Soccer signees stockpile senior season accomplishments

Domestic players close pre-MT careers on high notes

July 12, 2012 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – As high school and club careers come to a close, the 2012 Middle Tennessee soccer signees have accumulated a plethora of awards during their respective senior campaigns in preparation for the start of their Blue Raider tenures this fall.

“I am very happy with how each of these players concluded their high school and club careers on a high note,” said MT head coach Aston Rhoden. “It demonstrates a commitment to the sport and themselves to have such a large list of accomplishments, even after they signed with us back in February. I couldn’t be more excited to get them on campus and begin preseason practice at the end of the month.”

Kelsey Brouwer (Franklin, Tenn./Centennial HS) was named an ESPNHS All-Tennessee All-Star and received the 2012 Southern Regionals Golden Glove Award after guiding her club program, Brentwood Premier, to the Region III title and a berth in the upcoming National Championships (July 25-29 in Rock Hill, S.C.). She also was the winner of Brentwood Soccer Club’s Vicki Sanford Award, helping guide the club to its Premier League and Tennessee state titles. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, earning an Academic Excellence Award. She also was presented with a Williamson County Honors Diploma.

Tori Hawkins (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel HS) joined Brouwer on the Southern Regionals championship squad and was selected as the U18 MVP during the tournament. She also was an ESPNHS All-Tennessee All-Star. She tallied 11 goals and added six assists as a senior. In addition, she was a member of the 2012 state championship 4x400-meter relay team. She graduated as the class Valedictorian.

Brianna Jasenak (Yorktown, Va./Tabb HS) concluded her career as the 2012 Daily Press Female High School Athlete of the Year and an All-Virginia First Team choice. She earned Region I First Team honors and team MVP accolades after netting 30 goals and adding 10 assists. Throughout her four years, she scored 90 goals and was picked as her high school’s 2012 Female Student-Athlete of the Year and to the All-Bay Rivers District First Team. She led the team to the 2012 regional title and a berth in the 2A state tournament. Her honors did not stop on the soccer field, as she was picked to the Harrow Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Region All-American First Team. The first team field hockey plaudits continued with recognition on the all-state, all-region and all-district squads after leading her high school to four consecutive state crowns. She graduated with a 3.55 GPA.

Emily Jorgenson (Overland Park, Kan./East HS) netted the game-winning goal in overtime in the 2012 state championship game, clinching a perfect 21-0 record her senior campaign. Her high school team finished the season ranked No. 1 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 4 by ESPN in the final national polls, winning three state titles in the last four years. She was selected as a 6A KSCA All-State First Team honoree and to the all-region squad. She was a member of the All A Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school career.

Taylor Kirk (Olathe, Kan./Northwest HS) received MVP accolades for defense and was picked to the 2012 All-Sunflower League Honorable Mention squad. The NSCAA presented her with a Senior Excellence Award and she was nominated for the Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete of the Year. She garnered a Top 10% Award from her high school for graduating with a 4.41 GPA on a 4.0 scale and was a member of her high school team that won the Kansas 6A Northeast Regional Sportsmanship Award.

Ashley Roth (Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden HS) won the Region III Premier League crown with her club program (FC Alliance ’95). The squad was also a state finalist in 2012.

Grace Summers (Carrollton, Texas/Prince of Peace Christian School) was picked as an all-state, all-district tournament and all-district first team selection in 2012. She served as her team's captain, while leading the squad in goals and assists.

Kristina Turner (Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City HS) joined Roth on the Region III Premier League championship team. For her high school squad, Turner was picked to the all-region and all-district first teams after finishing her career with 23 goals and a school-record 24 assists, including 13 as a senior. She served as the team captain.

The eight players will join the rest of the signees and Blue Raider returners for the start of official practice August 1 in preparation for the team’s exhibition opener, August 10 at home against Mercer.

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