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Women's Recruiting Mar 23, 2021

University of Oklahoma soccer program adds pair of 2021 recruits

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma head soccer coach Mark Carr announced the signing of a pair of student-athletes that will join the Sooners in 2021.

Ohio All-State player Kelis Brown and Norwegian striker Andrine Westlie will join Oklahoma as members of the class of 2021.

Kelis Brown | Midfielder | New Albany, Ohio

  • New Albany High School
    • Played in 69 games throughout HS career, registering 36 goals and 40 assists.
    • 2020 honors: United Soccer Coaches Fall Girls High School All-Central Region, First Team All-Ohio Division I, First Team All-Central District Division I, First Team All-OCC, Central Ohio All-Star Prep Super 12, New Albany HS captain
    • 2019 honors: First Team All-OCC, First Team All-District, Second Team All-Ohio Division I, First Team All-Central District Division I, First Team All-OCC, OCC Capital Division Co-Player of the Year, New Albany HS MVP, Central Ohio All-Star Prep Super 12, New Albany HS captain
    • 2018 honors: Second Team All-OCC
  • Ohio Premier Soccer Club ECNL
    • Played in eight games, scoring two goals.
  • Head Coach Mark Carr on Brown: “Kelis is a versatile player, who is one of the top players in the state of Ohio. She’s your consummate leader, competitor, always gives everything. Kelis is a high-achiever in everything that she does in life and that’s the type of student-athletes we need here at OU soccer. She’ll be an incredible teammate and her versatility and willingness to get better will be a great addition for our team.”

Andrine Westlie | Forward | Sandvika, Norway

  • Donski Upper Secondary School
  • Bærum SK
    • Played in 49 matches over three seasons on the Bærum SK women’s team after debuting at the age of 14.
    • Scored 36 goals and tallied 49 assists to lead the league in scoring once and in assists twice.
    • Named Young Players of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
    • Helped lead her team to U13, U15 and U16 championships.

Head Coach Mark Carr on Westlie: “Adding someone like Andrine is something that we’re so excited about. She is such a good scorer and creator of chances, which is exactly what we need to add. She’s had a high level of success everywhere she’s been, including at the top level of women’s soccer in Norway. Our expectations for her are to compete for a spot in the starting XI right away and we’re happy to have her.”

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