lot of pace, a tremendous work rate, and a nose for the goal. She will make an immediate impact at DePaul and add a wonderful presence to our forward line.
"I recruited Abby out of high school and was very excited when we had the chance to add her to our program for her remaining three years of eligibility."
At Rockford Boylan, Reed scored 113 goals and recorded 30 assists in her career. She was chosen Chicago Tribune All-State First Team after her junior season when she finished with 37 goals and nine assists. Reed was an NSCAA All-Midwest selection her senior year and a two-time, coaches' association All-State honoree.
The Blue Demons are hoping Reed will form a potent one-two scoring punch with junior Elise Wyatt who led DePaul last season with seven goals, four assists, 18 points and four game-winning goals.