Central Michigan University women’s soccer announces 11-player signing class
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan soccer coach Jeremy Groves announced his first signing class, which comprises 11 student-athletes who will join the program for the 2020 season.
The class includes two sets of twins, Cassidy and Samantha Brooks of Bellfountain, Ont., and Megan and Rachel Logue of Oak Hills, Calif.
The class is the first at CMU for Groves, who took over the program a year ago and guided the Chippewas to a 7-6-2 finish in 2019.
“We are extremely excited with this class,” Groves said. “We believe this group of players are going to come in and compete to play straight away and help us achieve the goals we are aiming for. They are all good players who play at a good level and have enjoyed a lot of success in high school and club soccer.
“We are welcoming players who play in every position on the field, GKs, defenders, midfielders and forwards. We are really looking forward to August when we will welcome them on campus”.
Laila Arab • Forward • Commerce Township, Mich. • Lakeland HS/Michigan Jaguars
Team captain of the US Soccer Development Academy U18/U19 team for 2019-20 … played with the U16/U17 US Soccer Development Academy team in 2018-19 … competed in the USYS National League in 2018 … played club soccer with the Michigan Jaguars.
Cassidy Brooks • Forward • Bellfountain, Ont. • Georgetown District HS/Vaughan Soccer Club
Won back-to-back Halton high school junior girls’ soccer championships with the Georgetown Rebels … named Senior Female Athlete of the Year (2018-19) … earned the Halton Hills Achievement Award two straight years … won consecutive Halton high school basketball championships … two-time Alpine Skiing Open Girls Slalom OFSAA champion … two-year member of the Honour Roll … captured the Charity Shields championship with Hamilton United Elite U17 team in 2017 … played club soccer with the Vaughan Soccer Club High Performance Program.
Samantha Brooks • Defender • Bellfountain, Ont. • Georgetown District HS/Vaughan Azzurri Soccer Club
Team captain for Vaughan Azzurri High Performance Program club team … won Charity Shields championship with Hamilton United Elite U17 team in 2017 … invited to tryout for the U18 Girls Canadian Ski Cross Youth Olympic Team … member of the Georgetown District Honour Roll (2018-19) … 3-year member of Vaughan Azzurri Soccer Club.
Addie Brown • Midfielder • Grand Rapids, Mich. • Forest Hills Northern HS/Midwest United FC
Earned letters after freshman and sophomore season at Forest Hills Northern before transitioning to exclusively playing Development Academy soccer … totaled 32 goals and 23 assists at FHNHS … earned all-district, all-region and second team all-state honors in 2018 … team captain and team leader in points … helped FHNHS to conference, district and regional titles and to reach the state finals … as a freshman, led the Huskies with 19 goals en route to earning all-district recognition … won district and regional championships and advanced to the state finals in 2017 … also earned three varsity letters in basketball and one in cross country … won a Developmental Academy Mid American Conference championship in 2019 with Midwest United FC … participated in the 2017-18 Olympic Development Program state and regional pool … participated in the 2016-17 ODP state pool … captured Super Y National Championships in 2015 and 2016 with Midwest United.
Elizabeth Chlystun • Forward • Zionsville, Ind. • Zionsville Community HS/FC Pride
Four-year varsity player, three-year starter … served as team captain for 2019 season … scored 9 career goals … named second team all-district in 2019 … recognized with player of the game honors three times … earned appearance on academic honor roll three times … played club soccer with FC Pride … won an Indiana State Cup championship in 2018 and 2019 … finished as a runner-up in 2017 … appeared in Midwest Regional in 2018 and 2019.
Kylie Davis • Forward • South Lyon, Mich. • South Lyon HS/Michigan Jaguars
Four-year varsity letterwinner … team captain for senior season … South Lyon HS single-season assists record holder … as a junior, earned All-LVC and all-district honors for the second consecutive season while helping SLHS to conference and district titles … named All-KLAA as a freshman … played varsity basketball, JV volleyball and JV football (kicker) … played club soccer for the Michigan Jaguars for 11 years … 2019-20 team captain … in 2019, won State Cup, National League Division and Midwest Regional championships … was a Midwest Regional and State Cup finalist in 2018 … captured a national champion bronze medal and National League Division title in 2017 … 2017 State Cup and Midwest Regional finalist.
Jaelyn Dobrowolski • Forward • Traverse City, Mich. • Traverse City West HS/North Storm
Four-year letterwinner … totaled 84 career goals and 38 assists … TC West’s all-time leading scorer … school record holder for goals in a game and goals and assists in a single season … 2019 MIHSSCA Division 1 All-State Honorable Mention and All-Region … three-time MIHSSCA Division 1 All-District selection … won Big North Conference championships in 2018 and 2019 … led the Big North in scoring in 2017 and 2019 … three-time All-Big North Conference First Team honoree … named to the Traverse City Record-Eagle Dream Team (2017-19) and Dream Team Player of the Year (2017) … played clubs soccer with North Storm … MSPSP Premier 1 League Champion (2016, 2017, 2018) … State Cup quarterfinalist in 2016.
Abigale Edwards • Defender • Huntington Beach, Calif. • Fountain Valley HS/LA Galaxy OC
Three-year letterwinner … named MVP of Fountain Valley HS freshman team … earned scholar athlete honors all four years of high school … played club soccer with LA Galaxy OC … team captain, 2018-present.
Allison LaPoint • Goalkeeper • Royal Oak, Mich. • Shrine Catholic HS/Vardar Soccer Club
Three-year letterwinner … three-year team captain (first freshman at Shrine Catholic to be named a captain) … recognized with MIHSSCA First Team All-State honors in 2019 … three-time Archdiocese of Detroit Varsity Soccer All-Catholic … in 2019, helped make school history by winning SCHS’first Division 4 district, regional and state championships … also claimed the 2019 Division 4 Catholic High School League title … named second team all-state in 2018 and all-state honorable mention in 2017 … also earned three letters in basketball … team captain as a junior … received Archdiocese of Detroit Varsity Basketball All-Catholic honors and Detroit News All-Area North Basketball Honorable Mention (2018-19) … Division 3 District and Regional champions and state quarterfinalists in 2018-19 … Division 3 Regional basketball finalists (2017-18) … Shrine Catholic National Honors Society Officer (2019) and National Honors Society member (2017-19) … played club with Vardar Soccer for eight years.
Megan Logue • Midfielder • Oak Hills, Calif. • Serrano HS/LA Surf
Played high school soccer as a freshman and sophomore, registering 15 goals and 9 assists … named All-MRL First Team and All-Area Best of the Desert (2016-17, 2017-18) … earned an academic letter at Serrano HS … plays club soccer for LA Surf … current team captain for club team … scored 5 goals last season.
Rachel Logue • Defender • Oak Hills, Calif. • Serrano HS/LA Surf
Played soccer for Serrano HS as a freshman and sophomore, earning a letter … in 50 games, totaled 7 goals and 15 assists for 29 points … named Victorville Daily Press All-Area and All-MRL First Team as a sophomore and freshman … SoCal Soccer and All-SCA Southern Selection Second Team in 2018 … plays club soccer with LA Surf … in 2018-19, in 35 games, made 33 starts with 6 goals.