On the eve of the Cougar soccer team’s second round match-up against the Georgetown Hoyas the women’s team reloaded with nine new recruits. Included in the new group are two daughters of former NFL defensive backs.
Defender Sophie Dimry of Carlsbad CA is the daughter of former Bronco Charles Dimry and forward Skye McMillon of Phoenix is the scion of ex Bear Tim McMillon. Both youngsters have excelled in club competition over the past few years eschewing the high school level in search of higher competition.
The Cougars also scored a couple of high level in-state recruits in defender Rose Young of Des Moines and MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson of Vancouver. Frimpong’s mother happens to be to the all-time scorer in UW (!) women’s history and also played in the women’s world cup. The new recruit is one of the best players in state and scored an incredible 37 goals as a senior. Young is another club star who played for the dominant Crossfire Premier alongside Frimpong-Ellertson. Young also earned herself an invite to the US national training center.
A couple more northwest players were signed with the addition of goalkeeper Aly Hay of Vancouver BC and midfielder Bridget Rieken of Couer D Alene. Hay is considered one of the top youth goalkeepers and has been a two time invitee to Canada’s U-17 national camp. Rieken is a two-time league MVP who is a regular at ODP National Camp.
Finally, the Cougars went around the country for the last three players in this dynamic class. Defender Kaitlyn Kowalchuk hails from Henderson NV, forward Grayson Lynch is from Castle Rock CO, and Midfielder Liz Weis is from head coach Todd Shulenberger’s hometown of Carlisle PA. Kowalchuk is a two-time league defensive player of the year while Lynch plays for the club Real Colorado which is a Pac-12 pipeline. Weis scored over 100 career points playing under Shulenberger’s cousin.
The future sure looks bright for the Cougar women who face #2 Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA tournament at 10:30 AM Friday.
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