STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton soccer has added Power Five conference talent to its inaugural roster.
Head coach Pete Cuadrado announced the addition of senior defender Macie Witter out of University of Georgia on Friday.
Originally from Foothill Ranch, California, Witter will have two years to play two seasons for Tarleton.
She appeared in four games over the course of her three-year run in Athens, helping the Bulldogs notch three consecutive SEC Tournament appearances. During the 2021 campaign, Witter was a part of a Georgia squad that posted an 11-5-3 overall record – its best finish in 12 years. Witter, 5-3, saw action in three games as a freshman in 2019 and scored her first collegiate goal in a 4-0 victory over Binghamton.
Witter was a standout on the prep soccer scene in Orange County. She played two years of varsity soccer as a freshman and sophomore at Trabuco Hills High School, earning second team and first team all-league honors in respective seasons. Witter then played wide defender on the U.S. Developmental Academy Team with Orange County Surf.
She also ran two years of varsity cross country and track and field at Trabuco Hills HS. Witter garnered first team All-County accolades in cross country and was named Team MVP.
Witter excelled in the classroom while at Georgia. She was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was involved in The Georgia Way Ambassador program all three years. As a sophomore, Witter was selected to the university’s J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll. Witter then made the Dean’s List as a junior in 2021.
She intends a Master of Business Administration degree at Tarleton with a desired career in artificial intelligence.
The addition of Witter swells the Texans’ first recruiting class to 19 members. Cuadrado and assistant coach Rex Carrell publicized the signings of 16 players during the Initial Signing Date on Nov. 10.
Witter is the third transfer Tarleton has added, joining Jenaya Brown (Laramie County Community College), who was honored as a United Soccer Coaches Junior College All-American in November, and Macie Johnson (Stephen F. Austin).
Tarleton anticipates adding more players in the coming weeks to round out its roster. The Texans begin their debut Division I season in August.