Middle Tennessee Soccer Adds Three More to 2022 Class

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – Middle Tennessee Soccer Head Coach Aston Rhoden announced on Friday the addition of three other key players to the 2022 Blue Raiders class, adding Taijah Fraser, Lebargy Manon and Jacqueline Reilly. The signatories are from Canada, France and Michigan.

Taijah Fraser
F | 5-4 | Brampton, Canada | St. Edmund Campion High School

Fraser, from Brampton, Canada, joins the Blue Raiders at St. Edmund Campion High School.

In addition to soccer, Fraser also competed in track and field, basketball during his junior season and was in dance in his sophomore year. Fraser helped his high school win a DPEAA basketball championship in 2017-18. She was also the 2017-18 DPEAA Boards 100-meter relay champion and 2017-18 DPEAA Boards 400-meter finalist. Academically, Fraser was named to the 2017-2018 St. Josephine Bakhita Honor Roll and the 2019-2020 St. Edmund Campion High School Honor Roll.

Fraser competed at the club level with the Toronto Blizzards from 2016-19, Erin Mills during the 2019 summer season and has currently played with Vaughan Soccer Club since 2019.

During the 2021 season, Fraser helped her team win an Ontario Reserve League 1 championship in 2021. Fraser was selected to compete in CONCACAF, as well as the Top 60 Girls Showcase of the FTF in Ontario and was a member of the 2020-21 Jamaican Women’s National Under-17 Team. In 2019, Fraser finished his team’s top scorer and finished in the top 3 of his league, helping his club win a 2019 GHSL League Cup championship, a 2019 U16 regional championship and a final of the 2019 Ontario U16 Cup. She was the 2018 U15 PHDL District League Cup champion and 2017 YRSL U15 Cup and League champion, as well as a member of the Ontario Provincial 03 soccer team. its first season in 2017.

Off the field, Fraser was DPCDSB’s dance champion in 2015-16, won first place in public speaking at St. Josephine Bakhita in 2014-15, and won the Brampton Citizen Award 2009.

While in Middle Tennessee, Fraser plans to major in pre-law.

“Taijah is a smart and creative striker who can play anywhere up front and in midfield,” said coach Rhoden. “She’s good at one-on-one and can unlock defenses with dribbling penetration and with her vision. Taijah will be a fun and exciting player to watch.”

Lebargy Manon
M | 5-6 | Lille, France | Jean Perrin High School

Manon, originally from Lille, France, joins the Blue Raiders from Lycée Jean Perrin.

In addition to her football career, Manon has also practiced handball, badminton, volleyball and table tennis. Manon graduated with honors from her high school.

Manon competed with the Lille Olympique Sporting Club (LOSC or Lille OSC) for six years. Manon has scored three goals in five games this season.

“Manon is a technical and creative attacking midfielder with exceptional ball retention abilities and the vision to break down compact defenses,” said coach Rhoden. “She is also very versatile and able to play as a striker. With her high level experience in France, she will be an asset for our young team.

Jacqueline Reilly
F | 5-7 | Okemos, Michigan | Okemos High School (University of Oakland)

Reilly, from Okemos, Mich., Joins the Blue Raiders in second year transfer after playing her freshman and sophomore seasons at Oakland University and after her career as a two-year laureate in high school Okemos.

In Oakland, Reilly appeared in 21 games and had 10 starts during his two-year career at Oakland. She scored three goals, including the game winner against Youngstown State in her first season, and a pair of eight-point assists for the Golden Grizzlies. Reilly was named her class representative on the board, which is the captains version of Oakland, as well as the team’s Student and Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) representative. Academically, Reilly maintained a perfect GPA of 4.0.

While at Okemos High School, Reilly played in 19 games, scoring 15 goals and distributing six assists in his second campaign. In the freshman, Reilly scored 10 goals and had seven assists. She was named to the 2018 Lansing State Journal Mid-Michigan High School Girls’ Dream Team, 2018 CAAC D1 All Conference Team, 2018 All District Team, All District Team regions of 2018, and was named with the Honorable Mention of the All-State Team as a sophomore. Her first year with the Chiefs, Reilly was named to the All-Conference team with honorable mention and the D1 All-District team. In class, Reilly received the 2017 and 2018 All-Academic Award and was a member of the National Honor Society from 2018 to 2020.

During her last two years in high school, Reilly competed with Michigan Hawks Soccer Club from 2018-2020. She also played for TNT Soccer Club from 2013-15 and Chill SBC Soccer Club from 2010-13.

Reilly plans to study English secondary education during his time as a Blue Raider.

“Jackie is a versatile forward with a nose for the goal,” said coach Rhoden. “She shoots well with both feet and is very good at getting others into the attack. Her ability to play in different positions will allow us to have more flexibility in our attack.”

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