February 04, 2004
USI women’s soccer pick up six on signing day
University of Southern Indiana Head Coach Krissy Meek has added a trio of backs, a pair of midfielders, and a forward on the first signing day of 2004.
Locally, the Eagles signed forward Casey Alexander from Evansville’s Central High School. Alexander helped lead the Bears to a 12-2-4 overall record and a number 13 ranking in the final IHSAA poll. She also was named ISCA Academic All-State, second team All-City, and Academic All-City.
Alexander also played nine seasons for the Evansville Elite under Ian Dunbar. The team has accumulated a record of 226-41-30 during that time.
“Alexander is extremely fast and has a great feel for the game,” said Meek. “She is a player that every coach likes to have on their team because she will do whatever it takes to win.”
From Noblesville, Indiana, and Noblesville High School, the Eagles have signed midfielder Mallory Brehmer and back Keri Land. Brehmer was a four-year varsity starter that was named first team All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference, All-County, and honorable mention All-State during her career.
Land was named All-HCC and Academic All-District in 2003 and 2004 on the NHS teams that won the HCC championships in both years. Both Brehmer and Land played on the F.C. Pride Blazers and participated in the Indiana Olympic Development program.
Joining Brehmer in the midfield will be Julie Collins from Merrillville (Indiana) High School. Collins is a three-time All-District perfomer who was first team All-Area as a senior. She also was a member the Indiana State Olympic Development team in 2001 and 2002 and played for the MSA Mystique in 2003.
Meek also has added back Kim Hodoval, from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois, and Jessica Stawick, from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stawick helped Lawrence North to a top 10 state ranking each season.
“Adding Land, Hodoval, and Stawick to our team will give our defense a lot of athleticism and depth,” Meek said. “Land is an outside defender that has the speed and physical presence to shoot down an entire side. Hodoval and Stawick, like Land, are very talented and aggressive players that will be competing for a starting position next fall.
“Collins and Brehmer are very solid midfielders with completely opposite styles,” continued Meek. “Collins is a wing player with great foot skills and distribution of the ball. Brehmer is a player that physically dominates and controls the entire middle of the field.”
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information