John Ross, Women's Soccer Adds Six to Class of 2013
Feb. 6, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - With a full year under his belt and one of the biggest turnrounds in the country last season, Northern Illinois' head women's soccer coach John Ross added six signees in the Class of 2013.
Ross, entering his second season next fall, led the Huskies to an 8-9-2 record in 2012 and NIU's first Mid-American Conference Tournament appearance since 2010 with the MAC's top-defense (19 goals allowed). The gaffer took over the women's soccer program Jan. 24, 2012, only three months removed from its 2-15-2 campaign. Northern Illinois returned 17 letterwinners from the previous season with only four graduates lost to graduation.
The 2013 Huskies will return 23 players, including second team All-MAC goalkeeper Amy Carr, and welcome the six signees to the team as well. Ross reiterated the the value of the class, adding "all of these kids are going to come in and compete for time right away and with the players we have coming back with the momentum we have already built from last year, it is going to be an exciting fall in 2013."
Complete bios and quotes from Coach Ross on the Class of 2013 are on pages 2-4 of the packet.
Follow the women's soccer program on NIUHuskies.com, Facebook (Northern Illinois University Women's Soccer) and on Twitter (@NIUWomensSoccer) for updates throughout the season.
SIGNING DAY NOTES:
Defender Margaret Rivera (Lake in the Hills) is the lone recruit from the state of Illinois ... Jess Wooldridge's (Center Point, Iowa) father Andy, played tight end at NIU in 1984-85 ... Haley Cummings (Spring, Texas) was home schooled throughout high school but is finishing her senior year in Naperville ... Jackie Wandt (Brookfield, Wis.) was ranked on Top Drawer Soccer's Top-20 Players in the Midwest in the Class of 2013 ... Riley Riordan (St Louis Park, Minn.) moved to Minnesota halfway through her sophomore year ... Alex Elias' (Phoenix, Ariz.) club team, SC Del Sol, reached the semifinals of the prestigious 2012 Surf Cup.
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