March 24, 2003
USI women’s soccer signs five more for 2003
Four from Indiana and one from Colorado
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer program announced the signing of five more freshmen for the 2003 season. Head Coach Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht has signed eight players this spring.
Locally, the Screaming Eagles signed Casey Hrvatin, a goalkeeper from Evansville, Indiana, and Megan Williams, a midfielder from Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
Hrvatin, who lettered in soccer and softball at Bosse High School, is an All-State and two-time All-District performer. She also was named All-Conference as a senior and three times to the Academic All-City team. Hrvatin also played locally for the Blitz U-16, United U-18, and Elite U-19 teams.
Williams was a four-time Most Valuable Player and All-Conference performer at Mt. Vernon High School. She also was named Academic All-District and second team All-District. Williams also played locally for three years with the Evansville United and one year with the Evansville Lady Blitz.
“Hrvatin and Williams are very intelligent and talented players,” said Meek-Engelbrecht. “Hrvatin will definitely be competing for the starting goalkeeping position, while Williams will be a candidate for one of our three starting forward positions.”
Traveling to USI from within the state of Indiana is midfielder Rebecca Cripe from Argos, Indiana, and back Mindy Gardner from Aurora, Indiana.
An All-State and All-District performer at Argos High School, Cripe helped lead AHS to the 1999 and 2002 sectional championships and the 2000 regional title. Gardner was an honorable mention All-State, All-District and three-time All-Conference performer at South Dearborn High School.
An all-around athlete, Gardner earned letters in soccer, basketball and track.
Meek-Engelbrecht said, “Cripe and Gardner have a lot of natural ability and will be two of our fastest players next season.”
Traveling the farthest to USI next year is back Kimberly Husky from Littleton, Colorado. Husky, who lettered in soccer, cross country, and track at Chatfield High School, was a Colorado state qualifier in track and cross country.
“An all-around solid player with both size and speed, Husky will be an immediate improvement for the defense,” concluded Meek Engelbrecht.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information