Published: August 25, 2011
Of all the pressure-packed soccer moments Micaela Powers has experienced, nothing compares to her soccer recruiting journey. Those are her words, not ours.
“Other things have been stressful, but this was bigger because my college education is truly affecting the rest of my life,” Powers said. “It was very time consuming.”
Stressful, but well worth it as the Ohio Galaxies FC defender committed to Wisconsin where she found the program that was the perfect fit.
Powers’ assertion that college recruiting was her most nerve-jangling challenge says a lot considering her resume. Powers, ranked No. 11 in the 2013 Top 100, has represented the U.S. for both the U15 Girls National Team and U17 Women’s side all while developing into a true standout.
She’s looking forward to transitioning her skill to the college level.
“I believe I will bring versatility in my ability to play many positions on the field,” she said. “In college, I hope to continually grow in all facets of my game and be a dominating aerial presence both offensively and defensively.”
Two additional 2013 stars sure to make their presence felt in college are Elizabeth Keester and Savannah Jordan.
Keester is No. 25 in the Top 100 and is heading to Texas A&M. Keester is a dynamic striker from TSC Hurricane who can score goals with the best of them.
Jordan comes from Concorde Fire SC, and is another stud striker who is ranked No. 66 in her class. She has made her verbal commitment with the Florida Gators.
In other commit news:
Miranda Larkin (Sting Dallas) has verbally committed to Oklahoma for the 2013 season. Larkin is No. 17 in the Texas Region.
Alexandra Fischer (Dallas Texans) has verbally committed to TCU for the 2013 season. Fischer is No. 11 in the Texas region.
Kaylah Hunter (Dallas Texans) has verbally committed to Baylor for the 2013 season.
Paige Jacobs (Dallas Texans) has verbally committed to Oklahoma for the 2013 season.
Sam Keane (Dallas Texans) has verbally committed to Memphis for the 2012 season.
Annie Wheeler (Solar SC) has verbally committed to New Mexico for the 2012 season.
Julie Campbell (Brentwood SC) has verbally committed to East Tennessee State for the 2012 season
Macee Blanchard (Solar SC) has verbally committed to Missouri for the 2012 season. Blanchard is No. 18 in the Texas Region. Taylor Walton
(Ohio Elite SA) has verbally committed to Winthrop for the 2012 season. Walton is ranked No. 18 in the Great Lakes Region.
Marisa Oleksiak (Michigan Hawks) has verbally committed to Michigan State for the 2013 season. Oleksiak is ranked No. 19 in the Great lakes Region.
Katy Wagner (Rochester Soccer Club) has verbally committed to Oakland for the 2012 season.