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Major program snatches three 2013 Top 100s

Published: May 25, 2011

In a couple years, when all of these committed stars make their way to the Stanford campus the Cardinal is going to have an overcrowded dilemma on its hands.

But I guess as problems go, that’s a pretty good one to have. So until then, Stanford will keep reeling them in and sort out the talent later.

You can attribute three more blue chip prospects to the powerhouse program after a trio of highly touted 2013s announced their commitment to Stanford.

Goalkeeper Jane Campbell, ranked No. 14 player in the Top 100, is one of the names to drop. Recently called into the U.S. U17 Girls National Camp, Campbell had her choice of top programs including Florida State, Penn State, Auburn, Georgia and Virginia.

In the end, Campbell wanted to avoid the deliberating that often comes with being a top recruit, and she feels she has found the ideal college home.

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“My main decision to commit so early is because I honestly wanted to be done with the whole process,” Campbell said. “It was a long and busy year traveling all the time to visit schools, but it was definitely a fun year as well. Stanford was my last college visit. When I stepped on the campus I thought it was incredible. Everything seemed to be perfect.”

Stephanie Amack (Mustang FC) will be joining Campbell after lending her verbal commitment to Stanford for 2013. Amack is a standout defender and U.S. National Team player who is ranked No. 46 among 2013 Top 100 players. Aware that she is one of many young commits to the program, Amack welcomes the prospect of joining other stars.

“I’m excited about playing with some great players these upcoming years. That’s always a plus,” she said. “I committed at this time because I had the research and felt like I could make a sure decision with no regrets.”

Completing the Stanford-bound triumvirate is Emily Bruder, of Avalanche Premier, the No. 53 ranked player among 2013 Top 100 players.

Bruder is a dangerous striker who you will also find at U.S. National Team camps.

In other news:

Allyson Krause (Michigan Hawks) has verbally committed to Michigan State for the 2012 season.

In the words of Krause: “Michigan State had everything I was looking for and I really liked the coaches there. It felt like the right place for me.”

McKenna Swanson (Crossfire Premier) has verbally committed to Sacramento State for the 2012 season.  Swanson was close to choosing Washington State, but decided instead on a program she calls the perfect fit for her.

Monika Lee (Michigan Hawks) has signed with Loyola-Chicago for the 2011 season.

Laure Rayfield (Crossfire Premier) has verbally committed to Oregon State for the 2012 season.

Twins Hannah and Ellie Chadick (Blue Valley Soccer Club) have both signed with Ball State(w) for the 2011 season. Hannah is the 2011 Gatorade Kansas Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year.

Janna Brown (FC Delco) has verbally committed to Pittsburgh for the 2012 season. Brown is ranked No. 16 in our Pennsylvania Region.

Kaleigh Rowlands (Ohio Galaxies 94 Elite) has verbally committed to Campbell for the 2012 season.

Samantha Lawson (Match Fit Academy FC) has verbally committed to Campbell for the 2012 season.

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