The class also features seven Californians, five Bay Area products, three members of the U.S. under-18 player pool, and the reigning California player of the year.
The Stanford women's soccer class of 2017: Stephanie Amack (Pleasanton), Maddie Bauer (Newport Beach), Jane Campbell (Kennesaw, Ga.), Siobhan Cox (Los Altos Hills), Nathalie Marie (Berkeley), Carly Olszewski (Upland), Megan Turner (Danville), and Ryan Walker-Hartshorn (Oakland).
The class will strengthen a program coming off its fifth consecutive NCAA College Cup appearance and fourth consecutive Pac-12 Conference championship.
"We are very excited to announce the addition of eight exceptional student-athletes to our program," Ratcliffe said. "They all have unique qualities which will help rebuild our team after graduating a strong senior class in 2012."
The Cardinal returns six starters and 19 players from a team that went 21-2-1, extended its conference winning streak to 42 and its home unbeaten streak to 67. Stanford loses senior All-Americans Alina Garciadmendez, Mariah Nogueira, and Rachel Quon, but returns 2011 All-America goalkeeper Emily Oliver, as well as regulars in defense, midfield, and all of its starting forwards.