Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
|Vandal soccer adds three|
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho soccer coach Pete Showler announced the signing of three new Vandals to the women’s soccer team on Wednesday, the first day of National Letter of Intent signing day.
Idaho soccer welcomes forward Reagan Quigley (Woodinville, Wash.), midfielder Jocelyn “JP” Burgess (La Center, Wash.) and defender Josie Greenwood (Spokane, Wash.) to the program. All three will join the Vandals in the fall as freshmen.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to give credit to the hard work my staff and the people behind the scenes in our department who have been involved in this whole process,” Showler said. “We’ve recruited three top-notch student-athletes with personality, pride, passion and great core values that will help us continue the positive momentum and direction our program is headed.”
Quigley is a 5-6 forward who is a three-year varsity player who scored 42 goals in three seasons for Woodinville High School. She led the Falcons to the Washington 4A state quarterfinal in 2010 as a junior and earned 2011 All-KingCo 4A honorable mention accolades. She was also a state finalist in the 400m for the WHS track team and helped its 4x400m relay to a state runner-up finish in 2009.
Burgess is a 5-6 center mid who played varsity soccer all four years at La Center High School and ended her career with school-record totals of 70 goals and 78 assists. She was a 2011 Washington 1A Second-Team All-State selection, a 2010 Washington 1A First-Team All-State honoree and was the 2010 Trico League Offensive MVP. Burgess was also selected to the Olympic Development Program (ODP) national pool in 2010 and 2011.
Greenwood is a 5-11 defender for Lewis and Clark High School. She led the Tigers to a 14-3 overall record and a 7-2 Greater Spokane League tally in 2011. As a junior in 2010, she helped the Tigers to an 18-2-1 record and regular-season GSL title. She was a Washington 4A Second-Team All-State pick and a First-Team All-GSL honoree in 2010 as a junior. She helped Lewis and Clark advance to the Washington 4A state quarterfinal round in both 2009 and 2010.
Greenwood carries on an impressive string of Vandal players from the Spokane Shadow club team. She played club ball with current Vandals Annie Millard and Katie Baran, and Idaho’s roster includes Shadow alumnae Liz Boyden, Chelsie Breen, Mary Condon, Erica Hart and Lauren Layton.
“They’re getting quality coaching there and it’s paying off,” Showler said of the Shadow club team. “The number of players we have coming through that program and coming to Idaho is a reflection on that.”
Idaho graduated one player, defender Alison “Larry” Page, from last year’s squad that qualified for a second-consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament and advanced to the semifinal round for the first time in school history. Showler said that he’s excited to see what the three new Vandals can add to an already-strong group.
“They’re three girls who are great in the classroom, passionate about the game and with bubbling personalities – very exciting acquisitions for the Vandal family,” Showler said. “Larry will be sadly missed, but we’re bringing in three quality student-athletes who are going to give us great depth and competition at every spot.”
2012 Idaho Soccer Signees:
Spokane, Wash. (Lewis and Clark HS)
Club: Spokane Shadow (Kevin Moon)
Coach Showler says: “Josie is a very strong player … she’s a powerful tackler and good in the air … she defends with purpose, so she’s a great acquisition on our defensive line … she plays equally well centrally or outside … any time you get good height, it’s going to cause problems defensively and also on the offensive side with set pieces and corners.”
High School/Club: Greenwood is a two-year varsity starter for Lewis and Clark High School … led Lewis and Clark to a 14-3-0 overall record and a 7-2-0 tally in the GSL in 2011 for a third-place league finish … 2010 Washington 4A Second-Team All-State … 2010 First-Team All-Greater Spokane League … helped lead Lewis and Clark to an 18-2-1 record and regular-season GSL title in 2010 … helped her team advance to the Washington 4A state quarterfinals in both 2009 and 2010 … plays for the Spokane Shadow club team … helped lead the Shadow to the Washington State Cup semifinals in 2009 and 2010 … also helped the team advance to the U.S. Club Soccer regional semifinal and the Denver Cup semifinal … in 2007, she helped the team claim the U.S. Club Soccer Region G Premier title, as well as the Super Y League Northwest crown and a berth to the Super Y League National Finals … sister Lexi plays soccer at Portland State.
Jocelyn “JP” Burgess
La Center, Wash. (La Center HS)
Club: VUSA Premier (Steve Studley)
Coach Showler says: “JP has a phenomenal soccer IQ … she’s very smart about how she plays the game and she has great vision … we watched her recently at a tournament and she played outside back, outside mid, center mid, and forward – she can adapt to any situation and she has the tools to do it well … she’s a crafty, tricky player … she brings the whole package and she’s going to bolster a fantastic central midfield that we already have.”
High School/Club: Burgess was a four-year varsity player for La Center High School … 2011 First-Team All-Trico League … 2011 Washington 1A Second-Team All-State … scored all three goals for La Center in a 3-2 win over Tenino HS in the district tournament to clinch a 2011 Washington 1A state tournament bid … 2010 Washington 1A First-Team All-State … 2010 Trico League Offensive MVP … 2009 First-Team All-Trico League … finished her career with school-record totals of 70 goals and 78 assists … plays for the VUSA Timbers club team … was voted 2010 Female Athlete of the Year for the VUSA Premier SC … while with Eastside FC, she helped lead the team to a 2010 U.S. Soccer regional title, THUSC College Showcase title, 2009 Surf Cup College Showcase title, a 2009 Washington PDL Division title, a 2008 Chinook Cup championship and a third-place national finish in 2007 … was invited to the Olympic Development Program national training pool in 2010 and 2011, as well as the ODP National Development Camp in 2010 … was voted student body president at La Center High School in the 2010-11 school year
Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS)
Club: Whatcom FC Rangers (Travis Connell)
Coach Showler says: “Reagan is a very strong, feisty, quick forward … she never quits and she’ll run through a brick wall for you … she battles and scraps everywhere … she gets a toe in, turns the ball over and finishes the ball well … she’s a different type of forward than we have right now, so it will add to the blend … she’s an out-and-out goal scorer, she poaches goals and also creates goals … as a defender, she’s a nightmare player to play against and as an attacker, she’s the player you want on your side.”
High School/Club: Quigley is a three-year varsity player for Woodinville High School and 2011 team captain … 2011 Honorable Mention All-KingCo 4A … helped Woodinville advance to the 2010 Washington 4A state quarterfinal round … scored 42 goals in three seasons and led the Falcons in assists both as a junior and as a senior … also competes in track and field and helped Woodinville to a Washington 4A state runner-up finish and a KingCo title in the 4x400m relay … also placed 12th in the state in the open 400m in 2010 … plays for the Whatcom FC Rangers club team … was the 2011 leading scorer for the FC Alliance Gold ’93 club team in 2011 and helped lead the team to an RCL Division 2 title, as well as a 2010 National Cup IX U16 Premier regional title … was a team captain for FC Alliance Gold ’93 from 2009-11 … served as junior class president in 2010-11 and was voted student body president for the 2011-12 school year at Woodinville … also a member of National Honor Society and Model United Nations.