WSU Soccer Signs Six - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

WSU Soccer Signs Six

Posted:
New head coach Steve Nugent has signed six new Cougs to NLI's. (Courtesy WSU Athletics) New head coach Steve Nugent has signed six new Cougs to NLI's. (Courtesy WSU Athletics)

by WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Six student-athletes each signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Washington State University beginning next fall, Cougar Head Coach Steve Nugent announced.

The signing class includes Jordan Branch (Sammamish, Wash.), Kelsee Crenshaw (Marysville, Wash.), Ella Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.), Simone Gunsolus (Kenmore, Wash.), Chelsea Harkins (Surrey, British Columbia) and Allie Lawrence (San Jose, Calif.).

“We are very excited to welcome these fine young women to the Cougar family,” Nugent said. “This group of student-athletes is a tremendous mix of talent, personality, and athleticism that we believe will make an immediate impact on our program. WSU's Women's Soccer has a storied academic and athletic history, and to continue that success we must introduce the most well-rounded student-athletes to our community that will make a positive impact in the classroom, on the field, and within the Pullman community.”

Nugent added, “Each one of these talented ladies brings unique athletic qualities to the team and we have high expectations for how this class will integrate with our current players and give us the best chance to be extremely competitive in the toughest conference in the country. Please join me in welcoming our newest WSU student-athletes to the family.”

Branch is a midfielder who earned three varsity letters for soccer under head coach Don Braman at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash…2013 team captain…2013 All-KingCo first team member…two-time all-league honorable mention (2011-12)… KingCo champions in 2011 and 2013…two-time state champions (2011-12)…three-time scholar athlete…named team MVP in 2013…2013 WSSCA All State first team member as a midfielder.

Crenshaw earned four varsity letters for soccer as a forward under head coach Wayne Nash at Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville, Wash…2013 team captain…2012 WesCo North first team member (2013)…all-conference second team member in 2011-12, and honorable mention in 2010…two-time team leading scorer (2012-13)…all-time leading scorer in school history…played for Crossfire Premiere in 2010-11…club team ranked 12th in the nation in 2011…played for Northwest Nationals in 2012-13.

Dederick is a goalkeeper who earned four varsity letters for soccer at Newbury Park High School in Camarillo, Calif., under head coach Trevor Tom…team captain for 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons…starting varsity goalkeeper for all four high school seasons…two-time team MVP (2011-12 and 2012-13)…named All-Marmonte League Co-MVP in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons…2011-12 All Ventura County first team member…played for Real So Cal club team (California)…won 2013 Summer Surf Cup championship…currently is the starting goalkeeper and team captain for the NPHS Panthers team that is 7-2-1.

Gunsolus is a defender who earned three varsity letters for soccer at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Wash., under head coach Amanda Potts…2013 team captain…All KingCo first team member in 2012 and 2013 seasons…team garnered the 2013 KingCo Academic Excellence award…played for Crossfire club team.

Harkins was a member of the basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, and soccer teams in her time at Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada…a forward in soccer, member of the U-15 provincial team under head coach Don Sparks…member of the U-15 and U-16 national training centers…recipient of the golden boot at the U-15 Canadian National Championship…captain and leading scorer of U-16 Surrey United BCSPL club team…member of the U-16 provincial team, which placed fourth at the Canadian National Championships…played for the U-18 Women’s Whitecaps Elite Program under Jesse Symons…Whitecaps won the women’s premiere league, McAdams Cup, and the PCL championships (2012-13)…named MVP of the PCL final after scoring four goals…selected to British Columbia’s Canada Games team, which won the national championship at the Canada Games…invited to U-20 Women’s National Team Camp.

Lawrence is a forward who earned four varsity letters for soccer at Branham High School in San Jose, Calif…all-league first team member for two consecutive seasons (2011-13)…team’s leading scorer for 2011-12 season…played for the Cal North ODP club team (California) from 2011-13…three-time captain of 95G Santa Clara Sporting Club team…Discovery Player for U-17 ECNL Eagles (2012-13).

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:03:02 GMT
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.More >>
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.More >>
  • Idaho Football Picked 9th in Sun Belt

    Idaho Football Picked 9th in Sun Belt

    The University of Idaho was chosen ninth in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.More >>
    The University of Idaho was chosen ninth in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.
    More >>
  • AppleSox Surprise Yakima Valley Pippins with Extra-Inning Win

    AppleSox Surprise Yakima Valley Pippins with Extra-Inning Win

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:19:11 GMT
    The Yakima Valley Pippins were dealt another tough loss on Friday, falling to the Wenatchee Applesox by a final score of 7-4 in 11 innings. More >>
    The Yakima Valley Pippins were dealt another tough loss on Friday, falling to the Wenatchee Applesox by a final score of 7-4 in 11 innings. More >>
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

    WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.More >>
    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.
    More >>
  • Former Coug Johnson Named To Double-A All Star Game

    Former Coug Johnson Named To Double-A All Star Game

    Former Washington State outfielder Kyle Johnson is an Eastern League All-Star. The Double-A circuit’s All-Star Clash is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.More >>
    Former Washington State outfielder Kyle Johnson is an Eastern League All-Star. The Double-A circuit’s All-Star Clash is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
    More >>
  • WSU Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule

    WSU Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule

    The Ernie Kent Era of Washington State University men’s basketball begins with five home nonconference games, as well as the return of the Cougar Hardwood Classic, a trip to the Great Alaska Shootout and a solid Pac-12 schedule, as announced by Kent in the release of the 2014-15 schedule, Wednesday.The Cougars’ nonconference schedule is set, as well as all home opponents. The Pac-12 will announce the completed conference schedule in conjunction with the Pac-12 Networks follow...More >>
    The Ernie Kent Era of Washington State University men’s basketball begins with five home nonconference games, as well as the return of the Cougar Hardwood Classic, a trip to the Great Alaska Shootout and a solid Pac-12 schedule, as announced by Kent in the release of the 2014-15 schedule, Wednesday.The Cougars’ nonconference schedule is set, as well as all home opponents. The Pac-12 will announce the completed conference schedule in conjunction with the Pac-12 Networks follow...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.