|Posted February 10, 2009|
Pack women's soccer adds 10 for 2009
PUEBLO, Colo. - The CSU-Pueblo women's soccer Class of 2009 now boasts ten student-athletes, coach Dave Morris announced.
Five student-athletes were added to the Pack's 2009 roster on National Signing Day, Feb. 4, with tfour additional signings coming over the previous week.
The ThunderWolves' nine new additions came from all over the southwest - two from Colorado, three from Texas, and one New Mexico product, as well as junior college products from Washington and Iowa. The Pack also added one athlete from Maryland.
"We're really excited about our 2009 class," Morris said. "We still have a couple of student-athletes that we're talking to, but we feel like we've brought people in who can contribute right away in the attack, in midfield, and in defense as well as in the classroom and in our community."
"To get a great student-athlete like Morgan from South is great for us and for Pueblo. Avila Garcia is a tremendous player and the kind of person who energizes whatever group she's involved in. Kacy George is one of the most dynamic and powerful strikers in Texas, and she can be a great goal scorer in the RMAC. Esther Villa is the kind of player that coaches are always complaining doesn't exist in college soccer - she's a brilliant passer and creative midfielder - and a strong student and leader. Sienna Myers was a last minute commitment - she's athletic and has a lot of potential, and she's another outstanding student as well."
"Brittani Montgomery is a quick, talented, and physical striker as well as a strong student. Leanne Carberry is a terrific transfer student - she's smart, athletic, talented, and ambitious. Rachael Collins is another great transfer student, another Oregon kid who's good on the ball, has some speed and understands the game."
"Eliza is a tough and athletic midfielder who brings composure on the ball and the ability to drive the ball from distance as well as solid defensive instincts. She's also a great fit at a personal level."
"Danielle is the kind of proven goal scorer and tough competitor that we have been looking to bring to CSU-Pueblo. She can do the business in the attack and also has a tremendous work-rate tracking back. We look forward to her dynamic play opening things up for herself and her teammates."
Avila Garcia, defender, Los Lunas (NM)
Avi was named to the New Mexico 5A Girls All-State team this past fall, as she helped Los Lunas to their first state tournament berth since 2004.
Kacy George, forward, Lubbock (TX)
Earned all-district honors as a sophomore and junior (Texas high schools play soccer during the winter, so she is in mid-season right now with Lubbock). Kacy is one of the most powerful and explosive finishers in west Texas.
Sienna Myers, forward, Eaglecrest (CO)
An attacking player for Eaglecrest who impressed the CSU-Pueblo staff last spring, Sienna plays club soccer for Broomfield Blast.
Morgan Purkey, midfielder, Pueblo
The 2008 All-SCL midfielder is the latest Pueblo South product to join the ThunderWolves.
Esther Villa, midfielder, El Paso Socorro (TX)
An all-district midfielder for the pre-season #1 team in El Paso, Esther is a creative midfielder who can serve with power and touch on her left foot.
Brittani Montgomery, forward, El Paso Franklin (TX) HS. An all-district forward for perennial El Paso powerhouse Franklin HS, Brittani is also a sprint standout in track.
Leanne Carberry, forward, Cornell (IA) College. Two-time IIAC All-Conference forward scored 25 goals and 9 assists with the D3 Rams, the Bear Creek HS grad returns to Colorado bringing speed and athleticism to the Pack.
Rachael Collins, defender, Treasure Valley CC. The NWAACC All-Star anchored the TVCC defense and also added four goals from her center back position.
Eliza Burk, midfielder, Harford (MD) Community College. Burk was named Division I All-Region XX, Divison I Region XX All-Tournament and Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO) Second-Team All-Conference this season at Harford CC.
Danielle Blevins, forward, Iowa Western CC. Danielle was an NJCAA Division I All-American in 2007 with 26 goals and 15 assists as IWCC lost in the NJCAA National Championship match. In 2006, she had 39 goals and 24 assists at Johnson County (KS) Community College.