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BYU women ink five for 2011

Published: February 5, 2011
PROVO, Utah (Feb. 3, 2011) - The seven-time Mountain West Conference tournament Champion BYU women’s soccer team reloads its 2011 roster with another talented recruiting class as they prepare for the West Coast Conference.

2011 Recruits
Name: Annie Amos
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Club/Pos: Pleasanton Rage/Def.
Highlight: #1 Ranked HS in Nation

Name: Marissa Nimmer
Hometown: Orem, UT
Club/Pos: Celtic Storm/MF
Highlight: All State MVP 2009, 2010

Name: Hilary Smith
Hometown: Orem, UT
Club/Pos: Celtic Storm/GK
Highlight: All State, 1st Team

Name: Jaiden Thornock
Hometown: Ogden, UT
Club/Pos: La Roca/Fwd
Highlight: Ms. Soccer 2010

Name: Kayla Varner
Hometown: Henderson, NV
Club/Pos: Neusport/MF
Highlight: NSCAA All-American

“We are thrilled to bring these five new players into our program” said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “There is great quality, experience, and athletic ability coming in for next year. They will all be a tremendous addition to BYU both on and off the field, and are anxious to join the team. As we begin a new era for our program in the WCC, bringing in the very best student athletes is a huge priority for us right now. This group will help our program continue to grow.”

All five recruits combine for numerous state championships and All-State recognitions. Also included is an All-American from Nevada and the Player of Year from Utah. A well-balanced mix of players will add to the cast of returning players who recently finished another outstanding year as a nationally-ranked team.

The incoming freshmen will join the Cougars in early August as they chase their eighth first-place conference finish. The Cougars begin their 2011 campaign on the road with matches against Colorado College and Washington.
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