Feb. 8, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head soccer coach Heather Cairns announced Friday that eight players have signed with Utah State for the 2013 season.
"It was important for us to bring in a balanced 2013 class, but we also had to place a particular emphasis on the defensive holes left by the graduation of Natalie Norris and Ashlyn Mulford. Our 2013 class has prepared themselves well for college soccer by playing on state cup championship teams, being Olympic Development Program members, and being members of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) teams. I am also excited that we have enticed two local players, Jessica Brooksby and Karlee Campbell, to stay home and give the hometown crowd local players to cheer for. This class is excited to embrace the challenge of moving to the Mountain West and competing for our first championship in the new conference," Cairns said.
The Aggies have signed five players from the Beehive State, including midfielder/forward Jessica Brooksby (Smithfield, Utah/Sky View High School), defender Karlee Campbell (Providence, Utah), midfielders Lauren Harmon (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline High School), goalkeeper McKayla Johnstone (Sandy, Utah/Jordan High School)and midfielder Jayne Robison (Layton, Utah/Layton High School).
Utah State also adds one player from Oregon, California and Hawaii with the signing of Mikayla Howes (Sherwood, Ore./Sherwood High School), Ann Marie Lee (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica High School) and Shyani Terukina (Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani High School).
Utah State returns nine starters and 18 letterwinners from last season's squad that ended another historic season with a 13-3-6 record. The Aggies were undefeated with a 6-0-2 Western Athletic Conference record en route to their fourth WAC regular-season title in five years. Utah State also won its second-straight WAC Tournament title and advanced to its second consecutive NCAA Tournament. USU returns three all-WAC honorees in midfielder Mari Miyashiro, who earned first team honors, and forward Jennifer Flynn and defender Taryn Rose who were named to the second team.
Below is the complete list of the 2013 Utah State Soccer Signees, click on the players name for more information.
|Name||Position||Height||Hometown/High School/Club Team|
|Jessica Brooksby||Midfielder/Forward||5-7||Smithfield, Utah/Sky View HS|
|Karlee Campbell||Defender||5-3||Providence, Utah/Mounatin Crest High School/Forza Futbol Club|
|Lauren Harmon||Midfielder||5-9||Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline High School/Utah Avalanche|
|Mikayla Howes||Defender||5-3||Sherwood, Ore./Sherwood High School/FC Portland|
|McKayla Johnstone||Goalkeeper||5-9||Sandy, Utah/Jordan High School/LaRoca Premier|
|Ann Marie Lee||Defender||5-5||Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica High School/Irvine Strikers|
|Jayne Robison||Midfielder||5-4||Layton, Utah/Layton High School/Forza Futbol Club|
|Shyani Terukina||Defender/Midfielder/Forward||5-3||Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani High School/Hawaii Rush|
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