Women's Soccer Announces Incoming Recruiting Class
Feb. 5, 2014
EAST LANSING - Michigan State women's soccer head coach Tom Saxton has announced the addition of seven student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent and will be joining the Spartans this fall. Jamie Cheslik (Northville, Mich./Northville), Kristy Gomez (DeWitt, Mich./Lansing Christian), Brielle Leon (La Quinta, Calif./La Quinta), Morgan McKerchie (Clio, Mich./Flint Powers), Rachel Rhodes (Palatine, Ill./Palatine), Mary Lisa Rounce (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) and Kristelle Yewah (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) will join the Spartans for the 2014 season.
"We are very pleased with the fine group of student-athletes that make-up our 2014 recruiting class," said MSU head coach Tom Saxton. "We feel we have added impact players at a variety of positions. We have especially added quality and depth to our attack. Although we do have a number of experienced players returning, we have no doubt that these incoming freshmen will be important contributors to our 2014 team."
Saxton on Cheslik: "Jamie was one of the most successful forwards in the country in elite club soccer. She should make a quick adjustment to the college game with her physical and hard-working style. We expect to be a go-to player in the years ahead."
Saxton on Gomez: "Kristy is another in a long line of fine players from the Capital Area. She is a tremendous athlete with great potential at the college level."
Saxton on Leon: "Brielle is a top forward from Southern California that we feel very fortunate to have signed. She has starred for the Desert United Soccer Club that is run by former MSU men's team alum, Jeff Petoskey. Brielle will be a great addition to our attack."
Saxton on McKerchie: "Morgan is also a top player from one of the best club teams in the country, the Michigan Hawks. She is extremely skillful with great pace. She will have the opportunity to have an immediate impact as a versatile right-side player."
Saxton on Rhodes: "Rachel is an excellent goalkeeper from one of the top clubs in Chicago, Sockers FC. She will immediately add quality and depth to our goalkeeping position."
Saxton on Rounce: "Mary also comes to us from an excellent Chicago club, Team Chicago. She is a versatile central midfielder with a tremendous soccer IQ. We look forward to her playing an important role in our midfield in the years ahead."
Saxton on Yewah: "Kristelle is an extremely talented student-athlete from Okemos High School. She has skill and knowledge to become a fantastic college player. We are delighted to have her join our program."
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