Southwestern Oklahoma State soccer coach Mark Persson announced the signing of seven high school seniors to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013 season.
Of the seven signees, all of which are from Oklahoma, the Bulldogs added three forwards, three midfielders and one defender to a squad that finished the 2012 season with a record of 20-1-1 and their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The majority of that team will return in 2013 following the graduation of just four seniors.
Persson will enter his fifth season at SWOSU in 2013.
Below is the list of 2013 Southwestern Oklahoma State soccer signees:
Alyssa Bagley, defender, Owasso, Okla. (Owasso HS)
Club: Oklahoma Football Club
Coach's Note: "Alyssa is tall athletic defender with a great left foot. She will gain much needed experience in the center back with the ability to play out of the left side as well."
Hannah Elrod, forward, Chickasha, Okla. (Chickasha HS)
Club: South Lakes Soccer Club
Coach's Note: "Hannah is technically gifted player with a great ability to finish. She knows how to find herself in the right spots to finish and can also connect well with other players to bring them into the game. Her positive attitude and determination will be a great addition to the team."
Sky Glass, midfielder, Newcastle, Okla. (Newcastle HS)
Club: Canadian Valley Soccer Club
Coach's Note: "Sky is a physical presence in the midfield that can distribute well and is a danger to the goal with her ability to strike the ball from distance. She also has a great attitude and will impact our team by leaving those around her with a positive spirit."
Savannah Hearn, forward, Cache, Okla. (Cache HS)
Club: Lawton Soccer Club
Coach's Note: "Savannah is a player with a great pace and work rate. She has a good first touch on the ball and distributes very well from wide positions. She will have the opportunity to continue developing her skills with other top players at the college level."
Cheyenne Hurt, forward, Coweta, Okla. (Coweta HS)
Club: TSC Hurricane Soccer Club
Coach's Note: "Cheyenne is an athletic forward with technical ability that will add to an already talented group of forwards here at SWOSU. Her work rate on the front line makes her a danger to score at any time."
Julie Jameson, midfielder, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS)
Coach's Note: "Julie is a great presence in the midfield with her height and athletic ability. She has a great work rate and will continue to develop her speed and quickness as she adds to the strength of our central midfield talent."
Cindy Ramos, midfielder, Moore, Okla. (Moore HS)
Coach's Note: "Cindy is a technically gifted player with a great work ethic that has the opportunity to compete for significant playing time early in her college career. She has the ability to distribute the ball as well as give cover to the center backs."