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Women's Recruiting Jun 03, 2021

University of Michigan women’s soccer signs four incoming recruits

ANN ARBOR, Mich.University of Michigan women’s soccer head coach Jennifer Klein announced Thursday the signing of the program’s 2021 signing class.

Klein has signed four to National Letters of Intent in the 2021 class, which she and her staff believe will be impactful players during their time as Wolverines.

“We are very excited about our 2021 recruiting class,” said Klein. “Even though it is our smallest class since arriving at Michigan, they are all a great representation of what we value in future builders. They are very talented soccer players, but more importantly, great young women with character, drive, and are determined to be impactful both in the classroom and on the field.”

The newest Wolverines join a program that made a Big Ten Championship final, an NCAA third-round appearance and finished at No. 15 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll to close out the 2019 season.

“We are very excited about their ability to make lasting contributions to our team — which is looking forward to competing for a Big Ten Championship this fall,” said Klein.

The incoming freshman class includes a balance of dynamic attacking and defending personnel, while bringing in two in-state players, a player from Texas and one from British Columbia, Canada.

The 2021 class includes:

• Avery Kalitta (Saline, Mich./Washtenaw Christian Academy)
• Avery Peters (Mason, Mich./Mason High School)
• Syah Mangat (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada/Burnaby Central Secondary)
• Tamia Tolbert (Murphy, Texas/The Episcopal School of Dallas)

Avery Kalitta

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Saline, Mich.
High School: Washtenaw Christian Academy
Club: Michigan Hawks, Elite Clubs National League

Kalitta is one of two Michigan players to sign in the 2021 class, coming from Saline and playing club for the Michigan Hawks … Attended Washtenaw Christian Academy and played ECNL instead of high school soccer … Was a member of the ECNL Hawks Supercup Team in 2021 and played in the National Selection game in Florida in 2020 … Helped her team to the ECNL National finals in 2019 and was an all-conference selection in both 2017 and 2018 … Named a TopDrawerSoccer.com DA North Carolina Standout in 2018 and went to the id2 training camp in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2017, while being in the Michigan ODP Pool in 2017.

Avery Peters

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Mason, Mich.
High School: Mason High School
Club: Michigan Hawks, Elite Clubs National League
National/International: Olympic Development Program

Peters is the second signee from Michigan in the 2021 class as she attended high school at Mason and played two years of varsity soccer before playing her final two seasons in the ECNL for the Michigan Hawks … Also played one season with the AFC semi-pro team based out of Detroit, Mich. … Was a two-time All-CAAC Conference selection as well as a two-time all-district honoree … Was part of the Olympic Development Program rom 2018-2020 and was on the ODP National team in 2019 … Traveled to Costa Rica for an ODP Tournament in 2019 and was on the all-star team at the Boca Interregional event in 2018 … Helped her team to a second-place finish at the Super Y Meuiensteen Technical Championship in Atlanta and went on the Super Y Global Sports Image trip to Italy in 2017 … Helped her high school team to back-to-back CAAC League Championships … Was named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team as well as being an Athlete of the Year finalist in her sophomore season … Named second team All-State as a sophomore.

Syah Mangat

Position: Forward
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
High School: Burnaby Central Secondary
Club: Vancouver Girls Elite REX
National/International: Canada Soccer Youth Natation Team Pool

Manget comes to Michigan from British Columbia, Canada, where she played two years of high school soccer before playing club soccer only in her final two years of high school .. Is a current member of the Canada Youth National Team Pool … Helped her team to the BC Soccer Provincial Championships with Mountain FC in both 2017 and 2018 … Also played in the Phoenix Presidents Day Tournament and the Toronto Umbro Showcase in 2017 with Mountain FC … Played in the Silverlakes Showcase, Whitecaps Elite REX in 2017 and 2018 … Attended the Canada Soccer U-17 NEX Western ID Camp and the Canada Soccer U-17 NEX Futures Camp … Was a two-time BC Provincial team honoree … Helped the U-15 Canadian National Team to a national championship.

Tamia Tolbert

Position: Defense
Hometown: Murphy, Texas
High School: The Episcopal School of Dallas
Club: Solar Soccer Club
National/International: Olympic Development Program, US Soccer Youth National Team Pool

Tolbert comes to Michigan from Murphy, Texas, where she played one year of high school soccer and was an All-State honoree before playing the remainder of her high school career for her club team and the U.S Development Program … Is a member of the US Soccer Youth National Team Pool … Has been a starting defender the last two seasons for Solar SC and was a member of the U18/U19 US Soccer Development Academy … Started on defense in 2018-19 season for Solar SC and helped the US Soccer Development Academy of Texas to a conference and national championship … Played a year up in the winter of 2018 and helped US Soccer Development Academy to the quarterfinals … named first team All-SPC in her lone season of varsity soccer.

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