Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another Lucky Signing for the College of Saint Mary

On last Thursday the 20th of March, Kaela Croushhorn signed her letter of intent to play soccer at CSM in the fall. She is lucky number 13--the thirteenth recruit to sign this year. Kaela went to high school at Lewis Central in Council Bluffs and attended CSM her freshman year and played soccer at that time. She decided to transfer to Hannibal-La Grange in Missouri for her sophomore year. She emailed me a few weeks ago and said she would like to come back to CSM! I thought it was a good idea since she had a great freshman year and a few weeks later, Kaela signed again for us. Kaela told me that she is going to pursue a Bachelor's in nursing at CSM.

We are pleased to have Kaela back with the CSM family.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Millard South Soccer Player Signs her Letter of Intent!

Jackie Swanger, goalkeeper for Azzurri Mistral and Millard South, signed her letter of intent on Tuesday, March 11. I met Jackie and her parents in the Millard South conference room for the event. One of the assistant principals from Millard South was also there along with Jackie's high school coach, Kim Harrill. It was a beautiful day (for a change) and the sun was shining in the windows. A perfect setting for signing your life away (ha, ha--joke.) Jackie is a very good student and is going to study in the pre-vet program. Jackie actually practiced with the CSM soccer team a couple times in the fall. Our assistant coach, Kim Ernesti, has been Jackie's private keeper coach for a number of years and Coach Kim thought it would be good for her training to have some live shooting. It is also kind of a funny coincidence that our other keeper recruit (Mollie Jones from Columbus Scotus) is also going to study in the CSM pre-vet program. They will have much to discuss as Kim trains them.

We can't wait for Jackie (and everyone else) to start!

Monday, March 10, 2008

CSM goes Indoor

Yesterday the team began playing in the spring indoor college women's league at the Omaha Sports Complex. We will play for about 6 weeks. It is a great opportunity to work on some soccer skills and play against good competition. Our game was against Bellevue University alumnus and we lost 1-2. We generated a lot more opportunities than our opponent, but could not hit the goal. We did not keep official stats for the game (we are playing "just for fun") but we had a large number of shots hit posts and crossbars and go just wide--I would guess that we outshot them by 10. Sometimes that is the way it goes--soccer can be a cruel sport.

The next game is March 16 at 8:00 against Bellevue University. The other teams in the league are Wayne State, UNO, Dana and Midland Lutheran.