DCTC Women’s Soccer Advances with Superb Recruits

NCAA transfers, state champions and all-state players augment powerful 2009 recruiting class

DCTC women’s soccer coaches used the spring signing period to add to an already strong 2009 recruiting class. To date, DCTC has nine new commitments set to join returning Blue Knights for the upcoming fall season.

“Our 2009 recruiting class represents the best we have seen since our inaugural year,” said Head Coach Cam Stoltz. “We have worked hard promoting our program and plan to compete at the highest level yet. Our recruits are not only stellar soccer players, they are also focused and successful students. That combination will translate into quality performances on and off the field.”

Stoltz and his staff plan to continue vigorous recruiting efforts as the Blue Knights women’s team builds for a breakout 2009–2010 season.

DCTC Women’s Soccer Spring Signing Period Recruits

Paige Taylor—Totino Grace High School (University of MN-Duluth NCAA II transfer)
A 5’5 red-shirt goalkeeper and midfielder, Taylor was a member of the 2008 UMD NCAA II team. Playing on the 2007 state champion Totino Grace High School team both in goal and on the field, she was named to the 2007 All-Tournament team. Taylor was also a member of the Minnesota State Olympic Development soccer program for three years and played club soccer for the Bangu Tsunami Stars team. She will play for the Minnesota Revolution this summer.

Amanda Olsen—Park Cottage Grove High School
Olsen is a 5’3 forward who earned three letters at Park Cottage Grove. She led the Wolf Pack last fall with 17 goals and nine assists and was a member of the Suburban East All-Conference team.  As her team’s MVP, she was named to the All-State team her senior year. Olsen earned “Most Outstanding Player” honors playing in the Puma State Senior Classic. She currently plays forward in the Midwest League for the Premier Minnesota Thunder Academy under 18 program. Olsen also lettered three years in academics.

Brooke Eggen—Park Cottage Grove High School (Western Illinois Univ. NCAA I transfer)
A 5’6 forward, Eggen played 11 games as a freshman at Western Illinois University, an NCAA I school. She played high school soccer for the Park Cottage Grove Wolf Pack, graduating in 2008. Eggen played club soccer for the Southeast Stars.

Hannah Decklever—Lakeville North High School
A 5’6 midfielder, Decklever played for the Lakeville Panthers in 2007. She played club soccer for Lakeville Select under 18, where she was a teammate of current Blue Knight star Katie Lucca.  Decklever plans to major in child development at DCTC.

Celeste Lundgren-Laws—Buffalo High School
Lundgren-Laws is a 5’6 goalkeeper. She captained her Buffalo High team to the Minnesota State Tournament Class AA quarterfinals. She was twice named All-Conference in the Mississippi 8 Conference. Lundgren-Laws is currently playing goalkeeper in the Midwest League for the Premier Minnesota Thunder Academy under 18 program. Also a hockey player in high school, she earned three varsity letters in soccer. She plans to major in graphic design at DCTC.

Note: All commitments and letters of intent are contingent upon admission, enrollment and fulfilling eligibility rules at DCTC.