TCU Soccer Inks Five To National Letters Of Intent
Feb. 2, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU women's soccer associate head coach Blake Amos announced the signing of five high schoolers to National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The five join Lauren Pope, Meghan Ingram and Erna Sigurdardottir, who joined the Horned Frogs in January. The signing class includes four players from the Metroplex, while the other member is also from Texas.
Among the five signees are two from Arlington, Caroline Starns and Kenlyn (K.D.)Waters, both of Arlington High, Courtney Brill of Plano West High School, Sara Schneider of Robert E. Lee High in Midland and Ashley Scott of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson.
"The January signees combined with these five new players easily makes this the best recruiting class in TCU soccer history," commented Amos.
Brill comes from a soccer family, as both of her sisters have played Division I soccer. Her sister Allison is a member of the SMU Mustangs while her other sister, Kelan, was a four-year player at Creighton University. She was a member of the 9-5A state champion soccer team in 2002 as a starting midfielder and helped lead her team to the 9-5A Regional finals in 2003. She was voted Shepton High Schools Most Athletic Girl in 2002 and 2003 before transferring to Plano West. She has eight years of club experience with the Dallas Texans soccer club.
"Courtney is a strong leader through both her experience and ability," remarked Amos. "Courtney can help us at various positions, both in the midfield and at the defensive end."
Schneider has been a four-year star at Robert E. Lee High, earning first-team all-district honors in 2003 and 2004. She was the team's Defensive MVP in 2004. She helped lead the squad to the Region III semi-finals in 2002. She was also a starter for the `86 ODP team that was a National Championship finalist this past spring.
"Sarah is an extremely tough defender whose tireless work ethic will make her a key part of our team," commented Amos.
Scott is an all-district defender for head coach Oscar Borgarella. She missed her junior season with a torn ACL, but has recovered and has been named team captain for the 2005 squad at J.J. Pearce High School. Along with her success at the high school level, Scott has been a member of the Sting `87 club team. She helped lead the Sting to the State Cup Championship in 1999 and 2001-03.
"Her ability, athleticism and knowledge of the game give her the tools she needs to explode at the collegiate level," said Amos.
Starns is a three-time first-team all-district performer at Arlington High. She was named the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and earned Midfielder of the District honors as a junior. She has been an Olympic Development Program Region III regional team player for the past three seasons. Both of her sisters have played Division I soccer, one at Stephen F. Austin and the other was a captain for Texas A&M.
"Caroline will make an immediate impact in our midfield next year," commented Amos. "She has the ability to be a great leader for TCU in the future."
Waters was the District 6-5A Defender of the Year in 2004. She also was selected the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and earned Arlington-area first team honors. She was the team MVP as a junior.
"I think K.D. is one of the strongest defenders in North Texas," remarked Amos. "Her ability to take free kicks makes her a scoring threat as well."
All five will be freshmen at TCU in the fall.