Kansas State signs 11 recruits to National Letters of Intent
MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State soccer head coach Mike Dibbini has restocked the roster for the 2022 season and beyond with the signing of 11 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the November signing period. The 11 signees will join the Wildcat roster for the 2022 season.
The 11 student-athletes that will compete for the program in its seventh season are: Ally Brown (Leander, Texas), Jazmin Brown (Gilbert, Arizona), Paige Dickson (Flower Mound, Texas), Jericho Frigon (Liberty, Missouri), Khaliana Garrett (Kansas City, Missouri), Sophie Harlan (Kansas City, Missouri), Ruby Henson (Kansas City, Missouri), Tess McConnellogue (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Andra Mohler (Bixby, Oklahoma), Emily Morfeld (Overland Park, Kansas) and Madison Wingler (Goddard, Kansas).
“Our 2022 class is a really exciting group,” said Dibbini about the latest additions to the 2022 roster. “These signees will bring lots of athletic and dynamic players that can help make an impact. We love our direction with the returning core players and adding these players will give us even more depth and competition to get better each day. We, as a coaching staff, are very excited to be the first to welcome this class and look forward to the bright future ahead.”
Ally Brown is a defender from Rouse High School in Leander, Texas, who is a three-star rated prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com and among the top-30 players in the state of Texas. In addition to her high school career, Brown also plays for Lonestar Soccer Club. In her career, she has totaled 27 goals and 30 assists for her high school and club programs.
Brown was named the 2020-21 and the 2018-19 District 5A Midfielder of the Year for the Raiders.
In her club career, Brown helped Lonestar SC to the 2017 Gothia Cup B Bracket title in Gothenburg, Swedene. She also helped the club to 2018 State and Regional Club titles and in 2021 was a Girls Academy Frontier League Top 30 ID selection.
“Ally will be a great addition defensively as she can contribute both in the midfield or in the back,” said Dibbini. “She has good experience playing both positions and we can’t wait for her to come in here and develop this spring.”
Jazmin Brown is a defender from Basha High School in Gilbert, Arizona. Brown will join current Wildcat Joey Lujan as the second player from the state of Arizona and from the city of Gilbert. The duo were teammates on the AZ Arsenal ECNL club team.
Brown was named to the 2020-21 AIA All-6A First Team while registering three assists and anchoring the backline for Basha. She was also recognized for her efforts in the classroom, as she was named to the 2021 Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Sport Team.
“We are excited with the addition of Jazmin to our program,” stated Dibbini. “Her presence in the back will give us some force and attitude. Her aerial presence defensively and on set pieces will continue to help our program. She is a two-way defender and will be an impact player for us.”
Dickson is a midfielder from Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. At the conclusion of the 2021 season, Dickson was named to the 2021 Dallas Morning News All-District 6-6A First Team and was an honorable mention Class 6A All-State recipient. For her efforts in the classroom, Dickson was an Academic All-District 6-6A selection.
Dickson also played with FC Dallas Girls Soccer and helped her U15 team to a national title, which was coached by Matt Grubb. She has also played with FC Dallas in the ECNL for the last two seasons and was a member of their delevopment academy from 2017-19.
“Paige is an athletic, versatile player that could play center mid or winger,” remarked Dibbini. “She brings an attacking presence with her mindset. She will add more depth to our attack from the midfield.”
Frigon is a defender from Liberty High School in Liberty, Missouri, while also playing for KC Athletics in the ECNL. In the spring of 2021, Frigon helped Liberty to a 13-8 record while adding 11 goals and 16 assists. She was a 2021 Class 4 All-State honorable mention selection by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA), an MSHSSCA Class 4 All-District honoree and All-Missouri Suburban Gold recipient. She was also selected to the 2021 Courier Tribune All-Area First Team. She was also rewarded for her efforts in the classroom, as she was an Academic Class 4 All-State selection.
In 2019, Frigon started every game on the backline as a freshman for a squad that went 23-2 overall and captured the 2019 Class 4 Missouri State title. Frigon tallied six goals and 13 assists, including two in the state championship game. She collected All-Region 4 and All-Missouri Suburban Gold honors.
In her club career, Frigon has been a four-year starter with KC Athletics and was a teammate of incoming Wildcat, Khaliana Garrett. She was selected for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Regional Camp in 2018 and was a part of the 2021 Kansas City NWSL Youth Selection Program.
“Jericho bleeds purple,” said Dibbini. “Her family loves K-State and her investment alone will not be questioned. Jericho is an athletic back that can get forward and create problems. She can develop into a very good outside back in our system. We are excited to get her started here in Manhattan.”
Garrett is a midfielder from Blue Springs South High School and played her club soccer with KC Athletics in the ECNL. Garrett was a high school teammate of current K-State goalkeeper, Alaina Werremeyer.
At the end of the 2021 season, Garrett was a MSHSSCA Class 4 All-District selection and an All-Missouri Suburban Gold honoree.
At the end of her freshman season in 2018-19, Garrett had collected six goals and nine assists and was named to the MSHSSCA Class 4 All-District selection and an All-Missouri Suburban Gold honoree.
In her club career, Garrett has been a four-year starter with KC Athletics and was a teammate of incoming Wildcat, Jericho Frigon. Garrett was selected in 2019 for the US Soccer Youth National Team ID Center Camp and was chosen for the 2019 ECNL National Training Camp in Portland, Oregon.
“Khaliana is super athletic and will be a tough 1v1 defender or someone that has the ability to get going offensively,” Dibbini stated. “Her versatility playing either in the back or up top at times will give us a weapon during a match. Her reliability using her speed will be very important and can impact us on both ends of the field.”
Harlan is a forward from St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. She helped St. Teresa’s Academy to the 2021 Class 4 Missouri State semifinals and a third-place finish with a 17-4 overall record.
In her freshman season in 2019, Harlan tallied four goals and an assist while helping the Stars to an 11-5 overall record and a runner-up finish in Missouri Class 4 District 13.
“Sophie is a great technical player that has the ability to beat players with the ball at her feet,” Dibbini said. “We are looking forward to watching her compete at the forward or center mid position. She really does a nice job adapting quickly and we can see her helping our attack. Sophie can find ways to create on the dribble, which is something we need in our program.”
Henson is a forward from Staley High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Ruby brings a very competitive attitude,” stated Dibbini. “She has a way to create offensive opportunities to win. Her competitive approach will be important for her to thrive and will help impact the program.”
McConnellogue is a center back from Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During her time at Pine Creek, McConnellogue has carded a goal and three assists from the backline and has garnered All-State honors.
“Tess has good composure in the back,” said Dibbini. “She also has the ability to play in the center mid position. Her vocal leadership and positivity is going to allow us to have depth and more great teammates.”
Mohler is a forward from Bixby High School in Bixby, Oklahoma. She also played with Tulsa SC in the ECNL for the last four years. At the conclusion of the 2021 season, Mohler was named to the Tulsa World First Team All-World.
In addition to her talents on the soccer field, Mohler is also a varsity letter winner in basketball and track and field. In 2021, Mohler was named the Bixby Sprinter of the Year and was an Oklahoma High School State track and field qualifier.
“Andra has the ability to play outside back or winger,” Dibbini said. “Her knack for getting forward is something we need. She is very quick and has a strong 1v1 ability that can help us create more offensive chances.”
Morfeld is a midfielder from Overland Park, Kansas. Morfeld plays with Sporting Blue Valley in the ECNL. She is a three-time ODP regional and state of Kansas team participant and has taken part in the ODP National Camp twice.
Morfeld has played in the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls national event in Boca Raton, Florida, and has been invited to the US Soccer Training Center Combine for the last three years. She is also a two-time invitee to the US Soccer Midwest Training Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Emily is a special center midfield playmaker and manages a game very well,” stated Dibbini. “Her IQ in the middle of the park will allow us to play multiple ways. She knows when to play forward in transition or to keep the ball. We can’t wait for her to get here and help make an impact.”
Wingler is a goalkeeper from Bishop Carroll High School in Goddard, Kansas. During her high school career in the 2019 and 2021 seasons, Wingler is a two-time Class 5A All-State selection, a two-time Kansas Class 5A Goalkeeper of the Year and a two-time All-City League First Team selection.
During the 2019 and 2021 seasons, Wingler backstopped the Eagles to a pair of Class 5A third-place finishes at the state tournament.
She also has had extensive club experience over the last eight seasons. While with the Kansas Rush Wichita Club in 2018, Wingler was invited to the U.S. Soccer Training Center and was a part of the Kansas State ODP team and the ODP Regional program. Wingler has also played for KC Athletics in 2018, 2020 and 2021 and in 2019 she played with FC Oklahoma City Energy DA and FC Wichita WPSL.
Wingler is also a varsity letter winner for Bichop Carroll in basketball.
“Madi is an athletic goalkeeper with great technical habits,” remarked Dibbini. “Her comfort on the ball and distribution from the back will be helpful at this level. We are really excited to see her development and growth the next four years.”
K-State concluded its sixth season of action by tying the school record for wins in a season with six. The Wildcats also established new school records for goals in a season (20), assists in a season (20) and points in a season (60).
Kansas State 2022 Signees
Name, Position, Hometown, School
- Ally Brown, D/M, Leander, Texas, Rouse HS
- Jazmin Brown, D, Gilbert, Arizona, Basha HS
- Paige Dickson, M, Flower Mound, Texas, Edward S. Marcus HS
- Jericho Frigon, D, Liberty, Missouri, Liberty HS
- Khaliana Garrett, M, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Blue Springs South HS
- Sophie Harlan, F/M, Kansas City, Missouri, St. Teresa’s Academy
- Ruby Henson, F, Kansas City, Missouri, Staley HS
- Tess McConnellogue, D/M, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pine Creek HS
- Andra Mohler, F, Bixby, Oklahoma, Bixby HS
- Emily Morfeld, M, Overland Park, Kansas, Bishop Miege HS
- Madison Wingler, GK, Goddard, Kansas, Bishop Carroll HS