February 07, 2007
USI women's soccer signs three on signing day
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent for the 2008 season. The three players – a goalkeeper and two forwards – are the first to sign with Head Coach Krissy Engelbrecht during the spring signing period.
Signing from Marian High School (Mishawaka, Indiana) is goalkeeper Ashleigh Lemp. The Osceola, Indiana, native was a three time All-District and All-Conference performer for MHS. She also was named the Northern Indiana High School Goalkeeper of the Year in 2006 after setting the MHS record for career saves.
Lemp also was a member of the MHS squads that were the conference champions in 2005 and 2006 and the sectional and regional champion in 2006.
"The addition of Ashleigh will solidify our goalkeeping situation," said Engelbrecht. "Ashleigh comes from a good program and has the experience to step right in and contribute."
Joining the USI squad from Portage High School (Portage, Indiana) is forward Casey Bryan. The native of Portage, Indiana, was a three-sport participant at PHS, lettering in soccer, track, and basketball. She was the soccer team captain the last two seasons and the Most Valuable Player in 2006. PHS advanced the Indiana state finals in 2006.
Coming across the Ohio River to begin her collegiate career is forward Victoria Fralick. Fralick joins the USI squad after lettering in soccer at Lyon County High School (Eddyville, Kentucky). The three-time Kentucky All-State performer was a four-time first team All-Region and three-time All-District player in soccer.
Fralick finished her prep career at LCHS as the all-time leader in goals scored and assists. She also set the single-season record in both categories.
As a team LCHS won four district championships, two regional championships, and four Kentucky All-A Regional championships.
"Both Casey and Victoria have a nose for the goal," said Engelbrecht. "They are capable goal scorers, who should help us become more consistent on the offensive end of the field."
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information