Ferris State University women's soccer head coach Matt Kellogg has added two more prep student-athletes to its 2011 recruiting class as Samantha Kay (Portage/Northern) and Leanne Boehm (Macomb/Henry Ford II) will play for the Bulldogs, starting with this 2011 fall season.
Kay has received both all-state and all-district honors the past three seasons (2008-10) at Portage (Mich.) Northern High School, which included 2010 second-team all-state recognition. The 5-3 forward, who will serve as a team captain this spring in her senior year for head coach Andy Fuehr, registered 57 points with 21 goals and 15 assists as a junior in 2010. The three-year (2008-10) varsity letterwinner accumulated 52 points on 20 goals and 12 assists in the 2009 season after compiling 63 points in 2008 as a freshman by tallying 25 goals to go with 13 assists.
Kay will be reunited with former PNHS teammate and current FSU women's soccer student-athlete Cassie VanderSloot. The two were also teammates for the TKO Premier Soccer club team and Kay helped the team capture the 2008 Midwest Regional League (MRL) First Division Championship title.
The daughter of Scott and Kristin Kay of Portage, Mich., Sam will graduate this spring and plans to major in nursing at Ferris State.
"Sam is going to be a great attacking addition to our program this fall," said Kellogg, who guided Ferris State to a 7-9-3 overall record with a 7-6-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division mark in his initial campaign this past fall. "She's a very crafty player who's quick on the dribble and can cause some trouble for opposing back line. On top of what she brings to the field, Sam is a great student and a great person to work with.
"I'm very excited that we were able to add Sam to the Ferris family," added Kellogg.
A midfielder-defender, Boehm was tabbed a Division I all-state honorable mention performer in 2010 at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. A two-time (2009 and 2010) Macomb Area Conference (MAC) First-Team selection, Boehm has been named to the MAC All-Academic Team the last three seasons (2008-10). As a junior in 2010, she was chosen as the team's Most Valuable Player and also was the recipient of the squad's Best Defensive Player Award. A three-year (2008-10) starter and letterwinner, Boehm has been voted as the 2011 team captain for head coach Teri Steinwascher's team.
Boehm has held membership in the National Honor Society and served as a freshmen mentor in both her junior and senior years. She also has been active in the school's Interact Club.
In club soccer, Boehm has competed in the Midwest Regional League's (MRL) Premier Division for the Michigan Gators. She was a member of the 2009 team which won the state cup and helped lead head coach Henry Steinwascher's squad to a runner-up finish in 2010. Boehm also spent two years with the ODP Michigan State team where she played for FSU head coach Matt Kellogg at the ODP Regional Camp.
Leanne, the daughter of Randy and Julie Boehm of Macomb, Mich., will study health sciences at FSU this fall upon her high school graduation this spring.
"Leanne is going to be a positive addition to the midfield," said Kellogg. "Leanne has great vision in the midfield and the ability to get the ball to her teammates anywhere on the field. She's a versatile player and can fill the role of attacking out of the midfield or can sit in the middle and defend for us as well. Leanne is the type of player that will bring a positive attitude to practice everyday and make our training environment better.
"I'm thrilled that Leanne wanted to be a Bulldog," Kellogg added.
The addition of Kay and Boehm brings FSU's recruiting class to eight individuals, who all hail from Michigan. Comprising the group are Taylor DiCicco (Washington Township/Eisenhower), Fendi Foster (Sterling Heights/Stevenson), Stephanie Garland (Macomb/L'Anse Creuse North), Jenna Ruimveld (Vicksburg), Sara Sikorski (Rochester Hills/Rochester), and Jessica Wineke (Rochester Hills/Adams).