Head Coach Rob Brewer says it is the highest quality class of recruits in his tenure
Feb. 5, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State women's soccer head coach Rob Brewer announced today that he will add six standouts to the program for the 2014 season.
"Six players isn't our traditionally large class," said head coach Rob Brewer, "but you realize that it is a very accomplished class. They are all very good athletes as well as soccer players. As far as quality, it is probably one of the highest quality classes we have been able to add in my time here at Missouri State."
2014 Women's Soccer Commitments:
Rachel Catrell, M/F, Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West High/Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club)
Catrell has started and lettered all three seasons for head coach Alex Aiman at Blue Valley West High. She led her team with 14 goals as a junior and earned all-conference and all-metro first team accolades. As a sophomore, Catrell was part of the BVWHS squad that advanced to the Class 6A state finals before a 5-4 overtime defeat. She earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-metro that year after scoring 19 goals and adding 11 assists. Her freshman season, Catrell was a second-team all-conference pick. Top Drawer Soccer gives Catrell a four-star rating. She plays club for Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club which is ranked 3rd nationally and has qualified for the Elite Club National League national championship in 2014. The squad won the ECNL Midwest Conference Championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
"Rachel is a crafty player who creates opportunities for herself and teammates with her deft touch on the ball," said Huw Williams, head coach of Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club. "She is very effective in tight spaces and has the potential to be an immediate impact player."
Mary Disidore, M, Lenexa, Kan. (St. Thomas Aquinas/KC Dynamos)
Disidore has started and lettered in each of her three seasons for head coach Craig Ewing at St. Thomas Aquinas. She has helped her Saints team to three-consecutive Class 5A state championships. Her junior season, she scored six goals, including one in the state finals, and was named to the MOKAN All-Tournament team. Disidore was an All-EKL first team, All-Kansas State team, All-NEKSCA Award and Team MVP winner in both her junior and sophomore seasons. She has led the Saints to three-straight 16-plus win seasons leading to top-50 and top-25 national rankings. Disidore won three-straight Kansas State Cups from 2012-2014, the last two with the KC Dynamos.
"Unlike many players who feel the need to go forward at every opportunity, Mary has great vision and awareness of the spaces on the field," said KC Dynamos coach Derek Shoare. "Upon joining our team, she brought the dimension which we did not have and that is to control possession and change the point of attack. She is the link player between our back four and our attacking midfield players and forwards. She has enabled us to become a better and more controlled team in possession of the ball."
Courtney Kolb, M/D, Jefferson City, Mo. (Jefferson City High/Carrera Elite 95/96)
Kolb has started and lettered in her first three seasons for head coach Matt Stacey at Jefferson City High. As a junior, Kolb led the Lady Jays to a district and regional title en route a Class 3 ranking of No. 9. That year, she was named Central Region and District 10 Defensive Player of the Year. She earned all-state, all-region and all-district honors her junior season while helping JCHS to a 17-4-1 record. She earned all-district honors in both her sophomore and freshman seasons as well. Kolb has been a team captain for help club team Carrera Elite 95/96 for the last four years.
"Courtney has had a significant impact on the Carrera Elite 95/96 squad," said her coach Terry Cavin. "Courtney's athleticism allowed her to influence games over the entire field by anchoring a solid defense and contributing on offense when opportunities arose. She led the team to numerous tournament finals and the team was ranked seventh in the state of Missouri at the U18 level."
Makenzie Pfeiffer, M/D, Kearney, Mo. (Kearney High/Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club)
Pfeiffer has lettered in each of her first three seasons for head coach Jackie Haller at Kearney High. As a junior, she earned all-state second team honors while leading the Bulldogs to the first state tournament in KHS women's soccer history. Her KHS team was 26-0 until a double overtime loss in the semifinals of the Class 2 state tournament. She picked up all-district and all-conference first team honors and an all-Kansas City selection in 2013. Pfeiffer was a first-team all-district, second-team all-conference and an all-state honorable mention honoree as a sophomore, leading her team to a 10-0 conference season.
As a member of the Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club, her coach Vlatko Andonovski had this to say about Pfeiffer: "She was one of the engines on the team. With her ability to cover lots of ground, she made the job easier for her teammates. She is a box to box player and often finds herself in a situation to score. She scored very important goals for us and helped us a lot in winning 3 State Cups and 3 MRL Premier Divisions."
Suzy Smith, F, Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-La Vista South High/Elite Girls Academy)
Smith has started and lettered for head coach Melissa Ingwerson at Papillion-La Vista South High for the last three seasons. She has tallied 28 goals and 12 assists in three seasons with the Titans. Smith led PLSHS to a district finalist finish in 2013 and its first ever state tournament in 2011. While playing for her club team Elite Girls Academy, Smith paced the squad to the Avalanche Invitational U17 title in 2013 and 2012. She also led EGA to the Nebraska State Cup finals in 2012. In 2011, her club team won the Nebraska State Cup and in 2010 they were GSI College Showcase champions.
"Suzy is a fantastic player who possesses all the necessary attributes to be a very good college player," said Elite Girls Academy Technical Director Marcus Kelcher. "She is two footed, is an excellent ball striker and is a natural goal scorer. Her tireless work ethic and determination to be the best will suit her well at the next level. I have enjoyed working with Suzy over the past four years. She is not only a great player but an amazing kid as well."
Brooke Zimmerman, D, Stilwell, Kan. (Blue Valley High/Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club)
Zimmerman has started and lettered three seasons at Blue Valley High for head coach K. Dean Snell. Her junior season, Zimmerman tallied nine assists while earning first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference honors. Her BVHS squad was ranked 13th nationally in 2013. As a sophomore, she picked up first-team all-region and all-conference accolades along with an all-state honorable mention selection. Zimmerman recorded six assists as a freshman and led the Tigers to a Class 5A regional title. She has a three-star rating on Top Drawer Soccer. Zimmerman plays for Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club which is ranked 3rd nationally and has qualified for the Elite Club National League national championship in 2014. The squad won the ECNL Midwest Conference Championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
"Brooke is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed defender," said Sporting Blue Valley head coach Huw Williams. "She is the type of player that opponents will hate to go against. As well as being a tough force at the back, she can also be an effective attacker from the deep position with her surging runs. Her long throw-ins are also an offensive weapon."