|Posted February 8, 2012|
Signing Day: ThunderWolves add 2012 signees
Pack adds five signees for 2012.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Feb. 8, 2012) - The CSU-Pueblo women's soccer team added five signees on National Signing Day, head coach Janet Cassidy announced.
The Pack added four West Coast products in forwards Sarah Schorr (Fr., San Jose, Calif.), Amanda Jorgensen (Fr., Wailuku, Hawaii), midfielder Laikyn Koss (Fr., Riverside, Calif.), and goalkeeper Arianna Sisson (Fr., Huntington Beach, Calif.), and a defender with local ties in Pueblo South High School's Megan Garcia (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.).
Garcia, a three-time all-South Central League selection who is entering her senior season at Pueblo South High School, earned all-state honors as well last season with the Colts. The latest Pueblo South product to join the ThunderWolves, she will be reuinited with former teammates Brittany Kliesen (So., Pueblo, Colo.) and Morgan Purkey (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.).
"Megan is a very tenacious player," Pack coach Janet Cassidy said. "She uses her body and speed well to defend players and win the ball. She has great foot skills and can transition very well from defense to offense."
Schorr joins the ThunderWolves after a successful high school career at Willow Glen High School in San Jose, where she led the Rams' attack. Cassidy said Schorr brings a dynamic presence to the team.
"Sarah is a very smart, crafty player who can find the back of the net," Cassidy said. "She has great speed and abilities to beat players one-on-one, but is also very unpredictable and dangerous with the ball."
The 5-foot-8 Koss expected to play center midfield for the Pack, is a goal-scoring midfielder who has netted a total 25 goals in three seasons at Arlington High School in Riverside, Calif. She was named her team's offensive MVP twice and was named the Riverside County MVP as well as All-CIF in California.
"Laikyn is a very strong, tall and technical player," Cassidy said. "She will help our midfield out with her size and abilities to score with both her right and left feet. She has great footwork to get by players and superb vision to distribute and find players running on to the ball."
Sisson, the lone keeper of the group, was an All-Sunset League first-team selection at Mrina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. She will initially play behind all-region keeper, Savannah Thompson (Jr., Upland, Calif.) and may be groomed as the keeper of the future.
"Arianna has great size and goalkeeping abilities," Cassidy said. "She is aggressive and makes good decisions in the goal. Arianna is loud and controls the back line very well."
Rounding out the signees is Jorgensen, an all-Hawaii forward for the three-time league champion H.P. Baldwin Bears in Wailuku, Hawaii. A four-year starter, she logged 22 goals and 17 assists combined over her junior and senior seasons, with nine goals coming in just nine games during her senior campaign.
"Amanda has tremendous speed on the ball and will be an impact up top for us," Cassidy said. "She has great shooting abilities and foot skills."
Cassidy said The Class of 2012 should be huge pieces of the squad to make the team immediately competitive.
"I am honored to have these five recruits join our ThunderWolf family for Fall 2012, Cassidy said. "They will be joining a young, strong and technical team. They all have the potential to be starters. I believe they are the missing pieces to make our team compeitive in the RMAC."