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2012 stars making college decisions

Published: February 9, 2011

You thought Signing Day marked the end of our college commitment coverage?

Wrong. That was just the appetizer. Today we take a look at a few programs with quality acquisitions as well as some fresh 2012 commitments.

Starting with the women, there’s a team in the Big 12 that’s had quite the offseason:

Oklahoma State

girls youth club soccer plyaer ashley kennedyAshley Kennedy
Oklahoma Football Club teammates Abbey Akin and Kendra Boydstun have signed with the Cowboys along with Ashley Kennedy (Dallas Texans). They’ll join Dallas Texans’ players Rosa Medina and Hayley McKinney along with Miriam Rhinehart (Hurricane 93).


The Crimson Tide nabbed Kara Fasano, Lauren Davis and Birmingham United standouts Janea Simpson and Laura Lee Smith.


A strong class includes Katrin Loo (Estonian Women’s National Team), Caitlin Forte (Penn Fusion), Kathryn Rayner (FC Stars of Massachusetts), Victoria Gersh (Bethesda), Katie Campbell (Real Colorado), Bryana Gold (GSA – Georgia), Amanda Penkrot (Hockessin Soccer Club) and Katie Hogman (PDA).

But the Wildcats didn’t stop there; they also got verbal commitments from a few 2012s: Christa Camassa (PDA), Emily Damstrom (PDA) and Hayley Wilson (Freestate).


Don’t sleep on these dwellers of the Western Athletic Conference. Joining the team next season will be Nikki Adams (Sereno Soccer Club), Lillian Archer (Eastside United FC), Katie Baran (Spokane Shadow), Marissa Fehrman (Neusport FC), Annie Millard (Spokane Shadow) and Emily Ngan (Eastside United FC).


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A few youngsters decided on their future destinations recently, including: Jessica Clanton (Colorado Rush) committing to Auburn, Bethany Hale (D’Feeters) committing to Texas Tech, Brianna Nielsen (McLean Premier Soccer) heading to VCU, Lina Granados (McLean Premier Soccer) heading to Vanderbilt, Olivia Lynch (Colorado Rush) heading to Northern Colorado, Kerrie Edmondson (CESA) heading to Wofford and Madison Mercado (NOKC Football Club).

On the men’s side, there are still too few programs who have officially announced their signing classes, though we do have more individual standouts to report on.

Ridge Robinson (Colorado Rush) will be attending Drexel.

Nathan Diehl (Birmingham United) is headed to North Carolina.

Trey Leggett (PDA) is headed to Rutgers.  

Derek Luke (PDA) is headed to Monmouth.

Joining Luke at Monmouth is Tim Ballard (Match Fit).

Zach DeVille (San Diego Surf) is taking his talents to Cal State Northridge(m).

Joe Saitta (F.C. Copa) is heading to Princeton.

Hayden Harr (PDA) is heading to Villanova.

Lester Hayes (SAC) will be attending UC Irvine.

Rishi Desai (PDA) will be attending Providence.

Andrew Falk (PDA) is heading to Penn State.

Christian Foster (Spokane Shadow) is heading to San Francisco.

2012 standout Brian James (Weston FC) has committed to Virginia.

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