OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University women’s soccer head coach Bobby Kramig has announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday, Feb. 3. The 10 newcomers will suit up for the RedHawks starting in the 2010 season.
Sydney Busch, Erin Doone, Sarah Flanders, Dani Fraelick, Haley Frick, Sam Parrish, Madison Ryan, Morgan Stallard, Sam Whitmore and Kayla Zakrzewski compose Kramig’s 2010 recruiting class. Half of the signees are from Ohio, but Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, California and Ontario (Canada) are also represented in the class. Of the newcomers, six are midfielders, two are defenders and one each is a forward and goalkeeper.
“I’m very pleased with how this class came together for us. All credit goes to assistant coaches Gary Grant, Steve Tabar, and especially our recruiting coordinator, Nate Lie, for identifying and recruiting a terrific group,” Kramig said. “I have great confidence in this class’ ability to carry on the tradition of success that is the core of Miami Soccer.”
Busch is a midfielder who brings a high soccer IQ to the RedHawks and lots of experience, after earning four letters at Notre Dame High School, serving as team captain the final two years. The Salinas, Calif., native scored five goals and added four assists as a junior (2008-09) while playing center back, after tallying eight helpers as a sophomore. Busch helped led the Spirits to a second-place finish in the Tri-County League and the quarterfinals of the CCS (state) tournament as a junior. The 5-9 midfielder earned the league’s defensive MVP as a freshman and junior while being named First-Team All-Tri-County League and first-team all-county all three years. Busch played four other sports at NDHS for at least a year.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Attended the Miami Prospect Camp for two years … A true playmaker with great skills and field vision … Coaches were impressed with her soccer IQ and ability to execute.
Doone is a defender who hails from Westerville, Ohio where she earned three varsity letters on the soccer and basketball teams at St. Francis DeSales High School. In 2009, she helped lead the Stallions to the district finals, while scoring nine goals and handing out eight assists and earning a spot in the Central Ohio Senior All-Star Game. The 5-10 Doone tallied four goals each in 2007 and 2008 as her team won the Central Catholic League both seasons. She earned First-Team All-CCL honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and was named all-district and Second-Team All-Ohio as a senior in 2009.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Great athletic ability who can play either in midfield or as a defender … Very strong in the air and an excellent ball striker who possesses compelling leadership qualities.
Flanders is an all-around player who comes to Oxford from Medina, Ohio where she lettered four years at Medina High School, serving as team captain as a senior. The 5-6 midfielder helped lead the Bees to the 2009 Ohio state title, as Medina finished with a 21-1-2 record and ranked second in the nation. In 2008, the Bees had an undefeated regular season and finished 15-1-2, as Flanders earned First-Team All-Northeast Ohio Conference each of the last two years, including the league’s player of the year as a senior. She also earned All-Ohio honors in 2009. Flanders lettered three years in basketball, as well, serving as the team’s captain this season.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: A fine athlete and a terrific competitor … Can play virtually any position on the field and play it well … A very active, mobile player with good skills and field vision.
Fraelick is a forward from Glenview, Ill. where she earned two letters at New Trier High School. In 2008, the 5-4 Fraelick registered nine goals with a pair of assists while scoring 14 goals and dishing out six helpers in 2009. She helped lead the Trevians to a 18-5-1 mark in 2009, as the team won its sectional, while she garnered All-Central Suburban League honors. Fraelick also played volleyball for a year at New Trier as a libero.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: 2008 Miami Prospect Camp participant. Good speed and attacking skills … Coaching staff liked her instincts and coachability.
Frick is a midfielder from Brunswick, Ohio where she earned four letters and started on the varsity team all four years at Brunswick High School. She served as the team’s captain as a senior when she was named the team’s MVP, and earned All-Northeast Ohio Conference, First-Team All-Greater Cleveland and second-team all-state accolades. In her career, the 5-6 Frick totaled 46 goals and 14 assists while the team compiled a cumulative mark of 35-17-12, claiming the NOC River Division title as a sophomore and junior. She was also invited to the 2006 Freshman Adidas showcase game and played in the 2009 Greater Cleveland All-Star Game.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: A very strong, physical player who can play any central position … Very good playing with her back to goal as a target or facing goal as a central midfielder … Good tactical understanding.
Parrish is a defender who earned three varsity letters at Noblesville High School, where she played soccer all four years and basketball for one year. The Noblesville, Ind., native was named the top defender in the state in 2008, contributing to 22 shutouts without a goal being scored against the Millers the entire season. In 2009, the 5-9 defender helped pitched 14 shutouts. She helped Noblesville go undefeated at home each year she was on the team, leading them to section, regional and semi-state titles in 2008. Parrish was named all-academic in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Discovered at Miami Prospect Camp … Impressed coaching staff with athleticism, coachability and upside potential … A good distributor from the back third and a very good ball striker who is capable of playing equally well with both feet.
Ryan will look to fill the void left by graduating senior keeper Krista Pace, as the 5-6 goalkeeper from Marietta, Ga. earned four varsity letters at Walton High School. She served as team captain in 2009 and will do so again in 2010. Ryan recorded 28 shutouts in her first three years, including 13 clean sheets in 2009 and a 0.38 goals-against average. She also went 15-5 in 2009 after combining to go 21-6-1 her first two years. Ryan helped lead the Raiders to a regional championship in 2007 and 2009 and the state semifinals in 2009. She has been named All-Cobb County Honorable Mention each of her first three years.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Participated in Miami Prospect Camp … Technically sound, very safe, steady player who rarely gives up second chances … A vocal leader on the field with strong organizational abilities.
Stallard is a midfielder who comes to Oxford from Tipp City, Ohio where she attended Tippecanoe High School and earned four varsity letters, serving as the team’s captain in 2008 and 2009. In her four-year career, the 5-4 Stallard registered 57 goals and dished out 37 assists, including a school-record three in one game. She was named the team’s MVP, First-Team All-Miami Valley North and First-Team All-Central Buckeye Conference in her final three years playing for the Red Devils. Stallard was also named the CBC Player of the Year, First-Team All-Dayton and Second-Team All-Ohio as a junior and senior. She also ran sprints for the track team for four years at Tippecanoe High School.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Identified at Miami Prospect Camp … A skillful, clever player with a great attacking personality … Good speed and the courage to try anything and everything in the final third of the field.
Whitmore is another midfielder, hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended McNicholas High School and played on the varsity squad for two years before strictly playing club soccer. In her two years with the Rockets, she averaged a goal every two games and was named First-Team All-Girls Greater Cincinnati League both seasons, as well as being named an All-Southwest Ohio player. The 5-4 Whitmore helped her select team to state cup titles in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. She also played basketball for two years at McNicholas High.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Intensely competitive, single minded player with an insatiable appetite for the game … Tremendous worker who demands a lot from herself and her teammates.
Zakrzewski is Miami’s final midfielder in the 2010 class. The London, Ont., native played four years of soccer at A.B. Lucas Secondary School and also played on the North London Soccer Club, as did current RedHawk Haley Clark. She helped lead her secondary school team to a provincial gold medal in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she helped lead her club team to a bronze medal at the Canada Games and in 2006 helped them to a Canadian National Soccer Championship. The 5-3 Zakrzewski was named to the Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 and also played volleyball and ran cross country at Lucas Secondary.
Coach Kramig’s Comments: Explosively quick, dynamic left-sided midfielder … Combines a very high level of fitness with outstanding 1-on-1 ability.
The 2009-10 RedHawks are coming off an appearance in the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game in the fall and are preparing for their spring season, which begins March 20 at Indiana State.