Baylor head soccer coach Marci Jobson announced the signing of nine student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and two invited walk-ons Wednesday. The class, made up entirely of high school student-athletes, includes nine from the state of Texas.
"I am very excited about my first recruiting class at Baylor University", Jobson said. "I believe this class will continue to build on the core that we established in year one and contribute to our overall athleticism and competitiveness as we move this program forward."
The 2009 class is comprised of two club national champions, five club state champions, a 2008 Golden Boot Winner, a U.S. Region Team member, two U.S. Region Pool players, and a 2008 High School Scholar All-American. The 11 student-athletes will look to continue the vision set in place this past fall. The 2008 team finished with a 5-10-3 overall record including a win over Nebraska and a double-overtime tie with No. 8 Texas.
Emily Bush (MF/F, Coppell HS, Coppell, Texas) Club team, Solar, won the 2008 Lake Highlands Girls Classic League championship and is one of the top 35 teams in the country ... Club team advanced to the semifinals of the Disney Showcase in 2006 and 2007 ... Current member of North Texas ODP Team ... Has produced six goals and 17 assists over the last four club seasons ... Named 2007 honorable mention all-district 6-5A ... During 2006-07 season, Coppell was ranked as high as fourth in the country ... Born on March 18, 1991 ... Parents are Alan and Tara Bush.
Larissa Campos (MF, Grandview HS, Centennial, Colo.) Two-time member of the ODP state team and current member of Region IV ODP Pool ... Club Team, Real Colorado, are the current state champions and are ranked one of the top 35 clubs in the nation ... Helped lead Grandview to a league and state title in 2008 ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer and two-time letterwinner on the basketball court ... Born on June 1, 1991 ... Parents are Luis and Celina Campos.
Carlie Davis (D, Highlands HS, Dallas, Texas) Plays club for Solar, one of the top 35 teams nationally ... Took the league title in the spring of 2008 ... Team advanced to Disney Showcase semifinals in two different seasons ... Four-year letterwinner at Highlands (Texas) High School ... Two-time first-team all-district ... Named second-team all-district in 2007 ... Guided team to regional final in 2006 ... Earned team co-defensive MVP honors following 2006 season ... Has started every game during high school career ... Born on Feb. 27, 1991 ... Parents are Steve and Cindy Davis.
Caitlin Fennegan (MF/D, Harlingen South HS, Harlingen, Texas) Plays club for 91 Lonestar Red who is ranked 10th nationally ... Member of squad that won 2008 Premier League West championship and were named 2008 STX state champions ... Named to STX ODP team in 2008 and 2005 ... Helped guide Harlingen to district titles in 2008 and 2007 ... Has totaled 36 goals and 78 assists over the past three seasons to lead her team to an 85-9-1 record during that span ... Has been named first-team all-district, all-valley and Newcomer of the Year ... Also lettered one season in cross country ... Born on June 22, 1991 ... Parents are Mike and Michelle Fennegan.
Chelsea Geller (MF, Frisco HS, Frisco, Texas) Club team , Dallas Texans, won the 2008 USYS National Championship and were runners-up in 2007 and are currently ranked the #2 team in the country ... Winner of the 2008 Adidas Golden Boot award ... Four-year letterwinner at Frisco HS ... Named 2007 district defensive MVP ... Three-time first-team all-region and captain of her varsity squad ... Born on Dec. 11, 1990 ... Parents are Doy and Beverly Geller.
Hanna Gilmore (F, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas) She is the captain of her club team, six-time state champion, Challenge 91 ... Six-time member of South Texas ODP team ... Two-time member of Region III team ... Traveled with region team to Spain in 2008 and will make a trip to Brazil this spring ... Played just her freshman season in high school in order to devote more time to club ... During freshman campaign, totaled a school record 63 points (24 G, 15A) and was named first-team all-district ... Was named team's MVP and all-region ... Born on March 7, 1991 ... Parents are Larry and D-Ann Gilmore.
Michelle Hagen (F/MF, Belton HS, Temple, Texas) Plays for the Lonestar soccer club, who is currently ranked 10th in the country ... Club won 2008 South Texas state championship and were quarterfinalists at the USYS regional tournament ... Member of the ODP state team three years ... Has compiled 47 goals and 47 assists during her first three seasons at Belton ... Named first-team all-district three times, including district MVP in 2007 ... Member of all-region and Super Cen-Tex team in 2007 ... Has helped guide her team to three district championships and the regional quarterfinals each season ... Two-time state qualifier in cross country ... Named 2008 first-team all-district ... Born on Oct. 18, 1990 ... Parents are Mike and Barb Hagen.
Dana Larsen (F, Homestead HS, Mequon, Wis.) Plays club for FC Milwaukee, which is ranked No. 7 nationally ... FC Milwaukee have won six-straight state championships and have made back-to-back regional finals ... Played just one season of high school soccer in order to focus on club ... Registered 11 goals and eight assists as a freshman ... Led team to conference title and the state championship in 2006 ... Earned 2006 honorable mention all-conference nod ... Also competed in track & field for two years ... Born on Sept. 19, 1990 ... Parents are Keith and Carol Larsen.
Amanda Mauk (F, Smithson Valley HS, Spring Branch, Texas) Plays club for Classics Elite ... Team was South Texas State National Cup runner-up ... In three seasons at Smithson Valley, has totaled 36 goals and 25 assists ... Helped guide team to two bi-district titles ... Member of Rise Magazine top-25 ... 2008 first-team all-state ... Named to 2008 all-area super team ... Two-time first-team all-district and all-region ... Born on Jan. 4, 1991 ... Parents are Jimmy Mauk and Anne-Marie Kimbell.
Andrea Mauk (MF, Smithson Valley HS, Spring Branch, Texas) Plays club for Classics Elite ... Team was South Texas State National Cup runner-up ... Heading into senior season at Smithson Valley, totaled 21 goals and 17 assists ... 2007 first-team all-district and first-team all county ... Earned second-team all-district and first-team all-county in 2006 ... Two-time academic all-district ... Born on Jan. 4, 1991 ... Parents are Jimmy Mauk and Anne-Marie Kimbell.
Lisa Silwinski (D, Plano East HS, Plano, Texas) Captain for Dallas Texans 91 Red who are currently ranked #2 nationally ... During seven seasons, team has four state titles, five league championships, four regional titles and were 2008 National Champions ... Six-time member of North Texas ODP state team and regional pool ... Four-year starter at Plano High School ... Helped lead team to district and regional championships in 2008 ... During freshman campaign, named team's defensive MVP ... 2008 second-team all-district ... 2007 first-team all-district ... NSCAA High School Girls Scholar All-American ... Born on March 14, 1991 ... Parents are Steve and Grace Sliwinski.