Soccer Announces 2012 Recruiting Class

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Feb. 8, 2012

The Missouri Tiger Soccer team welcomed new outstanding players into the family this past week. Six fantastic student athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Missouri and play for Head Coach Bryan Blitz.

"We're excited about the class overall, it addresses a lot of our needs into the future," Blitz said.

The newest members of the Mizzou Soccer Family hail from 3 different states, with Kasrum James coming east from California, Jessica Herrman staying in her home state of Missouri, and Reagan Russell, Loudell Crumpler, Candace Johnson, and Macee Blanchard headed north from Texas.

To get updates on the Missouri Soccer Team, including all six of the newest Tigers, follow them on twitter.com (www.twitter.com/mizzousoccer) or on Facebook.com (www.facebook.com/mizzousoccer).

2012 Tiger Recruiting Class
Player Hometown Club Team
Macee Blanchard Ft. Worth, Texas Solar Soccer Club
Loudell Crumpler Wichita Falls, Texas Solar Soccer Club
Jessica Herrman Raytown, Missouri KCFC
Kasrum "Kaz" James Pomona, California Legends FC
Candace Johnson Dallas, Texas Sting Soccer Club
Reagan Russell Sugar Land, Texas Challenge Soccer Club of Houston

MACEE BLANCHARD

Blanchard

Hometown: Ft. Worth, Texas
Club Team: Solar Soccer Club
Club Coach: Adrian Solca
Athletic Achievements:
    2009 Disney Soccer Showcase
    2008 Region III Premier League West Co-Champion
    2008 North Texas State Cup Champion

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "Macee's ability to play on the left will give us more options along the flank."

Solar Coach Adrian Solca: "Macee is very technical, very skillful, and very quick, which is combined with a great work rate to make a great player."


LOUDELL CRUMPLER

Crumpler

Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
Club Team: Solar Soccer Club
Club Coach: Adrian Solca
Athletic Achievements:
    2011 February ODP National Camp
    2011 NSCAA High School All-American
    2008 North Texas State Cup Champion

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "Loudell smart decision making will help us in the midfield."

Solar Coach Adrian Solca: "She is like a spider, she gets a hold of every ball on the field, she's a warrior, and she is the best header of the ball I have seen in the women's game."


JESSICA HERRMAN

herrman

Hometown: Raytown, Missouri
Club Team: KCFC
Club Coach: Gareth Pritchard
Athletic Achievements:
    2008 Disney Soccer Showcase
    2008 Region III Premier League West Co-Champion
    2010 Kansas State Cup Champions

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "Her blazing speed and blue collar work ethic on the forward line will impact our attack."

KCFC Coach Gareth Pritchard: "The player that brings effort to every single session. I'm convinced that Jessica will flourish in the collegiate game and will continue to improve as a player."


KASRUM "KAZ" JAMES

JAMES

Hometown: Pomona, California
Club Team: Legends FC
Club Coach: Josh Hodges
Athletic Achievements:
    2011 Cal South National Cup Champions
    Ted Moore Award winner
    2010 Cal South National Cup Champions

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "Kaz's warrior mentality will bring an edge to our team."

Legends Coach Josh Hodges: "She's a fierce competitor always wants to mark the best player, a great leader, and great teammate. She's someone who you want on your side."


CANDACE JOHNSON

Johnson

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Club Team: Sting Soccer Club
Club Coach: Kenny Medina
Athletic Achievements:
    2008-2009 Ursuline Academy Varsity TAPPS Div. 1 State Champions
    2006-2009 Sting '94 Captain
    2006 - Division 1 St. Monica Basketball Champions

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "Candice's ability to play anywhere along the backline will be an asset for our defense."

Sting Coach Kenny Medina: "I feel that Candice's commitment and consistency will be an advantage. She is a wonderful young lady and she has set the bar high for herself."


REAGAN RUSSELL

RUSSELL

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Club Team: Challenge Soccer Club of Houston
Club Coach: Pat O'Toole
Athletic Achievements:
    ODP South Texas Team Region III 2007
    CIF District Co-Champs and Southern Section Playoffs 2011
    2011 Offensive MVP Soccer, 400 meter MVP Track

Head Coach Bryan Blitz: "We excited about Reagan's attacking personality."

Challenge Coach Pat O'Toole: "I think Reagan has a pretty unique blend of power speed and technique. She's an attacking player who has the flare and ability to help Missouri going forward."



 

 

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