Five new faces set to join Blue Raider soccer program
Student-athletes from Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and California set to arrive in 2010February 13, 2010 · Athletic Communications
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head soccer coach Aston Rhoden has announced the addition of five student-athletes to his roster for the upcoming 2010 campaign. The Blue Raiders welcome one player each from Tennessee, Oklahoma and California, and two from Texas.
"First I would like to thank my assistants Mike Baker and Debs Brereton as well as our returning players and the administration for all the efforts they placed in securing this excellent group of student-athletes," Rhoden said. "This is a very talented and versatile recruiting class. Our goal during this recruiting period was to increase the depth and versatility of our team without compromising the quality.
"All members of this class are coming from high caliber club and high school teams and a few have experience at the region and youth national team levels. The versatility of this class will allow us to maintain a high level of play over longer periods and play out of several different systems. Despite their youth, this will be an exciting group of players to watch develop over the next four years."
Maddie Harper " Defender " Richardson, Texas/J.J. Pearce HS/Solar '92 Club
2009 ESPN RISE Winter Girls' All-America Honorable Mention Team ... 2009 University Interscholastic League 4A state championship game MVP and all-tournament team as selected by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches ... Scored the game-winning goal in state championship game, leading her high school to its first state title and 26-1-2 record ... 2009 First Team All-Area and District 21-4A MVP by Dallas News ... 2007 and 2008 First Team All-District 21-4A ... Three-year varsity starter ... Participated with Region Pool Team ... Member of Solar Club since 2002, serving as captain since 2006 ... Club participated in USYS Region III Premier League West in 2008 and 2009 and was a member of the Red Bull National League from 2007 through 2009 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Named Geometry Student of the Year ... Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity
"Maddie is a very versatile defender who gets forward in the attack really well. She is a solid defender who reads the game extremely well and is capable of scoring from set pieces. Her awareness of when to get forward in the attack will give us more options."
Greta Jochmann " Midfielder/Forward " Knoxville, Tenn./Oak Ridge HS/FC Alliance '92 Club
2009 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American Team and All-South Region ... Member of 2009 East squad at THSSCA All-Star Game ... Selected as a 2009 all-state honoree by THSSCA and TACA ... 2009 First Team PrepXtra, Region 2-3A Offensive Player of the Year, All-Region 2-3A Team and District 3-3A MVP ... Scored 16 goals with 14 assists for 46 points in 2009 ... Named as a 2008 all-state choice by TSWA and TACA ... Earned 2008 First Team PrepXtra, All-Region 2-3A and All-District 3-3A Team honors ... Tabbed the 2008 District 3-3A Midfielder of the Year accolade ... Garnered all-tournament honors at the 2008 Katie Hunter Invitational ... Tallied seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 2008 ... Served as the team captain her junior and senior years ... Collected all-state honors in 2006 ... Played at The Webb School as a freshman before transferring ... Member of the Tennessee ODP Team for five years and Region III Camp for three years ... Club team won state championships from 2005-09 and was a regional quarterfinalist in 2009 ... Club Team has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the state, No. 17 in Region III and No. 20 nationally ... Also played basketball and lacrosse and ran track
"Greta comes to us as a proven winner at the club and high school levels. She is a very technical player with keen tactical awareness. Greta's vision and her ability to score goals will be an asset to our team."
Morgan Jones " Defender/Midfielder " Tulsa, Okla./Jenks HS/Hurricane Futball '92 Club
A three-year varsity member ... School's leading scorer in 2008 with nine goals ... Helped lead school to 2009 state championship, where it won the last three games by a combined 6-0 score ... Club team member for eight years, winning two state titles and attending four regional tournaments ... Served as vice president of the Native American Club and the Sign Language Club ... Earned a spot on the Principal's Honor Roll ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Junior Honor Society in 2006 and 2007 ... Active with Young Life and Drug Free Youth ... Also a member of the Pre-Med Society, Earth Club and Spirit Committee ... Also played softball "Morgan is a very versatile player who can play anywhere on the field. She is a very technical player with good pace. Morgan is a very capable goal scorer and will provide us with several different attacking options and depth in many positions."
Jessika Oseguera " Midfielder/Forward " Bellflower, Calif./Mayfair HS/Cypress Elite Club
Named to the 2009 Second Team All-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section by the SoCal Soccer Coaches Association ... Earned 2009 Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team accolades ... Selected as the 2009 Suburban League Offensive MVP and to its First Team ... Tabbed as her high school's Most Offensive Player ... Chosen as the Best Newcomer in 2007 ... Nominated for the City of Lakewood (Calif.) Hall of Fame ... Garnered Scholar-Athlete honors ... Club team played in the U16 Premier League in 2008 and 2009 ... Squad was the 2007 and 2008 Silver Elite Champion ... Club team participated in the 2008 Nomads Coaches Showcase
"Jessika is a very creative player and can unlock defenses with her passing and dribbling abilities. She has a knack of scoring key goals in big games and will be a fun player to watch."
Lindsey Sisco " Goalkeeper " Midlothian, Texas/Midlothian HS/Polaris '92 SC Club
Named to the 2009 All-District 16-4A First Team ... Tabbed as a 2008 Honorable Mention All-District 16-4A member ... Served as the team captain in 2009 and 2010 ... Garnered four varsity letters ... Started for her high school team since 2007 ... Her high school team was a University Interscholastic League regional quarterfinalist in 2008 and 2009 and regional semifinalist in 2007 ... Elected captain for her club team from 2006 through 2008 ... Club team finished third at the 2009 Region III Premier League Tournament ... Previous club, D'Feeters '92, won the 2008 The Score at Greensboro Showcase ... Nominated as a 2008 and 2009 National Society of High School Scholar ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Junior Honor Society ... Earned a spot on the A/B Honor Roll throughout high school and will graduate in the top 10 percent of her class
"Lindsey is a very technical and hard-nosed keeper. She commands her box very well and is a good shot stopper. Lindsey will certainly make our goalkeeping position even stronger this year."
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