Meet the Freshmen: Forwards

Lindsey Morrison
By Lindsey Morrison
Assistant Director of Communications

NORMAN This fall, the Oklahoma soccer team is joined by 11 freshmen in Abigail Bancroft, Cameron Tharp, Chloe Bohanon, Hailey Davidson, Megan McClay, Jackie Stacy, Jasmine Richards, Lauren Tovy, Megan Reilly, Olivia Smith and Paige Thompson will join the Sooners in 2018. Ten of the 11 players hail from the state of Texas with one coming across the pond from England. 

“Each comes from a competitive club, coached by the best and having played in some of the best atmospheres," OU head coach Matt Potter said when the class signed in February. "We continue to find ‘our' type of players and kudos to the staff for identifying and bringing this current group to complement the returning players on the roster.  It will create competition for playing time, which always serves as a motivator.  Our challenge as a staff will be to blend the two groups without taking from the individual talents as we look to return to winning ways after the disappointment of last fall.  I believe this incoming class will be lively, skilled and their energy will be fun for all Sooner soccer fans to watch.”

SoonerSports.com will provide fans a quick introduction to these new Sooners, wrapping up today with the forwards. They will join the Sooners at their regular season opener on Thursday, Aug. 16, against Nebraska at 7 p.m. CT at the OU Soccer Complex.


Jazzy Richards

The Woodlands, Texas | The Woodlands High School | Texas Rush/Houston Dash | Forward

Why I chose Oklahoma:  I chose to go to Oklahoma because I enjoyed the environment and felt like it was the best fit for me academically and athletically. I loved the feeling I got when I stepped on campus for the first time and knew that Norman was the place that I wanted to be.

My favorite part of OU/Norman so far: The people

Something I’d like for Sooner fans to know about me: I am the youngest of 5

My biggest strengths as a soccer player: Knowledge about the game

Some areas I’d like to improve in as a soccer player: Individual battles

Major: Accounting

Hobbies and interests: Watching TV

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite song: Symphony No. 7 in D major, K. 45: II. Andante

Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill

Favorite movie: The Blind Side

Favorite ice cream: Birthday cake

Favorite professional team: Manchester United

Least favorite food: Salad

Hidden talent: Eating

Dream vacation: New Zealand

Pre-game superstition/ritual: None

Celebrity crush: Zac Efron

Favorite Professional athlete: Lionel Messi

Favorite sports to watch other than soccer: Football, hockey, lacrosse

Job I’d like outside of soccer: CEO


Lauren Tovy

McKinney, Texas | McKinney High School | FC Dallas DA | Forward

Why I chose Oklahoma: I loved it instantly. It has so much to offer academically and athletically and it feels like home here.

My favorite part of OU/Norman so far: My favorite part is all the great people I am meeting.

Something I’d like for Sooner fans to know about me: I love to travel.

My biggest strengths as a soccer player: My biggest strengths are my aggressiveness, speed, strength, and mind for the goal.

Some areas I’d like to improve in as a soccer player: Areas I am working on improving in are footwork and learning to adapt to how this team plays.

Major: Business undecided

Hobbies and interests: Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching Netflix, and being by the pool; Interests: Fashion and music.

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite song: I have a lot by Drake, Young Thug, and Ed Sheeran.

Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill, The Fosters, Shameless, or 90210.

Favorite movie: Endless love.

Favorite ice cream: Cookies and Cream

Favorite professional team: Chelsea

Least favorite food: Tuna

Hidden talent: I'm artistic

Dream vacation: Dubai

Pre-game superstition/ritual: Two jumps before the whistle of every game.

Celebrity crush: Devin Booker

Favorite Professional athlete: Alex Morgan

Favorite sports to watch other than soccer: Football and basketball.

Job I’d like outside of soccer: Fashion designer and store owner.

What are you most looking forward to in your four years at OU: Making memories I will remember forever.

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