Feb. 2, 2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -

The Texas A&M soccer team signed 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent, head coach G Guerrieri announced Wednesday.

Leigh Edwards (Coto de Caza, Calif.), Allie Bailey (San Diego, Calif.), Annie Kunz (Golden, Colo.), Renee McDermott (San Clemente, Calif.), Shea Groom (Liberty, Mo.), Katie Perry (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Kelley Monogue (McKinney, Texas), Bianca Brinson (Austin, Texas), Meghan Streight (McKinney, Texas) and Jordan Day (Gilbert, Ariz.) will join the Aggie soccer team for the 2011 season.

“This is a big, important signing class for Texas A&M Soccer,” Guerrieri said. “It is true that we will return many of our top players including eight starters from this past season’s Big 12 Champions, but we have also graduated some great players and leaders from that team.  I will be looking for players in this group to make immediate impacts on our team’s success in 2011 and beyond. 

“I will comment on each player individually later, but in general this is a ‘WOW’ type of signing class for us.  In this class we’ve been able to sign some of the most talented players in America, three of which come from within Texas, and others who are the very best in their home states. 

“These players come from some of the most successful youth teams and clubs in the nation, which is an emphasis for us – to bring players to Texas A&M who are well-coached and accustomed to winning at the national level. These players are winners in every sense of the word, and many of these players can play a variety of positions and roles for us. All of them are good enough to come and compete immediately.

“The addition of these 10 personalities into our soccer family will have a multitude of benefits for our program. These ladies will definitely increase the level of competition and quality within our training environment, as well as improve our options in devising solutions to beat the teams on our schedule, which typically is among the five toughest game schedules in the nation.”