Feb. 12, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Soccer Team added eight new student-athletes to its ranks in the most recent signing period. The Bobcats will be welcoming two defenders, three midfielders, and three new forwards to the program for the 2013-14 academic year.
Five of these new student-athletes will come from the state of Ohio, while Indiana (1), Maryland (1), and Michigan (1) are also represented in the class.
"It is exciting because this is a new era of Ohio Soccer," said new Head Coach Aaron Rodgers. "I think that each one of these young ladies is committed to Ohio Soccer, be it through me as the head coach or the former staff, which did a bulk of the recruiting with them. With the transition, they all committed to stay with Ohio, which means a lot to the program because they want to be a part of Ohio University."
"This attitude is something which I've really tried to instill in the current players on the team: we want to be over-the-top proud of being an Ohio Soccer player," Rodgers added. "It's more than being just a Mid-American Conference soccer player and a college soccer player, but about being an Ohio University Bobcat soccer player. The young ladies that committed with us are truly going to be Ohio Soccer players. We're excited about that because that's going to be a huge part of the culture that I want to instill in our program moving forward."
Allison Cislo | FWD
Crownsville, Md. | Old Mill High School
Prior to Ohio: Played forward at Old Mill High School ... Scored 61 goals and recorded 11 assists in her high school career ... Recorded four hat tricks during her senior season ... Team captain (2010-12) ... First Team All-State (2010-12) ... All-State Honorable Mention (2009) ... First Team Coaches All-County (2009-12) ... First Team Capital Gazette (2009-12) ... Team MVP (2009, 2011, 2012) ... Second Team Baltimore Sun All-Metro (2012) ... First Team Baltimore Sun All-Metro (2011) ... Second Team All-Metro Washington Post (2012) ... Honorable Mention All-Metro Washington Post (2010-11) ... Anne Arundel County Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention (Oct. 2011) ... Ann Arundel County Athlete of the Week (Oct. 2010) ... Played club soccer for Freestate Soccer Alliance ECNL U18 ... Scored 63 goals and recorded 30 assists during her club career ... U15 club team was Maryland State Cup champions in 2010 ... U16 club team was Maryland State Cup finalists in 2011 ... U16 Futsal team was Maryland State Cup champions in 2011 ... High school Scholar Athlete (2009-12).
Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1995 ... Daughter of Jeff and Diane ... Has one brother (Matthew) and one sister (Jennifer) ... Sister has played college soccer for two years ... Favorite athlete is Alex Morgan ... Favorite team is the United States Women's National Soccer Team ... Enjoys snowboarding and hanging out with friends ... Undecided on a major (Arts and Sciences) ... Earned high school's "Minds in Motion" award (2009-12) ... Named to the Principal's Honor Roll ... Member of the National Honor Society (2011-13) ... Goes by "Alli."
Natalie Estes | MF
Zionsville, Ind. | Zionsville Community High School
Prior to Ohio: Played center midfield at Zionsville Community High School ... Team leader in assists during her junior and senior seasons ... Team MVP during senior season, leading team in goals (9), assists (6), and points (24) ... Senior team won the sectional championship ... 2012 NSCAA Scholar All-American ... 2012 ISCA Top Team Player ... 2012 ISCA First Team All-State ... 2012 ISCA First Team All-District ... 2012 Indianapolis Star Girls Soccer Super Team member ... 2012 ISCA Academic All-State ... 2012 ICGSA Soccer First Team All-State ... 2012 ICGSA Academic All-State Honorable Mention ... 2012 Hoosier Crossroads Conference All-Conference Team ... 2012 team leadership award winner ... 2011 ISCA Academic All-State ... 2011 HCC Honorable Mention ... 2011 All-District Honorable Mention ... Played club soccer for Carmel United Soccer Club.
Personal: Born Nov. 15, 1994 ... Daughter of Julia and Robert ... Has one brother, Aaron ... Enjoys listening to music, art, and reading fiction and nonfiction books ... Favorite athlete is Clay Matthews ... Favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers ... Plans to major in Journalism ... Member of the following clubs in high school: student council (freshman class co-president), Best Buddies, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Eagles as Leaders, and Key Club ... Goes by "Nat."
Allison Kall | D
North Royalton, Ohio | North Royalton High School
Prior to Ohio: Played defense at North Royalton High School ... Recorded six goals and four assists throughout her three-year career ... Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman ... All-District Honorable Mention in 2009 ... All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2010 ... Played club soccer for Cleveland Futbol Club 2008-12) and Internationals S.C. ... CFC was two-time State Cup champions ... CFC was two-time State Cup runners up ... Earned National League honors from 2010-12 ... Also played basketball and competed on the varsity track team in high school.
Personal: Born Dec. 1, 1994 ... Daughter of Sarah and Al ... Has one sister, Amanda ... Enjoys running and working out ... Favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson because of his amazing ACL recovery ... Favorite teams include the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Browns, and Ohio Bobcats ... Plans to major in Communications or Business ... Participated in the Letterman's Club in high school ... Goes by "Allie."
Alexis Milesky | FWD
Plain City, Ohio | Jonathan Alder High School
Prior to Ohio: Played forward at Jonathan Alder High School ... Scored 42 goals and recorded 52 assists during her high school career ... Captain of her high school team in 2011 and 2012 ... Named Third Team All-District in 2009 ... First Team All-District in 2010 ... First Team All-Ohio in 2012 ... First Team All-Region in 2012 ... Is the high school record-holder for assists in a single season ... 2009 team finished as district runners up ... Played 10 years of club soccer for Ohio Premier ... Played three years of varsity basketball.
Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1994 ... Daughter of Bill and Tammy ... Has one sister, Alivia ... Interested in 4H and basketball ... Favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Member of the National Honor Society (Treasurer) in high school ... Plans to major in Nursing ... Goes by "Lexi."
Kinsey Swartztrauber | MF
Clayton, Ohio | Northmont High School
Prior to Ohio: Played midfield at Northmont High School ... Appeared in 68 games during her career, scoring 23 goals and distributing six assists ... Team captain during the 2012 season ... Good Samaritan Sportsmanship Award winner in 2009 ... GWOC All-Division Special Mention in 2010 ... GWOC Student Leadership Conference attendee in 2010 and 2011 ... MSSCA All-District First Team in 2012 ... All GWOC Central First Team in 2012 ... Team MVP in 2012 ... Rotary Athlete of the Month in 2012 ... Subway Athlete of the Week in 2012 ... Boord-Henne Athlete of the Month in 2012 ...Played club soccer for Metro FC Coraggio Premier (four years) ... Club team finished tied for first in the MRL First Division in 2011-12 ... Club team was 2011 Nike Challenge Cup champions ... Club team was a 2010 Ohio South State Cup quarterfinalist ... Club team was a 2009 CASL Showcase semifinalist.
Personal: Born Jun. 27, 1995 ... Daughter of Joe and Shelley ... Has one sister, Kelby ... Four year Honor Roll member in high school ... A valedictorian candidate in 2013 ... Involved with the following groups at high school: Peer Tutoring, SAAD, Blood Drive Committee, Prom Committee Link Crew ... Favorite athlete is Alex Morgan ... Listed favorite teams as the United States Women's National Team and the Ohio Bobcats ... Plans to major in Biological Sciences.
Mollie Whitacre | MF
Perrysburg, Ohio | Perrysburg High School
Prior to Ohio: Played midfield at Perrysburg High School ... Appeared in 84 games during her career, scoring 19 goals and registering 20 assists ... 2012 team won the Division One State Championship with a perfect record of 23-0-0, scoring 108 goals while only allowing five ... Four-year record in high school was 73 wins, seven losses, four ties ... 2012 Max Prep Sports ranked her team sixth in the nation ... Ranked No. 1 in the state in 2012 ... Ranked No. 2 in the nation per NSCAA in 2012 ... 2012 First Team All-State ... 2012 NSCAA Region IV All-Regional Team ... 2011 and 2012 All District Northwest Ohio ... 2011 and 2012 First Team All-League Northwest Ohio ... Played club soccer for Greater Toledo Futbol Club (two years) and Pacesetter Soccer Club (2010-present) ... Captained her U17 Pacesetter team ... Also played basketball for two years in high school.
Personal: Born Mar. 22, 1995 ... Daughter of Keith and Amy ... Has one sister, Maggie ... Father played football at Fairmont State (W.Va.) from 1985-89 ... Enjoys hiking, biking, word searches, skiing, and playing with her dog ... Lists favorite athlete as Travis Pastrana and favorite team as the Minnesota Vikings ... Involved in student council during high school and volunteered at a local elementary school ... Undecided on a major.
Erin Wrubel | D/MF
Troy, Mich. | Troy High School
Prior to Ohio: Played soccer for Troy High School ... Scored seven goals and recorded 13 assists in her career ... High school team was a state finalist in 2011 and 2012 ... High school team won regional titles in 2011 and 2012 ... High school team won district titles in 2010, 2011, and 2012 ... Named to the All-District Team in 2011 and 2012 ... Named to the All-League Team in 2012 ... All-County Honorable Mention in 2012 ... Recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award in 2010-12 ... Played club soccer for Vardar ECNL 95 (2010-present) and Force Football Club (2002-10) ... Captained Vardar ECNL 95 from 2011-13.
Personal: Born May 17, 1995 ... Daughter of Shawn and Maureen ... Has one brother, Benjamin ... Cousin Emily Mattei plays soccer at Saginaw Valley University ... Enjoys reading, writing, music, debate, and politics ... Lists favorite athletes as Carli Lloyd and Brandi Chastain ... Lists favorite teams as the United States Women's National Team, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, and Arsenal ... Staff writer and advertising manager for The Troy Independent, Troy High School's student paper ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Peer mediator, writing tutor, and member of the French Club during high school ... Plans to major in International Business with a foreign language minor ... Goes by "Rubes" or "Ruby."
Erica Ytterbo | FWD
Miamisburg, Ohio | Miamisburg High School
Prior to Ohio: Played forward for Miamisburg High School ... Scored 57 goals in her career, setting a new school record ... Scored 23 goals in her senior season, setting a school record ... Accumulated 154 points in her career, setting a school record ... Captained her high school team in 2011 and 2012 ... Team made it to the District Finals in 2011 and 2012 ... Team finished second in Midwest Region League in 2012 ... First Team All-GWOC South in 2010 ... Third Team All-Miami Valley in 2010 ... First Team All-GWOC, First Team All-GWOC South, Second Team All-Miami Valley, and second leading scorer in GWOC during 2011 season ... First Team All-GWOC South, Dayton South All-Star Team member, First Team All-Area South, All-GWOC Conference Team, and second leading scorer in GWOC during 2012 season ... Edward Jones Investments Outstanding Athlete of the Month in September of 2012 ... Competed on the gymnastics team during her freshman year.
Personal: Born May 5, 1995 ... Daughter of Eric and Priscilla ... Only child ... Enjoys skiing ... Lists favorite athlete as Lionel Messi ... Lists favorite teams as Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United ... Plans to major in Business Pre-Law ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Interact Club.