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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

July 23, 2002

Okey Returns, Cabreros Sign With 'Cats

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University head women's soccer coach Joann Wolf has announced the signing of one student-athlete and the return of another.

Kapua Cabreros (Kahului, Hawaii), a 5-foot 2-inch forward from Maui High School, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play with the Bearcats this fall. Cabreros was a Maui Interscholastic League first-team all-star as a senior. She was named to the second-team as a junior and was an honorable mention selection as both a freshman and sophomore.

Cabreros was the team captain for Maui High last season and also earned the team's Most Outstanding Player award. She was also a standout basketball player and track and field athlete at Maui High.

"Kapua has read good speed and that will help us out a lot," Wolf said.

Meanwhile, Wolf also announced that forward Rory Okey (Littleton, Colo.) has rejoined the team. Okey played for Northwest during the 2000 season, but left school prior to the 2001 campaign. As a freshman in 2000, Okey was Northwest's leading scorer, recording eight goals and one assist. She was also an honorable mention All-MIAA selection.

"Rory's return will be great for us," Wolf said. "I think the year away from school really helped in her maturation process."

Wolf said the pair of forwards should give Northwest a strong offensive threat for the upcoming 2002 season.

"Offensively we really need some punch," Wolf said. "I think these two should really give up that goal-scoring threat we've been missing. Kapua has a lot of speed and Rory can really do a lot with the ball. This could be the missing piece of the puzzle."

Okey will be a sophomore at Northwest this fall, while Cabreros will be a freshman

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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