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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 5, 2009

Hoza Signs Three in 2009 Recruiting Class


MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State women's soccer coach Tracy Hoza has announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent for the 2009 season: Katie Beiermann (Columbus, Neb.), Amanda Bundrant (Overland Park, Kan.) and Alannah "Ali" Swaggart (Belton, Mo.).

The three will all enter as freshman after the Bearcats posted the most successful season in program history. Northwest went 10-8-2 and defeated a pair of top 10 opponents while placing three players on the All-MIAA team.

"We are delighted to welcome Katie, Amanda and Ali to our program and University," said Hoza. "They are three quality young student-athletes."

• KATIE BEIERMANN (Columbus, Neb.) - 5-10 - Forward
High School: Scotus Central Catholic; Head Coach: Kevin Stout; Club Coach: Reuben Hughes; Parents: Alan and Kelly Beiermann
Beiermann is two-time all-state selection for the Shamrocks entering her senior season this spring. In her first three seasons, she's scored 46 goals and provided 25 assists in leading Scotus Central Catholic to two state playoff appearances.

Beiermann also led Scotus Central Catholic to three state volleyball titles in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and is the third person in program history to play on the varsity squad as a freshman and was a four-year letterwinner. She is in the program record books seven times while earning first-team all-state and second-team all-Nebraska honors last season.

Beiermann is also a three-year starter for the Shamrock basketball team, where she has led the team in scoring all three years.

"Katie is an outstanding athlete," said Hoza. "She will definitely add more goal-scoring capabilities to our attack."

• AMANDA BUNDRANT (Lenexa, Kan.) - 5-4 - Forward
High School: Shawnee Mission West; Head Coach: Sarah Gonzales; Club Coach: Derek Shoare; Parents: Bill and Connie Bundrant
Bundrant was a second-team all-state forward three times from 2006-08 and was the Vikings' leading goal-scoring last season. She was the only freshman on the varsity squad in 2006 as the team finished second in the Class 6A state tournament and was the only sophomore on varsity and ended the season sixth in Shawnee Mission West's goal-scoring records.

As a member of the KC Dynamos club team, she appeared in five Kansas State Youth Soccer Association championship games, winning three (2004, 2005, 2007). The Dynamos were United State Youth Soccer Region II semifinalists in 2005 and 2007. Bundrant also participated in two regional Olympic Development Program camps in 2004 and 2007.

"Amanda is a very sold, well-rounded player," said Hoza. "She will be very versatile in the midfield and she can score goals."

• ALLANNAH "ALI" SWAGGERT (Belton, Mo.) - 5-10 - Goalkeeper
High School: Belton; Head Coach: Kevin Hodgell; Club Coach: Ricky Olivares; Parents: Greg and Brenda Swaggert
Swaggert is a two-time first-team all-conference and all-district player heading into her senior season. She was the conference goalkeeper of the year in her sophomore and junior seasons and was the defensive player of the year last season. She's a captain and three-time letterwinner for the Pirates.

Swaggert was a member of the Bayern Munich soccer club in Kansas City and participated in the 2008 regional Olympic Development Program camp.

Swaggert is also a two-time first-team all-conference selection in softball and earned first-time all-district honors her junior season. She's a three-time letterwinner and two-year captain.

Swagger is also active in National Honor Society and the A+ Program. She's an honor student while enrolling in Advance Placement courses.

"Ali is a fantastic young athlete," said Hoza. "She has great work ethic and will have a bright future with the Bearcats."