Feb. 2, 2011

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Aggie Soccer Inks 10
"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." Read more...

2011 Aggie Soccer Signing Class
Player Position Height Hometown High School Club Team
Allie Bailey Forward/Midfield 5-4 San Diego, Calif. Torrey Pines HS San Diego Surf
Bianca Brinson Forward 5-8 Austin, Texas Hyde Park HS Lonestar Soccer Club
Jordan Day Goalkeeper 6-0 Gilbert, Arizona Basha HS Sereno
Leigh Edwards Midfield 5-7 Coto de Caza, Calif. Santa Margarita Catholic HS S. California Blues
Shea Groom Forward 5-6 Liberty, Missouri Liberty HS KCFC Intensity
Annie Kunz Forward 6-0 Golden, Colo. Wheat Ridge HS Colorado Rush Nike
Renée McDermott Goalkeeper 5-10 San Clemente, Calif. San Clemente HS Slammers FC
Kelley Monogue Forward 5-8 McKinney, Texas McKinney Boyd HS Dallas Texans 93 Red
Katie Perry Midfield 5-2 Mission Viejo, Calif. Capistrano Valley HS San Diego Surf
Meghan Streight Defender/Midfield 5-5 McKinney, Texas McKinney Boyd HS D'Feeters 93


Allie Bailey
Forward/Midfield 5-4 San Diego, Calif. Torrey Pines HS San Diego Surf
  • Member of San Diego Surf Soccer Club for 10 Years
  • Seven-year team captain for San Diego Surf
  • Surf Soccer Club Player of the Year (2007)
  • Soccer America Player of the Week - Nike Friendlies (2008)
  • Five-time Surf Cup Champion
  • Cal South National Cup Champion, Team Captain, scored game-winning goal (2007)
  • Far West Regionals Region IV Champion, Team Captain (2007)
  • Far West Regional League Champion, Team Captain, scored game winning goal (2007)
  • Cal South National Cup Finalist ,Team Captain (2008)
  • Cal South National Cup Finalist ,Team Captain (2009)
  • National League Champion ,Team Captain (2009)
  • US Youth Soccer National Champion, Team Captain (2009)
  • Cal South Region IV Champions (2007)
  • Region IV Team (2007-2010)
  • Region IV Camp (2007-2009)
  • National Team Pool (2007)
  • U.S. Soccer National Camp (2007)
  • Cal South Region IV Champions (2008)
  • ODP Camp, Golden Boot Award (2008)
  • Region IV Leading Scorer (2008)
  • Region IV Thanksgiving Interregionals (2008-2009)
  • Cal South Region IV Champion (2009)
  • US Youth Soccer National ODP Champion (2009)
  • Region IV ODP Championships (2010)
  • TPHS Varsity Rookie of the Year (2008)
  • Two-time North County Times Player of the Week (2008)
  • Second Team All-League (2008)
  • Division I CIF Champions, scored game winner (2008)
  • NCSAA All-Region Team (2010)
  • ESPN Rise All-American (2009)
  • North County Times Player of the Year (2009)
  • League Player of the Year (2009)
  • First Team All-League (2009)
  • Hall of Champions All-San Diego First Team (2009)
  • All-CIF First Team (2009)
  • All-San Diego Section Division I First Team (2009)
  • SD Union-Tribune All-County First Team (2009)
  • North County Times First Team (2009)
  • League Champions (2009)
  • TPHS Offensive Player of the Year (2009)
  • SD Union-Tribune Athlete of the Week (2009)
  • Baron's All-Tournament Team (2009)
  • TPHS Scholar-Athlete, CSF, National Honor Society (2009-2010)
  • 3.6 GPA
  • Great niece of legendary college basketball coach Jerry "Tark the Shark" Tarkanian
  • Daughter of Mike and Natalie Bailey

"Allie is a gifted attacking player and fierce competitor.  I love the way she plays with her head up all the time so that she can find teammates and take advantage of what's ahead, whether to score herself or set up a chance for a teammate. She is an intense winner who expects to win at everything, all the time, which will fit in great with our program's expectations and standards. She and (fellow A&M signee) Katie Perry have a super on-field chemistry which has been key to their team's success in winning state and national championships for Coach Colin Chesters and the Surf Soccer Club at the youth level." 

                -G Guerrieri



Bianca Brinson
Forward 5-8 Austin, Texas Hyde Park HS Lonestar Soccer Club
  • Member of Lonestar Soccer Club (2004-2011)
  • Starter - Forward (2004-2011)
  • USYSNC STX State Championship - State Champions (2005)
  • Nike Eclipse Tournament U-14 Champions (2007)
  • Dallas Cup Spring Classic U-14 third place (2007)
  • Western District Spring Champions - District Champions (2007)
  • National Cup State Champions - State Champions (2007)
  • Southern Regional Championships - Quarterfinals (2007)
  • USYS Region III Premier League U-15 (tie) second place (2007)
  • Western District Spring Championships - District Champions (2008)
  • USYS National Cup State Championship - State Champions (2008)
  • US Youth Soccer Region III Championships - Region Champions (2008)
  • 1992 STX ODP Pool (2009) 
  • 1992 STX ODP Team (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • 1992 Region III ODP Pool (2006, 2008)
  • 1992 STX Region III ODP Championship Team (2008)
  • Lonestar All-Star Team vs. Mexican U17 National Team (2008)
  • St. Stephens Academy Soccer Team (2008, 2009)
  • Western District Spring Championship - District Champions (2009)
  • Premier League Region III West second place (2009)
  • STYSA Classic League - State Champions (2009)
  • Played in Mexico vs. Club America and U-17 Mexican National Team (2009)
  • USYSNC State Cup - State Champions (2010)
  • ESPN Rise Magazine Jan/Feb - All Area Soccer Player (2010)
  • Regional Top 20 Rankings - Ranked No. 20 (2011)
  • BCS (Brentwood Christian School) Varsity - Volleyball, Basketball, Track
  • First Team All-District in track (2008)
  • BCS MVP - TAPPS 4A State Basketball (2008)
  • BCS TAPPS Final Four Basketball (2008)
  • Senior of the Week (January) David Neuse Photography (2011)
  • Born November 13, 1992
  • Daughter of Cloteele and Kenneth Brinson

"BB is a game-changing forward who can take over a game.  She is tall, lean, very fast, and elusive with the ball at her feet.  She's very good at stretching opposing defenses and setting up teammates for easy goals, or scoring herself.  She has had a great youth career under some great coaches like David "Smitty" Smith, JD Cochran, Aaron Metzger, and Don Cameron with the Lonestar Soccer Club."
                -G Guerrieri



Jordan Day
Goalkeeper 6-0 Gilbert, Ariz. Basha HS Sereno
  • Member of State ODP Team (2008-2009)
  • Region IV Camp (2008-2009)
  • Region IV Pool (2007-2008-2009)
  • Member of Region IV Team (2009)
  • U-17 National Development Camp (2009)
  • Team Captain for San Tan Legacy (2007-2009)
  • Played for San Tan Legacy (2006-2009)
  • Played for Sereno Soccer (2010)
  • Three-Year starter at Basha High School
  • BHS team captain (2008-2009)
  • All-Region Team (2008)
  • First Team All-Region (2009)
  • All-Region II Team (2007)
  • High School MVP (2008-2009)
  • Daughter of Ron and Heather Day
  • Born April 30, 1993 in Chandler, AZ

"Jordan has the potential to be one of the all-time great goalkeepers at Texas A&M.  For most of her youth career she has split time as a `keeper and as a midfielder.  So, she's very competent with the ball at her feet, but she's also good at reading and anticipating play in front of her.  The thing that attracted my eye to her was how great she was on crossed balls and anything high.  She dominates in the air and is a solid shot stopper.  I know that she will improve in our program."

                -G Guerrieri



Leigh Edwards
Midfield 5-7 Coto de Caza, Calif. Santa Margarita Catholic High School Southern California Blues
  • Southern California Blues Soccer Club (2003-2011)
  • ODP-Cal South (2004-2009)
  • Region IV ODP Camp (2008)
  • ODP Regional Championships Finalist (2009)
  • NSCAA High School Region Team (2010)
  • USYS National Champion (2007)
  • USYS Region IV Champion (2008)
  • USYS Region IV Champion (2007)
  • USYS Region IV Finalist (2004)
  • USYS Region IV Semi-Finalist (2009)
  • State Cup Champion (2004, 2008)
  • State Cup Finalist (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
  • USYS Region IV League Champion (2007-2009)
  • Coast Soccer League Cup Champion (2004, 2007, 2008)
  • Surf Cup Champion (2010)
  • Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) Four-Year Varsity Starter
  • SMCHS Team Captain (2010-2011)
  • County Scoring Assist Leader (2010)
  • Trinity League Champion (2010)
  • CIF Division 1 Semi-Finalist (2010)
  • First Team All-Trinity League (2009-2010)
  • All-CIF teams (2009-2010)
  • 3.95 GPA
  • Honor Role (all years)
  • California Scholarship Federation (all years)
  • Academic Athlete Award (all years)
  • Adam Smith Award for Excellence in Economics (2010)
  • Born January 16, 1992
  • Daughter of Jeff and Terry Edwards

"Leigh is a winner!  She has played up on older teams for most of her youth career with the So Cal Blues club, playing for U.S. Youth National Team coach Tad Boback and now for the defending U-17 USYS National Champions and Randy Dodge.  Leigh has very good pace and is very comfortable with and without the ball while she patrols the flanks.  I think she can play a variety of positions in our team, and I love her passion for the game and for being a leader and great teammate."

                -G Guerrieri


Shea Groom
Forward 5-6 Liberty, Mo. Liberty HS KCFC Intensity
  • Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year (2010)
  • NSCAA High School Girls All-America Soccer Team (2010)
  • NSCAA High School State (Missouri) Player of the Year (2010)
  • NSCAA/People to People All-Region Team (2010)
  • Missouri Class III Player of the Year (2010)
  • Missouri Class III Offensive Player of the Year (2009)
  • Missouri Class III State Champions (2010)
  • All-State First Team (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • All Western Region First Team (2008-2010)
  • All-District First Team (2008-2010)
  • All-Conference First Team (2008- 2010)
  • All-Metro First Team - Kansas City Star (2009-2010)
  • All Tournament Team - St. Thomas Aquinas MO-KAN Challenge (2008-2010)
  • ESPNRISE.com Spring Soccer Girls All-America 1st Team (2009-2010)
  • Kansas City Star High School Girls Athlete of the Week (2008)
  • Sun News Girls Athlete of the Spring (2008)
  • U-18 Women's National Team Camp (2010)
  • U-17 Women's National Team Camp (2009)
  • U-15 Girls National Team (USYS Thanksgiving Interregional 2008)
  • U-15 Girls National Team - Nike Friendlies (2008)
  • U-14 Girls National Team - Nike Friendlies (2007)
  • Adidas/ESP All-Star Team (2009)
  • NSCAA Youth Girls All-America Soccer Team (2009-2010)
  • NSCAA/Adidas Youth Girls All-Region Soccer Team (2008)
  • No. 10 in Top Drawer Soccer Top 100 - Class of 2011
  • Region II International Tour (2008-2010)
  • Golden Shoe Award - Region II Camp (2009)
  • Region II and Missouri ODP Teams (2007- 2010)
  • ODP Region II Championship Team (2009)
  • ODP National Championship Final Four - second place (2010)
  • MRL Fall Premier Division Champions (2010)
  • State Cup Champions (2007-2010)
  • KCI Champions (2010)
  • Metro United Showcase (2009)
  • Region II Champions (2009)
  • KCI U-16 Champions (2008)
  • MRL Fall Premier Division Second Place (2007)
  • KC Friendly Games U-16 Co-Champions (2007)
  • KCI U-15 Finalists (2007)
  • All-State in Track (2008)
  • Varsity track (2008-2009)
  • Varsity basketball (2009-2010)
  • National Honor Society
  • LHS Academic Emblem
  • Preschool helper at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
  • City Union Mission Volunteer
  • KC Rescue Mission Volunteer
  • Daughter of Kelly and Lesa Groom
  • Born March 4, 1993

"Shea is a franchise type of player.  She can absolutely take over a game and she will give our opponents fits due to her incredible speed and attacking abilities.  That speed with the ball at her foot is unmistakable, but I love the way she can also play with those around her and combine with other talented players.  Coach Huw Williams and the KCFC organization have done a superb job of developing her into one of the best forwards in America."

                -G Guerrieri


Annie Kunz
Forward 6-0 Golden, Colo. Wheat Ridge HS Colorado Rush Nike
  • U.S. U-17 Women's National Team (WNT) Camp (2010)
  • U.S. U-17 WNT (2010)
  • Parade All-American Team (2010)
  • Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year (2010)
  • NSCAA All-American Team (2010)
  • NSCAA Scholar All-American Team (2010)
  • ESPN Spring All-American second team (2010)
  • ESPN Spring All-American Team Honorable Mention (2009)
  • Two-time NSCAA All-Region Team (2009-2010)
  • NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team (2010)
  • All-Colorado Soccer Player of the Year (2010)
  • Two-Time All-Colorado Soccer Team (2009-2010)
  • Two-Time 4A Colorado Player of the Year (2009-2010)
  • Two-Time All State (2009-2010)
  • Jefferson County Soccer MVP (2009)
  • Colorado 4A State Championship MVP (2010)
  • Back-to-back Colorado 4A State Champions (2009-2010)
  • Leading Scorer in State, All Classifications (2009)
  • Team Captain (2010)
  • Three-time CSYSA State Champions (2009-2011)
  • CSYSA State Cup MVP (2010)
  • Two-time State Cup Semi-Finalist (2005-2006)
  • Four-time Premier/Elite League Champions
  • Two-time Region IV Quarterfinalist (2009-2010)
  • Scored Three Hat Tricks in Region IV Tournament (2009)
  • ODP State Team & State Pool (2006-2008)
  • ODP Regional Camp (2006)
  • ECNL Final Four All-Event Team (2010)
  • 3v3 Regional and National Champions (2008)
  • Two-Time WRHS Athlete of the Year (2009-2010)
  • Colorado Mile High Newspaper Female Athlete of the Year (2010)
  • Denver Post Athlete of the Week (2010)
  • Fox News 31 MVP Athlete of the Week
  • Varsity Volleyball team member (2009-2010)
  • Varsity Cross Country team member (2008)
  • Nine-time Colorado State Medalist in Track & Field
  • Jefferson County Track MVP (2010)
  • Fourth Place USA Junior Olympic Nationals - Heptathlon (2009)
  • Volunteers for Special Olympics and Rush Thunder (Soccer for Special Needs Children)
  • Peer Counselor for three years at WRHS
  • Youth Soccer Coach
  • 3.89 GPA
  • Daughter of Terry and Nancy Kunz
  • Father, Terry Kunz, is a former Super Bowl Champion with the 1976 Oakland Raiders
  • Plans to compete in both soccer and track at Texas A&M

"Annie is one of the best all-around athletes in America and a very special goal scorer.  Not only has she lead her club and high school teams to back-to-back state championships, but she's also a state champ in track & field and will be a member of our national championship team under Coach Henry here at Texas A&M.  Even though she's incredibly fast, she can do far more than just run past opposing defenses - she's a cool finisher in traffic and on the move."

                -G Guerrieri


Renée McDermott
Goalkeeper 5-10 San Clemente, Calif. San Clemente HS Slammers FC
  • Played for Slammers FC (2006-2011)
  • ODP State Pool (2009-2010)
  • Region IV Semi-Finalist (2008-2010)
  • California State Premier Champion (2010)
  • CSL Premier Champion (2010)
  • Cal South National Cup Finalist (2010)
  • Cal South National Cup Semi-Finalists (2009)
  • Undefeated Texas Shootout College Showcase (2010)
  • Far West Regional League Fall Champion (2009)
  • Far West Regional League Spring Champion (2009)
  • Far West Regional League Finalist (2007)
  • Surf Cup Semi-Finalist (2010)
  • Surf College Cup Champion (2009)
  • Surf Cup Semi-Finalist (2007)
  • Surf Girls Cup Champion (2006)
  • Nike Manchester Cup Quarterfinalist (2008)
  • Played in Nike Friendlies (2008)
  • Blues Cup Champion (2007)
  • Region IV Champion - West Coast FC (2006)
  • Cal South National Cup Champion - West Coast FC (2006)
  • CIF Champion - San Clemente High School (2009)
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish
  • Avid horseback rider
  • Daughter of Jeff McDermott & Cara Black
  • Born September 23, 1993

 

"Renee is a perfect fit with Texas A&M soccer. She's a national-level soccer player, a great student, and a horse lover who wants to study equine science at A&M.  As a goalkeeper, she's a good shot stopper and leader of her defense.  She has good height and comes from a culture of winning with one of the top clubs in America - The Slammers Soccer Club of Southern California, coached by Ziad and Walid Khoury."

                -G Guerrieri


Kelley Monogue
Forward 5-8 McKinney, Texas McKinney Boyd HS Dallas Texas '93 Red
  • Member of the Dallas Texans soccer club (2003-2011)
  • Team captain and leading goal scorer
  • USYSA National Champions (2008)
  • USYSA National League Champions (2007-2009)
  • Premier League Champions (2006, 2010)
  • North Texas State Cup Champions (2004, 2009)
  • Lake Highlands Grand Champions (2005, 2007)
  • Disney Showcase Champions (2005)
  • Wags Tournament Champions (2005)
  • Sereno Classic Champions (2005)
  • Member of ODP state and regional pool (2005 - 2010)
  • 92 ODP Team Regional and National Champions (2009)
  • Golden Boot Winner at ODP National Championships
  • ODP 91/92 Regional III Invitational - Alabama
  • Adidas ESP All-Star and MVP
  • NSCAA/Youth All-Region Team (2010)
  • ESPN ALL-American 1st Team (2010)
  • ESPN All-American Honorable Mention (2009)
  • State 4A Champions (2008)
  • High School 5A State Finalist (2010)
  • MVP of State Championship game
  • Four-year high school varsity starter and leading goal scorer,  senior captain
  • 5-4A Newcomer of the Year (2008)
  • Dallas Morning News All-Area Newcomer of the year (2008)
  • Dallas Morning News All-Area 1st Team (2009)
  • Dallas Morning News All- Area Player of the Year (2010)
  • Team Offensive Player of the year (2008-2010)
  • TASCO - All Region and ALL-State (2008, 2010)
  • Offensive MVP District 8-5A (2009)
  • Nolan All- Tournament Team
  • I-10 Shootout All-Tournament Team
  • All-Collin County Team MVP (2008)
  • VYPE MVP (2010)
  • Member:  National Honor Society, Peer Assistance Leadership, Young Life
  • Daughter of Dan ('80) and Cindy Monogue
  • Two siblings: Danielle ('09) and Maggie
  • Born: September 1, 1992

"Kelley is a prototypical goal scorer and big-game player.  Simply said, she scores goals and her team wins...and both occur a lot!  Her club coach (Ryan Higginbotham) was a great college goal scorer during his playing days, and he has passed on some great skills to Kelley.  She led her Dallas Texans '93 team to a youth national championship with her ability to find the back of the net. She's the headline player on the McKinney Boyd HS team, which has been rated at the top of the Texas high school rankings ever since she led them to a UIL state championship as a sophomore."

                -G Guerrieri


Katie Perry
Midfield 5-2 Mission Viejo, Calif. Capistrano Valley HS San Diego Surf
  • ODP National Champions (2009)
  • US Youth Soccer National Champions (2009)
  • England U-17 National Team (2010)
  • U.S. National Team Pool (2007-2009)
  • ODP Regional Champions (2007-2009)
  • ODP Region IV and Cal South team (2006-2010)
  • US Youth Soccer Regional and National Cup Champions (2007)
  • National League Champions (2009)
  • Far West Regional League Champions (2007-2010)
  • Summer Surf Cup Champions (2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Thanksgiving Cup Champions (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • National/State Cup Finalists (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
  • Thanksgiving Surf Cup Tournament MVP (2010)
  • Summer Surf Cup Team MVP (2010)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com  No. 1 Midfielder in Southern California, No. 6 in the nation
  • Capo Valley High School Most Athletic (2011)
  • Over 40 major league and tournament championships

"We rate Katie as one of the best attacking central midfielders in America.  She has a great engine which helps her to gather and dish balls to her teammates and cover an incredible amount of the field during a match.  But she's not just a great distributor of the ball, she can score from a variety of situations and distances.  She has the rare distinction of having trained and played with the U.S. Youth National Team as well as the English Youth National Team, since her father is a native of England."

                -G Guerrieri


Meghan Streight
Defender/Midfield 5-5 MicKinney, Texas MicKinney Boyd HS D'Feeters '93
  • Member of D'Feeters Soccer Club (2007-2011)
  • D'Feeters Captain (2009-2011)
  • Lake Highland Girls Classic League Champions (2008, 2010)
  • Region III Premier League West Champions (2010)
  • Region III Regional U-15 Finalist (2008)
  • Region III Regional U-17 Champions (2010)
  • National Tournament Team Bronze Medalist (2010)
  • NTSSA State Cup Champions (2008)
  • All Event Team Selection ECNL Las Vegas March (2010)
  • U-18 Women's National Team Invite Pool Player Summer (2009)
  • Four year starter - McKinney Boyd Varsity Soccer
  • Varsity Soccer UIL 4A State Champions (2008)
  • All-District first (2008-2009)
  • All-City first (2008)
  • All-Region first team (2008-2010)
  • All-State first team (2008-2010)
  • All-State Tournament Team (2008, 2010)
  •  "Bronco Way" Award Recipient (2008)
  • Varsity Soccer UIL 5A Regional Finalist (2009)
  • Bronco Defensive MVP Award Recipient (2009)
  • Varsity Soccer UIL 5A State Runner Up (2010)
  • District Defensive MVP (2010)
  • All-Area first team (2010)
  • All-American second team (2010)
  • Bronco Defensive MVP Award Recipient (2010)
  • McKinney Boyd Varsity Captain (2009-2010)
  • Academic Excellence Awards (2008-2010)
  • PALS Peer Leadership Program (2010-2011)
  • Involved in YoungLife (2008-2011)
  • Daughter of Ray and Dee Streight
  • Older Sister Elizabeth and brother-in law Jim Larkin are Texas A&M graduates
  • Born Dec. 21, 1992

"Meghan is an incredible player and defender who not only does her job, but she also covers for most of her teammates and often scores key goals in set piece situations.  She was the key defensive personality in leading her team to the USYS National Championships last summer in Kansas City.  Simply said, she helps her team do whatever it takes to win, whether it be for David Pfeil and the D'Feeters Soccer Club or with McKinney Boyd High School.  When she's on the field, her team's chances of winning multiply."

                -G Guerrieri