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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 11, 2010

Bearcats Receive Five Commitments for 2010

 

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State women's soccer coach Tracy Hoza has announced the names of five student-athletes who have committed to play soccer at Northwest beginning in the fall. Four of the athletes will enroll as freshman, while the other recruit will have two seasons of eligibility after transferring from a Division I school.

The following is an alphabetical listing of all five recruits, some information about the student-athletes and some of coach Hoza's comments on them:

KELSEY ADAMS, Savannah, Mo., 5-7 - goalkeeper
Parents: Mickey and Sharon Adams HS Head Coach: Jeff O'Neal Club Team Coach: Honka Zlitni
Notes: Adams was a three-time first-team all-district selection at goalie and two-time honorable mention all-conference. She was voted the Most Valuable Freshman and Most Valuable Player in her career at Savannah High School. Adams was also a second-team all-conference selection and a team captain for two seasons and also played for the Futura Fusion club team.

Coach Hoza: "Kelsey is a great athlete, a hard worker and has a fantastic attitude. We are looking forward to having her join the Bearcat family."

JORDAN ALBRIGHT, Wildwood, Mo., 5-9 - defense/midfielder
Parents: Bruce and Connie Albright HS Head Coach: Brian Haddock Club Team Coach: Leo Asaro
Notes: Albright helped lead Nerinx Hall to a perfect league record in 2009 and an ESPN Rise Poll No. 1 ranking for several weeks. Albright was a captain for two of her club teams, the Vardar Missouri Soccer Club and the Metro Strikers. She also led the Strikers and Vardar to multiple tournament titles and top-four finishes.

Coach Hoza: "Jordan is a versatile midfielder. She is extremely strong and will definitely add to our midfield position."

ANNA CALGAARD, Omaha, Neb., 5-5 midfielder
Parents: Mike Calgaard and Julie Morrison HS Head Coach: Jacque Tevis-Butler
Club Team Coach: Doug Trenerry
Notes: Calgaard was a two-year starter for Millard West High School, who helped the Wildcats to two state titles in the past three seasons. She set the school record for most assists in a single season with 17 last year, which also ranked second in the state. Calgaard added 14 assists in 2008 and was named honorable mention all-state the past two seasons. Calgaard played for the Gladiator Rio/Omaha FC Elite 1 club team and helped lead them to a state championship. Anna also was on the state traveling team, the 1991 Nebraska ODP and helped them become the first Nebraska team to win regionals.

Coach Hoza: "With having graduated numerous outside-midfielders we're looking forward to Anna coming in and helping us at that position. She is technically very good with both her left and right feet."

EMILEE DAVISON, Kansas City, Mo., 5-1 - midfielder/forward
Parents: Chris and Mary Davison HS Head Coach: Scott Anderson Club Team Coach: Rich Wolf
Notes: Davison has been a starter and earned a letter each season at Staley High School. Davison was named to the All-Suburban Big 7 Conference second-team her sophomore year and was a first-team selection following her junior season. She was also selected to the all-district class two first team and all-Kansas City Northland first team her junior year. Davison has scored 27 goals in her career and was voted team MVP and a captain last season.

Coach Hoza: "Emilee is a dynamic player. She is full of energy and shows a ton of enthusiasm and excitement on the field. She is an extremely hard worker and has a lot of ability and talent."

HANNAH SILVEY, Springville, Utah, 5-6 - defender
Parents: Sam and Tia Silvey HS Head Coach: Ryan Swanson Club Team Coach: Mikelle Roth
Iowa Western CC Head Coach: Ammon Bennett and Jeff Ginn
Notes: Silvey played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College where she played defender and midfielder. She helped IWCC to a record of 42-4-2 in her two seasons, and won two conference and Region XI titles and helped lead Iowa Western to two straight runner-up finishes in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Silvey earned Region XI honorable mention honors in 2006. In 2007 Silvey was named team captain and was selected to the National All-Tournament team and first-team all-region XI. Silvey signed with the University of Texas-El Paso in 2007, where she redshirted for the Miners.

Silvey started all four years for Springville High School, led the Red Devils to a number of state tournament berths and was named MVP in 2005. Silvey was named to the Salt Lake Tribune Merit first-team all-state squad in 2005. Silvey also played club soccer with the Celtic Storm in Orem, Utah, and Silvey led the Storm to their first appearance in the Far West Region Tournament after she made a crucial save in a shoot-out in the Utah State Cup.

Coach Hoza: "Hannah is extremely versatile and can play multiple positions. We're looking at Hannah to come in and step into a midfield position. She is very good with her feet and we look for her to be a playmaker."

These five student-athletes will join a Northwest squad that is coming off its most successful season to date, finishing 2009 with an 11-8-1 record. The 11 wins are the most in Northwest program history and is a victory better than the team's 2008 finish, which was the previous program high.