University of Tulsa women’s soccer signs eight to National Letters of Intent
The incoming class includes: Karsen Aguirre (Dallas Texans), Elizabeth Campbell (Tulsa SC), Ileana Ferguson (Oklahoma Energy FC), Haley Nichols (Dallas Texans), Lily Powell (Dallas Texans), Quinn Turner (Tulsa SC), Giselle Urquiza (Tulsa SC) and Madison Williams (FC Dallas).
“I am very excited about this class and their signing day,” Cussen said. “Each of these players will come in and compete from day one and will make us stronger at their individual positions and as a team. I feel like it is hard to predict right now, with everything going on and not being able to see our 2020 team play yet, but I am confident each of them will make an immediate impact. We know each of these girls are quality players and they will enhance our program both on and off the field.”
A 5-7 midfielder from Plano, Texas, Aguirre played club soccer for the Dallas Texans DA/ECNL, FC Dallas, Solar and Sting soccer clubs. She is a three-year letterwinner at Plano West High School where she has scored 10 goals and tallied 16 assists for 36 points. Aguirre is a three-time all-district honoree and earned all-state honors as a junior. She helped PWHS finish as the 2019 bi-district champions.
Campbell, a 5-5 midfielder from Tulsa, Okla., plays club soccer for the Tulsa Soccer Club and was a Top Drawer Soccer three-star prospect. Campbell earned one letter in soccer and basketball as a freshman at Metro Christian, but will play her senior soccer season at Bishop Kelley. She recently helped her BKHS cross country team claim the Oklahoma 5A state championship. Campbell was an all-district soccer honoree as a freshman, and picked up all-state cross country honors after finishing fifth overall this season.
A 5-4 midfielder from Edmond, Okla., Ferguson plays club soccer for the Oklahoma Energy FC, and has scored 23 goals and posted 37 assists for 83 points. She helped her club team claim the Oklahoma State Cup three times, and participated in the US Soccer Development Academy for three seasons. Ferguson is a two-year letterwinner at Deer Creek High School.
Nichols, a 5-7 midfielder from Prosper, Texas, plays club soccer for the Dallas Texans ECNL, and previously played for Solar Development Academy. She is a three-year letterwinner at Prosper High School, where she helped her team post a 20-1-2 overall record as a junior and earn a No. 3 national ranking by Top Drawer Soccer. For her efforts, Nichols was named first-team all-district as a junior.
A 5-7 defender from Plano, Texas, Powell plays club soccer for the Dallas Texans ECNL/DA (2014-16, 2019-20) and previously played for FC Dallas ECNL (2017-18). She is also a two-year letterwinner at Plano West High School, having missed her junior season while playing with the US Development Academy. Powell was a first-team all-district honoree in 2019.
Turner, a 5-2 forward from Tulsa, Okla., has played club soccer for the Tulsa Soccer Club for nine years. She is also a three-year letterwinner at Jenks High School, where she helped her team post a 31-5 mark in her first two seasons, and then just a 2-1 record last season due to the coronavirus pandemic. In those 39 games, Turner has tallied 33 goals and eight assists, and was named to the all-conference team once.
A 5-6 midfielder from Bixby, Okla., Urquiza, plays club soccer for the Tulsa Soccer Club. She attended the 2020 ECNL CSP Texas event and ECNL girl’s national selection game. Urquiza is also a three-year letterwinner at Bixby High School where she has been named to the all-district team.
Williams, a 5-3 defender from Allen, Texas, plays club soccer for FC Dallas DA and FC Dallas ECNL. In the past five years, she has helped her team post a 59-17-12 mark.
2021 Tulsa Women’s Soccer Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Hometown / Previous School
Karsen Aguirre MF 5-7 Plano, Texas / Plano West HS
Elizabeth Campbell MF 5-5 Tulsa, Okla. / Bishop Kelley HS
Ileana Ferguson MF 5-4 Edmond, Okla. / Deer Creek HS
Haley Nichols MF 5-7 Prosper, Texas / Prosper HS
Lily Powell D 5-7 Plano, Texas / Plano West HS
Quinn Turner F 5-2 Tulsa, Okla. / Jenks HS
Giselle Urquiza MF 5-6 Bixby, Okla. / Bixby HS
Madison Williams D 5-3 Allen, Texas / Allen HS