Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Vandal Soccer Adds Nine for 2014
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/05/2014
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MOSCOW, Idaho—New beginnings has been a recent theme for the Idaho women’s soccer program. On Monday, Derek Pittman became the school’s fourth head coach. On Wednesday, Pittman announced the signing of eight commits to National Letters of Intent. The eight new Vandals will begin their careers at Idaho in the fall of 2014.

Olivia Baggerly (Canby, Ore.), Josilyn Daggs (Carson City, Nev.), Chloe Bell (Canby, Ore.), Andes Archibald (Richland, Wash.), Kaitlyn Joy (Dripping Springs, Texas), Bethany Leleifeld (Boring, Ore.), Bret Baysinger (Richland, Wash.) and Ashley Engberg (Moscow, Idaho) will make up the bulk of Pittman's first signing class.

“As a staff, we are extremely excited about what this 2014 class will add to our roster for the upcoming season,” Pittman said. "There is a good mix of physical toughness and technical skill in this group, which meshes well with the talented pool of returning players next fall.

"We are going to be known as a team that battles hard for 90 minutes and sells out for every opportunity on both sides of the ball. This class of players will fit in fantastically with this new Vandal soccer identity.”

Idaho’s class of 2014 spans from Texas to Washington, covering five different states. The new class of Vandals includes three forwards, two midfielders, two defenders and a defender/midfielder hybrid.

The incoming class will join goalkeeper Kimberly Gerken, who began taking classes in January.

2014 Idaho Women's Soccer Class

 

Player Position Hometown High School Club
Olivia Baggerly Defender Canby, Ore. Canby H.S. Crossfire Oregon

Josilyn Daggs

Forward Carson City, Nev. Carson H.S. Nevada Wonders
Chloe Bell

Midfielder

Canby, Ore. Canby H.S. Crossfire Oregon
Andes Archibald Defender/Midfielder Richland, Wash. Richland H.S. Three Rivers SC/FC NOVA ECNL
Kaitlyn Joy Forward Dripping Springs, Texas Dripping Springs H.S. Lonestar SC ECNL/Premier
Bethany Leliefeld Defender Boring, Ore. Sam Barlow H.S. Eastside Timbers
Bret Baysinger Forward Richland, Wash. Hanford H.S. Three Rivers SC
Ashley Engberg Midfielder Moscow, Idaho Moscow H.S. NW Premier
Kimberly Gerken Goalkeeper Kingston, Wash. Kingston H.S. Westsound FC

#6 Olivia Baggerly
Defender 5-11 Canby, Ore. Canby H.S. Crossfire Oregon

High School/Club:
Baggerly recorded five goals and four assists in her senior year at Canby…finished third in the league…First Team All-League defender…totaled 18 points in her junior (3g, 12a)…helped Canby make the quarterfinals of the state tournament for the first time in school history…Second Team All-League…as a sophomore scored three goals and added two assists…helped Crossfire Oregon become the 2013 Surf Cup U18 Gold Bracket Champions…were 2013 OPL State finalists after winning the tournament in 2011 and 2012…two time PCU Summer Classic (Ore.) Champions…the Crossfire won the 2012 Winter League and were the runner-up in 2013…2012 Showcase of Champions (Wash.) Champions…2011 Surf Cup U16 Gold Bracket Champions…2011 Oswego Nike Cup Champions…played with the Oregon ODP.

Personal: daughter of Clay and Lisa Baggerly…has an older sister, Karley, who plays soccer at Gonzaga…has one younger brother, Cade…plans on studying journalism.

Coach Pittman: “We are ecstatic about adding a player of Olivia’s abilities to our 2014 roster. She is player that is very versatile and can play in a lot of positions on the field. She is most comfortable at outside back but could easily fill a hole for us at center back or even play up top to help us score goals. She has height, pace, athleticism as well as a good head for the game along with a tremendous shot on set plays. She has a bright future as a Vandal!” 

#17 Josilyn Daggs
Forward 5-5 Carson City, Nev. Carson H.S. Nevada Wonders

High School/Club: Daggs is a two-time Golden Boot Award winner (2010-11, 2013-14) for Carson H.S....lead Carson in goals and assists in 2013-14…4A All-Region First Team Forward in 2013-14…4A All-League selection in 2011…member of Nevada’s ODP team for four years…was on the ODP regional team in 2010…4A Sierra League Champions in 2010…ran track at Carson H.S…recorded 4A Regional and State Runner-Up finishes in 2013-14…4A All-Region First Team (100m hurdles) and Second Team (800m relay) in 2010-11.

Personal: Daughter of Tara and Mike Lannom; Jody Daggs…has three younger/older siblings, Tiana, Troy and Luke…major is undecided.

Coach Pittman: “Josi is going to really add a different dimension to our front line this coming season. We absolutely love her explosiveness and dynamic movement in the final third. She will give Big Sky opponent’s fits as they try to contain her feisty and physical style of play. On top of all these qualities, she can also score goals which will be very beneficial for our team as we look to revitalize our attack this season.” 


#22 Chloe Bell
Midfielder 5-7 Canby, Ore. Canby H.S. Crossfire Oregon

High School/Club:
Bell was a four-year varsity player for Canby H.S…2013 team captain…2013 First Team All-League and Second Team All-State selection…2012 First Team All-League…2010 6A State Champion…was 2007 and 2013 Oregon State Cup Finalist with the Oregon Crossfire…2009, 2011 and 2012 Oregon State Champions…2011 and 2013 Surf Cup Champions Gold Bracket…attended the 2009 and 2010 ID2 camps…ODP 2009 holdover camp…member ODP 2011 Regional Team…attended 2010-11 USSF National Team Training Center Camps.

Personal: Daughter of Loren and Jennifer Bell…has one older brother, Konnen, who plays club lacrosse at Oregon State….plans on majoring in either landscape architecture or environmental engineering.

Coach Pittman: “Chloe is the savvy one of the bunch! As a midfielder, she is very smooth and comfortable on the ball in tight spaces. When under pressure she has the ability to get out of trouble with skill and grace, or simply connect on a quick 1-2 combination, which allows her to unlock defenses at any moment. Her vision and tactical awareness will help us create many more goal scoring chances this season.” 

#20 Andes Archibald 
Defender/Midfielder 5-7 Richland, Wash. Richland H.S. Three Rivers SC/FC NOVA ECNL

High School/Club: Archibald was a four-year varsity starter at Richland H.S…helped lead the Bombers to three league championships and two district championships…was honored with First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Area as a defender her sophomore year, All-Area Midfielder her junior and First Team All-Conference and All-Area Midfielder during her senior year…played club soccer for Three Rivers SC for eight years, playing in the RCL for four years…played for FC Nova ECNL in her U18 season…was a TopDrawerSoccer.com three-star recruit.

Personal: Daughter of Harlow and David Archibald…has an older brother Evan…intends to major in exercise sciences.

Coach Pittman: “Andes is a tough hardnosed player that can play either as a holding midfielder or at center back. We feel her physical presence will be immensely valuable for us as we disrupt our opponent’s efforts to establish a rhythm of play. She is excellent in the air, tackles unapologetically and is very dangerous on set plays both on offense and defense. She will give her all for the Vandals!” 

  


#4 Kaitlyn Joy
Forward 5-8 Dripping Springs, Texas Dripping Springs H.S. Lonestar SC ECNL/Premier

High School/Club: Joy was a four-year varsity starter…led her team to three consecutive District Championships, reaching the Texas 4A regional quarterfinals in 2013…led her team in goals and assists 2011-13…Second Team All-District, Second Team All-Academic 2011-2013…three-year varsity letterman in track…qualified for the Texas 4A State Regional meet in both the 200m, 4x200m and 4X400m…Led Lonestar Premier team to 2013 USYS National Cup placement and Texas State Finals…was a member of the 2012 Lonestar ECNL team in its ECNL Texas Conference Championship and 2013 ENCL National Championship qualifier…2011-2013 South Texas State ODP player…2013 Region III ODP team player...2011-12 USSF training center invitee.

Personal: Daughter of Preston and Monica Joy…has one younger brother, Jakob…father played football at the United States Naval Academy…grandfather played football at Idaho in 1958…majoring in environmental engineering.

Coach Pittman: “Kaitlyn is a quick, hardworking attacker that will cause teams problems with her deceptive ability on the ball and knack for scoring goals. She will add needed depth and craftiness to a strong group of attacking players that we have on our roster. She will fit in well for us because she isn’t afraid to go all out every time she is on the field.” 

 


#27 Bethany Leliefeld
Defender 5-5 Boring, Ore. Sam Barlow H.S. Eastside Timbers

High School/Club: Leliefeld was selected as the 2012 Mt. Hood Conference Player of the Year…was Second Team All-State selection in 2012 and 2013…two-year captain at Sam Barlow…helped ESUFC Arsenal to a second-place finish at the 2010 Oregon State Cup…also competed in basketball and track…finished ninth overall in the triple jump at the 2012 State meet.

Personal: Daughter of Don and Vicky Leliefeld…volunteered with Loaves and Fishes and Meals on Wheels and Adopt-A-Family…worked as a soccer referee…has a younger brother, Kyle…and an older sister, Sydney, who throws javelin at Northern Arizona University. 

Coach Pittman: “We anticipate that Bethany will immediately challenge for playing time in one of our biggest areas of concern, defense. She is very physical, tough in tackles and brave when providing an element of stability to the back line. We love her ability to communicate and direct from a central defender role as well as provide a heading presence when teams try to play over the top. She will be a big help at the back.”

#19 Bret Baysinger
Forward 5-7 Richland, Wash. Hanford Three Rivers SC
High School/Club: Four-year varsity player at Hanford H.S…Hanford team captain in 2013…2013 First Team All-Conference defender…2013 First Team All-Area defender…honorable mention All-State defender in 2013…helped Three Rivers SC to an undefeated run in the annual Portland and Vegas showcase tournaments… first place at the Blue Mountain Exchange…2012 Mid-Columbia First Team All-Conference…2012 Second Team All-Area selection…voted best midfielder in 2012 by Hanford teammates.

Personal: Daughter of Janis Clardy and Seth Baysinger…two older siblings, Devin and Mae, and two younger siblings, Kamrace and Cayden.

Coach Pittman: “Bret is an athletic forward that has good size and an even better work ethic. She has solid speed and strength when trying to break down team’s defenders. We really like her ability to cause chaos because of her scrappiness and mindset to be disruptive. She will provide us depth in our forward lines that will be needed in our style of play.”


#16 Ashley Engberg
Midfielder 5-8 Moscow, Idaho Moscow H.S. NW Premier

High School/Club: Engberg was a three-year starter at Moscow H.S…was a 2013 Idaho 4A All-Inland Empire League First Team selection…voted Top Midfielder by her teammates and coaches…helped lead her team to the Inland Empire League Championship and a trip to the 4A State Tournament in 2012…played with Northwest Premier in 2012, 2013…scored the winning goal in overtime at the Nike Crossfire Challenge in the U17 Championship…participated in the Idaho Olympic Development Program from 2007-10…selected to the 96’ State team all four years and was selected to the Region IV player pool during the 2009 season…played for Moscow United from U11-U16…played for Idaho United in 2010, 2011.

Personal: Daughter of Matt and Carmen Engberg…has younger sister, Madison…intends to major in nutrition.

Coach Pittman: “As a home grown product of Moscow, we are happy to have Ashley as a part of our program because she was born to be a Vandal. She is a fast, hardworking flank player that can attack defenders on the dribble and provide quality service in the box for her teammates. We love her willingness to play on both sides of the ball defensively and offensively. It will be exciting to watch her develop during her career.” 


#21 Kimberly Gerken
Goalkeepr 5-8 Kingston, Wash. Kingston H.S. Westsound FC

High School/Club:
 Gerken played for Westsound FC in Silverdale, Wash...made State Quarterfinals in 2012...won Division II

Personal: She is the daughter of Ken and Debra…has two older sisters, Jessica and Tori, is on the rowing team at Washington State…captain of Kingston H.S. volleyball team...two time volleyball team MVP...2013 volleyball second team All-State...member of golf and gymnastics teams...competed in districts on the balance beam in 2011...lettered in all three sports...Olympic League scholar athlete...made it to 2012 Washington State Debate Finals...born in Elgin, Illinois...enjoys running, hiking, baking, golfing, kickboxing and playing piano…plans to major in political science.

Coach Pittman: "Goalkeeping is a big need for our team next fall and having Kimie here this spring shows her commitment to getting better and her desire to be a Vandal. As a goalkeeper, she has a high level of fitness, athleticism, height and is a brave shot-stopper, which will allow her to compete for playing time right away. We absolutely love her physical presence in the goal and her comfort level with the ball at her feet. Utilizing her to start an attack will be important for our team style." 


 

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