Several new faces will be joining the Ferris State University women's soccer program this fall as eight student-athletes have inked a National Letter of Intent to don the Crimson and Gold as announced by FSU women' soccer head coach Matt Kellogg.
The eight-member class consists of three forwards, three midfielders, one defender, and one goalkeeper.
"This recruiting class is a great group of players on and off the field," said Kellogg, who will begin his second year directing the Bulldogs this fall. "I have had an opportunity to know these eight student-athletes well through the recruiting process and know they're not only great players, but great people as well.
"This class will definitely help us to build on the successes the program had this past fall and keep us moving forward. I expect a lot out of this group right from the start and to help push our veterans to a new levels of play," added Kellogg.
Comprising the group are forward Jenna Ruimveld (Vicksburg), defender-forward Fendi Foster (Sterling Heights/Stevenson), midfielder Taylor Dicicco (Washington Township/Eisenhower), forward-midfielder Samantha Kay (Portage/Northern), goalkeeper Jessica Wineke (Rochester Hills/Adams), forward Sara Sikorski (Rochester Hills/Rochester), midfielder-forward Stephanie Garland (Macomb/L'Anse Creuse North), and midfielder Leanne Boehm (Macomb/Henry Ford II).
Kellogg believes this group not only fills the team's major needs, but also adds versatility and depth.
"At the end of last season, we had quite a few injuries and just didn't seem to have the depth to finish strong," said Kellogg. "This class certainly addresses the need for more depth. With five of the seven players we lost from last year's squad being attacking players, this class is loaded with attackers that can play a variety of roles for us in the attack."
An in-depth release highlighting these eight Bulldog signees will be forthcoming in the near future.
Ferris State registered a 7-9-3 overall record for the 2010 season, which included a fourth-place 7-6-2 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (GLIAC) North Division.