Soccer Signs Five Players To Letters of Intent
Head Coach John Hedlund Signs Five For 2015
DENTON, Texas - Following a record-breaking season and a conference championship, the North Texas soccer program and head coach John Hedlund have signed five players to Letters of Intent.
"We're excited about these five players that have signed and have chosen to be a part of the Mean Green family," said Hedlund. "We feel really good about the 2015 class. They all met our needs, and we will be adding a few more talented players as well at a later date to complete our roster for this coming fall."
The five signees are: Carissa Sanders (Denton, TX), Sabrina Munguia (Baytown, TX), Taylor Torres (Frisco, TX), Brooke Bradley (Houston, TX) and Madison Brown (Irving, TX).
"Carissa has good size, tremendous speed and the versatility to play up top or be a shutdown defensive player in the back," said Hedlund. "Sabrina and Taylor are both very technical players with a high work rate, read the game extremely well and both have a nose for the goal. I'm really excited to add two goalkeepers in this class. Brooke and Madison have the size, experience and the potential to grow, which gives us the depth we really needed in this position."
Carissa Sanders | Defender | FC Dallas | Ryan HS| Denton ,TX
A two-sport athlete in high school, Sanders was named honorable mention all-district in soccer and offensive player of the year as a junior. The defender was also named all-district in soccer as a freshman. She was named first-team all-district and second-team all-area in basketball as a junior, averaging 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. She received the Denton ISD Varsity Scholar-Athlete in basketball and soccer for the 2012-13 school year. She plays for the FC Dallas Soccer Club. Her younger brother is the starting quarterback for the Denton Ryan football team.
Sabrina Munguia | MF | Houston Express SC | Ross S. Sterling HS | Baytown, TX
Munguia was named to the U-14 US national team pool and is involved with the Olympic Development Program. She was voted Super Gold District 21-5A newcomer of the year as a sophomore and was named district co-offensive MVP as a junior. As a senior, she was named to the Houston Chronicle Preseason All-Greater Houston. Munguia plays for the Houston Express SC and is a TopDrawerSoccer.com four-star recruit.
Taylor Torres | Forward | FC Dallas ECNL | Frisco HS| Frisco,TX
A TopDrawerSoccer.com four-star recruit, Torres was named to the 2015 Girls IMG Academy 150 Player Pool. She also played with the U-17 Mexican National Team for two years during her freshman and sophomore years of high school. At Frisco High School, she was named District 18-4A Newcomer of the Year and first team all-district as a sophomore and junior. She plays for the FC Dallas Soccer Club.
Brooke Bradley | GK | Challenge Soccer Club ECNL | Klein HS| Houston ,TX
Bradley plays for Challenge Soccer Club ECNL. She was a second-team all-district player as a sophomore and an honorable-mention selection as a junior. She was the MVP of the Blue Bell Tournament during her sophomore season.
Madison Brown | GK | Solar Chelsea Soccer Club ECNL | Nimitz HS | Irving, TX
Brown has been a part of the Olympic Development Program since 2008. She led Nimitz High School in scoring as a freshman field player in addition to seeing time in goal. She was named second-team all-district goalie as a sophomore and first team as a junior. She has been named captain as a sophomore, junior and senior. Brown plays for Solar Chelsea ECNL.
"Having most of the roster back from last year's championship team and with all the new additions, we feel we have put ourselves in position to make our fourth-straight conference-tournament final and hopefully duplicating what we achieved in 2012 by winning both championships in the same year. "
The Mean Green lost just two seniors from the 2014 team and returns all but one starter for the upcoming 2015 season. North Texas returns all-region players Jackie Kerestine and Karla Pineda and all-conference player Rachel Holden.