Creighton women’s soccer announces five-player recruiting class
Joining the Bluejays will be Greta Betz (Cincinnati, Ohio), Taylor Daffer (Omaha, Neb.) Bailey Laplante (De Soto, Kan.), Hailey Rothwell (Madison, Wis.) and Kennedy Ruark (Overland Park, Kan.).
Playing in the hometown of BIG EAST counterpart Xavier, the Bluejays plucked Betz from Cincinnati. She is a midfielder playing at St. Ursula Academy and also steps on the pitch for the Ohio Elite ECNL. In eight matches during 2019, Betz delivered eight goals and six assists. Over the last three seasons she has appeared in 19 matches with 16 goals and 12 assists (44 points).
Daffer is a home grown talent, coming to the Bluejays from Gretna HS and the Gretna Elite Academy. With girls soccer played in the spring in Nebraska, Taylor’s junior season was washed out by Covid-19. As a sophomore Daffer saw the pitch in 17 matches for the Dragons, the defender delivered one goal and two assists for her squads.
The first of two recruits from Kansas, Laplante comes to Omaha from De Soto. A goalkeeper for Lawrence HS and Sporting Blue Valley (Club), Laplante has a soccer rich family as her sister Morgan is a sophomore for Oklahoma Baptist.
A familiar face and name at Morrison Stadium, Hailey Rothwell will join her sister, Jordy, on the Bluejays’ squad next season. A forward for Edgewood HS, Hailey plays club soccer for the Madison 56ers. A two-time First Team All-Badger South selection, Hailey led the conference with 30 goals in 21 matches in 2019.
A defender from Notre Dame De Sion HS, Ruark plays club soccer for the Kansas Rush squad. During her sophomore campaign in the spring of 2019, Ruark helped the Storm to a 16-4-1 mark, allowing just 18 goals in 21 matches.
“This class gives our team a strong reserve of talent with continued excellence in the classroom,” said Paule. “Their work ethic, talent and character will continue our progress to fight for championships.”