SEC Champion and Charlotte Independence Academy product join the squad
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 5, 2022) – The Charlotte Independence USL W League team announced today the signing of forwards Taylor Barrineou and Eveleen Hahn. Barrineou is a sophomore at Lees-McRae College while Hahn is a junior at the University of South Carolina.
“Eveleen and Taylor are two exciting attacking additions to the roster,” Greg Ashton, General Manager of the Charlotte Independence USL W League Team said. “Eveleen is a forward who has been part of an extremely successful USC program. Her explosive speed and ability to get in behind the backline and create goal scoring opportunities will be fun to watch. Taylor has continued to grow in her role as an out-and-out striker. She led her college team in scoring and will bring the knack for scoring in big moments to the team this summer.”
Before going to college, Hahn was named the North Carolina State Female Player of the Year at Charlotte Catholic High School where she was also named a United Soccer Coaches All-American and a two-time All-State selection.
At South Carolina, Hahn was a part of the 2019 SEC Champions during her first collegiate season. After her freshman year, Hahn continued to be a mainstay for the Gamecocks up top being the second-highest goal scorer on the team in 2021 with four goals in 19 appearances.
“I am super excited to get started with the team this summer with both girls who I played with last summer and new members to the team,” Hahn said. “I am looking forward to playing with a variety of people from different schools, and working with the new head coach!”
In high school, Barrienou set the record for career goals and most goals in a single season at East Lincoln High School in Iron Station, North Carolina. She earned All-Conference and All-Region honors all throughout high school and was named to the All-State team twice. While previously playing with the Charlotte Independence’s Academy, Barrienou won the USYS Soccer State Championship and US National League in 2018.
Barrineou has become a consistent presence up top for the Bobcats in just two seasons. In her first collegiate year, Barrineou started in 10 games and scored one goal. Her second season, Barrineou earned All-Conference with six goals and two assists across 17 games played.
“I am thrilled to be able to play with former teammates and honored to represent my club team with USL this summer,” Barrineou said. “I look forward to continuing to push myself as I play alongside such talented players!”
The Charlotte Independence USL W League Team kicks off their inaugural season on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 PM (ET). The women will host Greenville Triumph SC at American Legion Memorial Stadium. To view the full schedule and purchase your season tickets, please visit www.charlotteindependence.com/2022-womens-usl-w-league-schedule/.