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UA Soccer Team Inks 11 on National Signing Day

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Arizona soccer coach Tony Amato and the Wildcats had a successful signing period.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics:

– The Arizona soccer program received 11 National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7th. These recruits will be adding both quality and quantity to a squad that last season advanced to the second Round the NCAA Tournament and finished fourth in the Pac-12. Arizona hopes to continue to Build A Legacy with this new class of recruits.

"Signing day is a very exciting part of the recruiting process that we have been building to with this class for two to three years", said head coach Tony Amato. "Each one of these players will bring a unique quality to our program that we are confident will add value in a significant way.  Now that it is official, we can focus on making sure each one of these players are ready to help the team be successful this fall."

"A lot of hard work goes into a recruiting class and we are very fortunate to have great people in our department to help us connect and build relationships with each player and their families,” said Amato. “I want to thank our coaching staff, Paul and Kate, for all their efforts in this process, Lacey John and Becky Bell from our C.A.T.S. Life Skills program, LeAnne Shoemaker and Anna Thompson from Academic Services, and Jim Krumpos, Phil Lewis, Adam Garmon, and Dr. Amy Athey from our Performance Team.  All of these people make Arizona Soccer special, which contributed greatly to why these players chose to attend Arizona.”

The 2017 National Signing Day class is as follows: Makayla Aman, Julianne Dominguez, Dorian Goodwin, Iliana Hocking, Kendyll Humphreys, Gabe Jillings, Emily Knous, Hallie Pearson, Michaela Rentner, Brook Wilson, and Iyana Zimmerman.

Makayla Aman is coming to Arizona from Chandler, Ariz. She played for the AZ Arsenal Soccer Club in her club years. She mentioned, "I am super excited to become part of the Wildcat family and I'm ready to bring my best effort into a group of amazing players… along with a few cheesy jokes with a hint of sarcasm!" 

Julianne Dominguez is coming to Arizona out of Mesa, Ariz. She spent her club years playing for the SC Del Sol Academy. She shared, "I am thrilled that University of Arizona will be my home for the next 4 years and my teammates will be my family. I will be a motivator to my team to keep working hard because we want a National Championship!"

Dorian Goodwin is coming to Arizona from Las Vegas, Nev. She played for the Strikers FC ECNL club team. She said, ""I'm super pumped to become a Wildcat and will always be encouraging everyone to smile because it's more fun when people smile."
 
Iliana Hocking is joining the team from Anaheim, Calif. She played for the SoCal Blues Academy in her club years. She shared, "I'm stoked to be coming to the U of A in the summer and I'm going to bring a competitive attitude that will push others to work to their full potential.”

Kendyll Humphreys is coming to Arizona from Chandler, Ariz. She played for the Scottsdale Blackhawks in her time with club soccer. She said, "I am very thankful and excited to be coming to the University of Arizona this summer to be an encouraging and hardworking addition to the team!"
 
Gabe Jillings is joining the team from White Rock, British Columbia Canada. She played on the Mountain FC club team. Jillings shared, "I'm looking forward to be at the University of Arizona and becoming a Wildcat this summer.  I will be a hardworking and encouraging teammate to make sure the team is always the best it can possibly be!"

Emily Knous is coming to Arizona from Long Beach, Calif. She played for the Legends FC Academy in her club years, but has already enrolled at the University and started training this spring. She mentioned, "I am super excited to be here at the University of Arizona this spring, and will be the most hardworking player so the work ethic becomes contagious to everyone around me".

Hallie Pearson is joining the squad from Carmel, Ind. She spent her time with club soccer playing for the Indiana Fire Academy. She shared, "I am so excited to be coming to the University of Arizona and to be a Wildcat in 2018 because I will never again have to complain about cold weather!"

Michaela Rentner is coming to Arizona from Temecula, Calif. She played for the LA Galaxy San Diego Academy in her club years. She said, "I'll bring positive energy in 2018 while having fun and keeping our team goals in mind. Bear Down!"

Brooke Wilson is joining the team coming from Vista, Calif. She played for the San Diego Surf Academy in her time with club. She mentioned, "I am beyond excited to be a Wildcat in 2018 and I hope to bring laughter, energy and a never give up mentality to the soccer program Bear Down!"

Iyana Zimmerman is coming to Arizona from San Diego, Calif. She also joins us from the SoCal Blues Academy. She said, "I'm thrilled to be a part of the Wildcat Family and I'm going to make an effort to contribute to the team immediately.  I will always be hyping the team up to get everyone ready to compete!"

 

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