Jackie Wandt, FC Milwaukee Nationals
Commitment: Verbal to Northern Illinois for the 2013 season.
Reason: “Ultimately, I chose Northern Illinois due to the welcoming environment created by the coaching staff and the girls,” Wandt said. “I felt right at home and the university fit all of my academic needs.”
Wandt is a tough and technical center back who has a unique way of training for the game – by swimming.
“I’ve been a competitive swimmer since I was eight,” she said. “It’s really had a direct impact on helping me get to the next level of my career. Swimming is great cross-training, but soccer is a lot more fun.”
Virginia Reeves, So Cal Blues
Commitment: Verbal to Colorado for the 2014 season.
Reeves is ranked No. 88 in our 2014 Top 150 List. She’s a solid defender and one of three heralded 2014s making an early announcement.
MacKenzie Cerda, Slammers FC
Commitment: Verbal to UCLA for the 2014 season.
Cerda has been having a particularly spectacular few weeks after she played a major role in helping Slammers FC capture the U16 ECNL National crown. Cerda is a striker ranked No. 52 in her classes’ Top 150.
Jaye Boissiere, Mountain View Los Altos SC
Commitment: Verbal to Stanford for the 2014 season.
Boissiere is a part of the U.S. U17 WNT player pool. She is also ranked No. 19 in the Top 150.
In other girls’ announcements:
Kasrum James (Legends SC) has signed to Missouri for the 2012 season.
Shannon Mulvey (LDC United) has verbally committed to St. Joe’s(w) for the 2013 season.
Carla Swensen (Utah La Roca Premier) has verbally committed to BYU for the 2014 season.
Hannah Lukinac (KCFC) has verbally committed to Kansas for the 2014 season.
Andrew Gonzalez, FC Delco
Commitment: Verbal to Lafayette for the 2013 season.
Reason: “Lafayette has a good reputation in the classroom and has achieved a lot of success in the Patriot League,” Gonzalez said. “(Those were) the two things I was looking for most in my search.”
Other boys’ commits include:
Jack Alberts (Raiders FC) has verbally committed to Marquette for the 2013 season.
Eduardo Cortes (FC Dallas) has signed to IUPUI for the 2012 season.
Christian Soto (Indiana United) has verbally committed to IUPUI for the 2013 season.
Michael Desiderio (FC Delco) has verbally committed to West Virginia for the 2013 season.
Jeff Rott (Westside Metros) has verbally committed to the University of Tampa for the 2013 season.
Jared Robinson (Crew Soccer Academy) has verbally committed to Evansville for the 2013 season.