Soccer Inks Recruits
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Matt Granstrand the headwomenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s soccer coach at Northern Michigan University has announced that thefollowing student-athletes have all signed a National Letter of Intent toattend NMU and play soccer for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats beginning with the 2005 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ BrittneyBuchanan, Melissa Borrelli, Michaela Harris, Jamie LeMay, Meghan Sarna andCasey Wilcox will wear the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats jersey in the fall.
Buchanan, a 5-7 sweeper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was atwo-time captain of the provincial program team.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She won silver medals at theWestern Canada Games and at the 2000 Canada Summer Games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Buchanan attendsEvan Hardy Collegiate and plays club soccer for the Hollandia Impact.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œBrittis a top level athlete who will play in our midfield position, bringing us aplayer who is capable of attacking out of the middle,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand said.
Borrelli, a 5-10 goalkeeper from Troy, Mich. and Athens High School, was her high schoolÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Rookie of the Year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She plays club soccer forthe Michigan Gators ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜87.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œMelissa is a gifted athlete who has the size andagility to play ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜keeper at the highest level,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand said.
Harris, a 5-3 midfielder from Traverse City, Mich. and West Senior High School, was the MVP at the USA Cup.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She was also all-conferenceand all-region in soccer and cross country.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Harris plays club soccer for theNorthstar ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜87.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œMichaela is a multi-sport athlete who will bring a high levelof speed and athleticism to our outside midfield position,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand added.
LeMay, a 5-9 forward from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and EvanHardy Collegiate, averaged two goals a game during her senior campaign.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Herhigh school team won the provincial championship in 2003 and 2004.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LeMay was a four-time all-star provincial team selection.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œJamie is a goal scorer pure andsimple.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She has terrific speed and the ability to finish the opportunitiesthat are created,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand said.
Sarna, a 5-7 defender from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sisler High School was a four-time member of the Manitoba Provincial Team. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She was alsoher high schoolÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s team MVP.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sarna plays for the Northwest club team.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œMeghanis a versatile player who could play any central position for us.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She isdominating in the air and has wonderful skill and athletic ability,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrandsaid.
Wilcox, a 5-2 midfielder/forward from Petoskey, Mich. was a first team all-conference, all-region, all-district and an all-state honorablemention selection after her junior season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She plays club soccer for thePetoskey Breakers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œCasey is a speedster who is also a proven goal scorer andwill add more athleticism to our roster,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand said.
Granstrand is looking forward to mixing the newcomers withhis returning squad.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI am looking forward to the upcoming year and feel thatthis recruiting class, combined with our returning players, should make for anexciting and highly competitive season,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Granstrand added.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚