PUEBLO, Colo. (February 12, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer Head Coach Sierra Cardenas announced the addition of eight student-athletes that have chosen to continue their athletic and academic careers as members of the Pack.
Seven of the eight signees are Colorado-products including one from Germany. Each new member of the Pack has numerous years on the pitch and will make an immediate impact in the fall.
The first pair of athletes coming to the Pack are sisters Emily Brey (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Julianne Brey (Fort Collins, Colo.).
Emily Brey is a three-year varsity starter from Fossil Ridge HS where she played the center midfield position.
Julianne Brey played forward at FSRHS and along with Emily competed for Arsenal Colorado Academy '00 Club Team for head coach Dave Schaffer.
The third addition to the ThunderWolves roster is Erin Gibson (Westminster, Colo.). Gibson attends Legacy HS.
Summer Hatch (Elizabeth, Colo.) scored 52 goals and 31 assists in three seasons at Elizabeth HS. She is a two-time first team all conference selection and named academic honorable mention in 2017. The 5-foot-3 forward finished second in the league in scoring and broke EHS record for career goals scored.
The Germany-product, Gabrielle Janes (Ramstein, AE) led Ramstein HS to a No. 2 ranking in Europe and played for Pride Club Team and head coach Craig Decker. The club team finished second at the Pride of the Rockies Tournament.
Pueblo-product Victoria Mitrick attends Centennial HS where she tallied 35 goals and 20 assists in 48 games played. Mitrick is a two-time second team all-conference pick and helped guide the Bulldogs to three league titles.
Porsche Nieto (Thornton, Colo.) is a four-year starter at Mountain Range HS. She was named all-conference honorable mention and is a first team all-state all academic pick in 2017.
Nieto played alongside Gibson on the Colorado Storm North Club Team under head coach Jeff Carroll. She earned team captain and was named team female MVP and Player of the Year.
Lindsay Thornock (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored 5 goals and 10 assists in 32 games played at Doherty HS. The 5-foot-9 midfielder is a three-time Academic All-State selection, two-time Metro League All-Star, and earned all-area honorable mention in 2016.
Thornock helped lead the Spartans to a league title and an appearance in the Sweet 16. She played for Pride Predators '99-'00 Club Team for head coach Kristie Braunston.
The new Pack members will arrive to campus in August.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.