When we spoke to Taryn Tomczyk last year about her potential college destination she gave us a list of her strongest candidates.
Colgate wasn’t on it.
Ah, but those sneaky Raiders. They swooped in to steal her heart and add another great prospect to an already strong 2012 class.
Tomczyk signed last week to join fellow Top 100 players Sidney Morales-Parodie and Lauren D’Amico – giving Colgate a sleeper class for the second straight year, a fact that wasn’t lost on Tomczyk.
“I knew that Lauren had committed and she told me a lot about the program. It’s a really prestigious school academically and the girls seem to have good team chemistry on the field.”
Well, winning certainly helps that and the Raiders happen to be the toast of the Patriot League.
Tomczyk could help add to the winning ways. She’s arrived to this point despite being beset by an ACL injury two years ago. She had to rehab and regain the buzz she had created prior to going down and she’s done well for herself.
Other girls’ signings and commitments include:
Darcy McFarlane (Marin FC) has verbally committed to North Carolina for the 2013 season. McFarlane will be joining sister Kelly McFarlane who will be a Tar Heels junior this fall.
Jamei Borges (Chicago Inter) has signed with Saint Louis for the 2012 season.
Catherine Caniglia (NSA Premier) has signed with Miami (Ohio) for the 2012 season.
Rachel Lovely (Chicago Fire Juniors) has signed with High Point for the 2012 season.
Kirsten Glad (Damascus Dragons) has signed to UNC Greensboro for the 2012 season .
Sarah Scheidell (FC Bucks) has signed with Temple for the 2012 season.
Katrina Guillou (FCV Cardinals) has signed with UNC Wilmington for the 2012 season.
Jordyn Ryfiak (Michigan Hawks) has signed with Valparaiso for the 2012 season.
Nikki Pokipala (Slammers FC) has signed with Tulsa for the 2012 season.
Sammi Swan (Utah Avalanche) has signed to Utah for the 2012 season.
Caitlin Jancuska (D’Feeters) has signed to Tulsa for the 2012 season.
Natalie Ogden (De Anza Force) has signed to Oregon State for the 2012 season.
Bridget HIllsman (Eclipse Select) has verbally committed to Saint Louis for the 2013 season.
Olivia DiFonso (Penn Fusion) has verbally committed to Rhode Island for the 2013 season.
Hannah Clark (Mustang SC) has verbally committed to BYU for the 2013 season.
Abigail Pyne has verbally committed to Duke for the 2014 season.