MARQUETTE, Mich. – Matt Granstrand, the head women’s soccer coach at Northern Michigan University announced today the signing of four high school seniors who have signed National Letters of Intent to play soccer for the Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2012. Future 'Cats who have signed are Arianna Alioto, Hailey Beyrand, Sammi Schryer and Lola Weiss.
“I am excited for the upcoming season as we return a fantastic core of players mixed with a quality group of incoming freshman,” Granstrand said. “All four incoming freshman have excelled throughout their high school careers both in academics as well as athletics. Most importantly, the incoming freshman are classy young ladies who will fit in wonderfully with the returning squad. I'm looking forward to a fun year with a highly competitive squad."
Arianna Alioto is a 5-3 center midfielder from Columbia, Mo. and plays for Marc Vandover at Rock Bridge High School. Alioto’s club team is the Carrera Soccer Club which is coached by Kevin Pace and Sarah Cavin. She has been the leading scorer on her high school team for the last three years and was also named to the First Team All District. Alioto has also been a starter on the 94' ODP Missouri State Team since 2009.
Hailey Beyrand is a 5-6 forward/center midfielder from Bloomington, Minn. and played for Sheryl Raithel at John F. Kennedy High School. Beyrand’s club team is Keliix Intra which is coached by Ruebin Ndely. She was the high school team captain as well as being all-conference in 2010 and 2011 and offensive MVP in 2010 as well as team MVP in 2011. Beyrand is also a member of the 94' ODP Minnesota State Team.
Sammi Schryer is a 5-4 midfielder/defender from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and plays for Mr. Viotto at Saint Basil's High School. Schryer’s club team is the Sault Ste. Civics coached by Clive Wilkerson as well as the Northern Heights Club Team which is coached by Terry Zeppa. She has made numerous trips to the Provincial Program and is the first player in thirty years from Sault Ste. Marie to have made the squad.
Lola Weiss is a 5-8 midfield/ forward from Fulton, Mo. and plays for Kati Wallace at Fulton High School. Weiss's club team is the Carrera Soccer Club which is coached by Kevin Pace, Sarah Cavin, and Mike Ross. After the 2011season, Weiss was named first team all-district, first team all-conference, all-Central Region Team and co-offensive player of the year. She was also team MVP on offense and led the team in scoring the last three years.
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