Feb. 7, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU head soccer coach Dan Abdalla announced Wednesday a list of nine student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent to attend TCU. The talented class will begin competition at the start the 2007 season.
"I'm really excited about this group of players and have no question they will raise the bar for TCU Soccer," Abdalla said. "Not only are these players extremely talented on the field with an amazing amount of experience at the highest level, but the chemistry of this group is truly special."
The nine signees hail from five states, including California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.
"The players chose TCU on what they saw as the potential to win championships, the Fort Worth area, TCU's academic excellence, the beautiful campus, our great soccer facility and the commitment our administration has made to these student-athletes," continued Abdalla. "All of those factors played a role in the addition of such a fine group of young women. The only tough part now is waiting until August to get them all here on campus."
Inking with the Horned Frogs were Chelsea Cody (Putnam City HS) and Kaylie Garcia (Putnam City North HS) of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jenna Hayes of Longmont, Colo. (Niwot HS), Tara Magdos (Sierra Vista HS) and Cheryl Martin (Spring Valley HS) of Las Vegas, Bree Marshall of Monument, Colo. (Lewis Palmer HS), Julia Slater of Richardson, Texas (Plano East HS), Katie Taylor of Escondido, Calif. (Mission Hills HS) and Jackie Torda of Colleyville, Texas (Nolan Catholic HS).
Newcomer Bios - By State
Richardson, Texas (Plano East HS)
Played for Texas Spirit '90 ... Two-time member of ODP North Texas State Team ... Team captain ... Earned four letters in soccer at Plano East High School ... First team All-District selection as a junior ... Selected to All-District Freshman Team ... Plano East team captain.
Daughter of Mark and Toni Slater ... Twin brother, Chris, signed with Baylor for baseball ... Member of National Honor Society ... Also recruited by McNeese State, Belmont and Indiana State.
Colleyville, Texas (Nolan Catholic HS)
Played for DFW Tejanos '89 ... Member of North Texas ODP team ... Four-year letterwinner at Nolan Catholic High School ... Three-time TAPPS state finalist ... Regional champion in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Named Player of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 2005 ... Two-time member of Fort Worth Star-Telegram All-Area Team ... Named Fort Worth Star-Telegram Newcomer of the Year in 2004 ... First team All-District in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Team captain in 2006 and 2007 ... Also earned two letters in track and field.
Daughter of Jay and Fran Torda ... Has two brothers, Alex, 19 and Jeffrey, 13 ... Also recruited by Creighton, Baylor, Samford, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and North Texas.
Escondido, Calif. (Mission Hills HS)
Played for Laguna Hills Eclipse and Cal South ODP Team ... Lettered all four years in soccer at Mission Hills High School ... First team All-League selection as a sophomore and junior ... Second team All-League as a freshman ... First team All-San Diego as a junior ... Advanced to the semifinals in the California Interscholastic Federation as a sophomore and junior ... Team MVP as a sophomore.
Daughter of Bob and Diane Taylor ... Has one brother, Mat, 23 ... Also recruited by Pepperdine, Oregon State, San Diego State, UC Irvine, Illinois, New Mexico and UC Santa Barbara.
Longmont, Colo. (Niwot HS)
Played for Real National Colorado '89 ... Played for state ODP team in Colorado ... Part of team that won the State Cup in 2006 ... Four-year letterwinner at Niwot High School ... First team All-State in 2005 and 2006 ... First team All-Conference selection in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... State 4A runner-up in 2005 ... Also earned three letters in basketball.
Daughter of David and Sherri Hayes ... Has two older sisters, April, 25 and Lynsie, 21 ... Also recruited by Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa State, Portland State and Duke.
Monument, Colo. (Lewis Palmer HS)
Played for Real Colorado National ... Earned four letters in soccer at Lewis Palmer High School ... Academic All-State honorable mention selection as a junior ... Part of team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the State Cup ... Led the team in scoring and was offensive player of the year as a sophomore ... Member of ODP State Team as a sophomore and freshman ... Also a part of team that advanced to the State Cup Final ... Honorable mention Academic All-State as a sophomore ... State Cup Champions as a freshman.
Daughter of John and Cari Marshall ... Has three younger siblings, Karlye, 15, Chandler, 12 and Greer, 9 ... Also recruited by Wyoming, Boston University and Penn State.
Las Vegas, Nev. (Sierra Vista HS)
Member of Rebels Select Red U-18 ... Member of Nevada ODP team ... 2005 US Soccer Club Regional Champion ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Sierra Vista High School ... Selected to All-Region and All-State Academic Team ... Also selected to the All-Division and All-State Academic Team.
Daughter of Troy and Dee Dee Magdos ... Has one brother, Ty, 20 ... Also recruited by UNLV.
Las Vegas, Nev. (Spring Valley HS)
Played for Rebels Select Soccer Club ... Team captain from 2004-present ... 2005 US Soccer Club Regional Champions ... Part of Nevada ODP team from 2003-07 ... Attended ODP regional camp from 2003-2006 ... Won the Nevada State Cup Championship from 2003-2006 ... Silver State Invitational Champions in 2005 and 2006 ... Four-year letterwinner at Spring Valley High School ... Team captain 2004-07 ... Named to All-Southern Nevada 4A All-Star Team from 2004-2006 ... Selected to the Nevada All-State Academic team from 2004-06 ... 2005 and 2006 Southwest Division Champions ... Three-time All-Sunset Region ... Four-time All-Southwest Division.
Daughter of Cory and Denise Martin ... Has two siblings, Rachel, 20 and Kyle, 14 ... Also recruited by Yale, Boise State, UNLV, Houston, BYU, Texas A&M and Colorado.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City HS)
Top 200 recruit by Soccer Buzz Magazine ... A 2004 and 2006 USYSA National Finalist ... Played for ESC '90 Black ... Invited to the 2004, 2005 and 2006 '89 ODP Regional Team... 2004 and 2006 Region III Champion ... Region III finalist in 2005 ... Member of Oklahoma '89 ODP team that won the 2005 and 2006 Texas Shootout ... Attended U-15 ODP National Regional Camp in 2004 ... Attended Putnam City High School ... Only played high school soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... All-District and All-Conference selection in 2004 and 2005 ... Scored five goals in one game in 2005 ... Led the team in goals (15) and assists (11) as a freshman.
Member of student council from 2004-07 ... Daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Cody ... Has two older siblings, Mary, 31, and Nathan, 21 ... Also recruited by Portland, SMU, Texas and Texas A&M.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS)
Top 150 recruit by ... Played for Edmond Soccer Club (ESC) '90 Black ... Also member of Oklahoma ODP team ... 2006 U-16 US Youth National Finalist ... Member of 2004, 2005 and 2006 '89 ODP Regional Team ... Won the 2006 Region III Championship ... Part of team that won six state championships ... 2004, 2005 and 2006 Region III Premier League North Central Champions ... Won the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Texas Cup ... A Region III finalist in 2005 ... Attended U-15 ODP National Regional Camp in 2004 ... Four-year letterwinner at Putnam City North High School ... Member of 2006 NSCAA All-Region VI team ... Team MVP as a junior ... Named to All-City Team as a junior and was a second team selection as a sophomore ... All-Conference and All-District selection as a sophomore and junior ... Team captain as a senior ... Also lettered in cross country for two years ... Honorable mention All-District and All-City selection as a freshman.
Has four siblings, Anthony, 22, Michael, 21, Brian, 19 and Collen, 17 ... Parents are Mike and Gina Dougherty, and Juan Garcia ... Also recruited by Oklahoma State, SMU, UTEP, Kansas and Tulsa.