Culver-Stockton College women's soccer coach Tyler Tomlinson has announced that 11 student-athletes have signed letters of intent to attend school and play for the Wildcats, beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
Signing on the dotted line were Julianne Baltimore, a defender from Villa Ridge, Mo. (Pacific HS); Mikah Bange, a defender from Eolia, Mo. (St. Dominic HS); Stefanie Carballo, a defender from Keller, Texas (Central HS); Courtney Croghan, a goalkeeper from O'Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt North HS); and Krystul Diaz, a midfielder from San Diego, Calif. (Santana HS).
Also joining the Wildcats this fall are Saylor Drawe, a forward from Littleton, Colo. (Canyon HS); Adelina Jasso, a defender/midfielder from Las Vegas, Nev. (Las Vegas Academy of the Arts); Cassidy Navo, a midfielder from House Springs, Mo. (Northwest HS); Cheyanne Perryman, a defender from Simi Valley, Cal;if. (Simi Valley HS); Kendyl Pritchett, a defender from Granite City, Ill. (Granite City HS); and Neely Wiehardt, a goalkeeper from Granite City, Ill. (Granite City HS).
In addition to the fall recruiting class, the Wildcats also added three transfers during the 2017 spring semester. They include Alexis Peters, a defender from Quincy, Ill. (Quincy HS / Iowa State University); Margarita Piedrahtita, a midfielder from Cali, Colombia; and Faith Prather, a defender from St. Peters, Mo. (Francis Howell Central HS).
Coach Tomlinson on the 2017 fall recruits:
Baltimore played club soccer with Panathinaikos and was a Missouri Class 3 All-State Honorable Mention selection her senior season.
- "We expect Julianne to come in and compete immediately to play. She is the true picture of the modern wing back. She gets forward well and recovers quickly to defend her position."
Bange played club soccer with JB Marine Gevers
- "Mikah is built for college soccer. She's tall, strong, fast and confident in her defending. That is the formula for success."
- "Stefanie plays with a lot of intelligence. She understands the game well, minimizes mistakes and works hard."
Croghan played club soccer for JB Marine Gevers
- "Courtney understands her role as a goalkeeper. We have watched her grow for four years now and she has attended our ID camp since her freshman year of high school. She has made herself a very good goalkeeper."
Diaz played club soccer for Albion SC
- "Krystul is a tactical player who consistently puts herself in the right positions on the field. She will develop well here at Culver-Stockton."
Drawe played club soccer with the Colorado Storm
- "Saylor meshed very well with our team on her campus visit. She is a passionate player with her best days of soccer still in front of her."
Adelina Jasso played club soccer for the Las Vegas Blast
- "Addy plays with a tenacity. She will give you everything she has on the pitch and is a great kid off the field. She can do good things at our school."
Cassidy Navo played club soccer for JB Marine Gevers
- "Cassie has a great sense of maturity to her game. She is technical and distributes the ball well. She will add a good punch to an already potent returning offense."
Cheyanne Perryman played club soccer for Eclipse FC
- "Cheyanne is a versatile player who can fill many roles for our team. I like that marketability in a player because it shows her soccer IQ is high."
Kendyl Pritchett played club soccer for Gateway FC and was named to the Illinois High School Midwest All-Star Game.
- "Kendyl has almost everything it takes to be a starting quality defender at the college level. We are excited to see her composure, speed and tactical ability on display this fall."
Neeley Wiehardt played club soccer for Gateway FC
- "Neeley is one of four players from Granite City to join our team over the last two years. We hope to keep this pipeline alive. Granite City is a strong tea and Neeley understands what it takes to play an important position on a quality team."
The Wildcats open are scheduled to report for preseason practice on Monday, Aug. 7. C-SC is slated to open the season Wednesday, Aug. 30, at home against Missouri Baptist University. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at NX Level Field.