Oklahoma State Soccer adds six high school standouts to 2021 roster
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State Soccer has inked six high school standouts to its incoming class for 2021.
Four of the Cowgirl signees hail from Texas, while two are from Oklahoma and one from the Kansas prep ranks.
“We’re excited about this class because there are some really talented players,” said OSU head coach Colin Carmichael. “We’ve got some very good attacking kids that can score goals, a great goalkeeper and a midfielder and defender. So really we’ve got players that can cover us at all positions. It’s a very athletic group — if you look overall, one of the attributes that stands out is a lot of speed and a lot of athleticism.”
Hannah Chance, F/MF, Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS/TSC Hurricane ECNL)
Chance stars at Broken Arrow High School as well as Tulsa Soccer Club ECNL.
As a member of TSC, Chance earned All-America and Texas Conference Player of the Year honors during the 2018-19 season, and she played in the ECNL National Selection Game in Phoenix.
A two-time all-state performer at BAHS, Chance led the Tigers to an undefeated season and a Class 6A state championship as the team’s top scorer as a freshman and helped the team to the 6A semifinals as a sophomore.
Chance is listed as a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com and is No. 127 on the IMG Academy 150 list. She is ranked 42nd nationally at the midfielder position and was also recruited by Texas A&M, Kansas State and Tulsa.
Carmichael on Chance: “Hannah is a really explosive attacking player. She scores goals, she creates chances, she’s very good off the dribble. She has a great ability to go by people and create opportunities, which is a hard thing to coach. She has a chance to come in here and really help our offense.”
Jordan Guy, MF, Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School/Albion Hurricanes FC)
A standout for Albion Hurricanes at the club level, Guy was also a member of the ODP State and Regional Teams and participated in the id2 National Selection program.
Guy played as a freshman at The Kinkaid School and recorded four goals and seven assists to help lead the team to a conference championship and earn All-South Zone honors.
Guy is a three-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com and is No. 127 on the IMG Academy 150 list. She is also the 42nd-ranked midfielder nationally and was recruited by Texas, TCU, Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma, among others.
Carmichael on Guy: “Jordan is a very technical midfielder who has great vision. She has the ability to play really good longer passes, she strikes a really clean ball, and she’s also a threat to score from distance.”
Logan Heausler, F/MF, Houston, Texas (Clear Lake HS/Albion Hurricanes FC)
A star for Clear Lake High School and Albion Hurricanes at the club level, Heausler was a district MVP and three-time all-region performer at CLHS, where she has posted 51 goals and 21 assists in her career.
Heausler has been a scoring threat throughout her time on the Hurricanes as well, recording 55 goals and 21 assists over the last four years and twice earning all-conference accolades.
Heausler, who was also recruited by Kansas, Auburn, Rice and Mississippi, is a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com and checked in at No. 82 on the IMG Academy 150 list. She is also the 26th-ranked forward nationally
Carmichael on Heausler: “Logan is really a great athlete who can play numerous positions. We recruited her as a forward, but she can also play midfielder and in the wide areas. That adaptability is going to be a great thing for the program. She’s very fast, very strong, and she strikes a great ball and scores a ton of goals.”
Samiah Phiri, F/MF, Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS/FC Dallas ECNL)
Phiri stars for FC Dallas as the club’s leading scorer and helped lead the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 DA Cup.
Phiri is a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com and is No. 44 on the IMG Academy 150 list. She is ranked 13th nationally at the forward position
Carmichael on Phiri: “Samiah is an attacking player who is big, strong, powerful, very technical. She has the ability to beat people one v. one, she links play well with other attacking players and she scores a lot of goals at a high level. She has a chance to be special for us.”
Trinity Picklo, D, Mustang, Okla. (HS/OK Texans)
Picklo stars for OK Celtic ECNL at the club level and is also a standout at Mustang High School, where she has twice helped lead that team to a Class 6A state runner-up finish.
Picklo is also a standout in track and field at the prep level, where she has earned all-conference and All-Big City honors and is a two-time state placer in the Class 6A 100-meter hurdles.
Carmichael on Picklo: “Trinity is a kid that has been to our camps, and we’ve seen her a lot being a local player. She’s a tough, aggressive defender, a hard-nosed kid, and we think she can develop into a really good player.”
Evie Vitali, GK, Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS/Sporting Blue Valley SC)
Vitalie is a standout for Sporting Blue Valley Girls Academy at the club level, where she’s helped the team to a record of 56-20-12 over the last four years as a starter on a team that qualified for nationals in 2018 and 2019.
Vitali, who is serving as the SBV team captain this season, ranks second among 2021 goalkeeper recruits on the Academy and ECNL InStat Index. She was also recruited by Texas, Alabama, Texas Tech and TCU.
Carmichael on Vitali: “Evie is a really good goalkeeper, very commanding, has a presence, good with her feet. She definitely allows us to maintain possession when we have the ball by being able to play back to our goalkeeper. She is one of the best goalkeepers in this region in youth soccer.”