BYU signs eight in 2014 class

(Photo by BYU Creative Design/Dave Broberg)

PROVO, Utah - BYU women's soccer signed eight recruits for the 2014 season on Wednesday to bolster the two-time defending West Coast Conference champions. A year after signing seven players from five different states, all eight recruits come from Utah.

The 2014 signing class includes:

Rachel Bingham 

Spanish Fork, Utah

Maple Mountain High School

Sparta United

 

Nadia Gomes

Sandy, Utah

Brighton High School

Murray Max SC

 

Alyssa Jefferson

Sandy, Utah

Jordan High School

Sparta United

 

Madie Lyons

Sandy, Utah

Alta High School

Sparta United

 

Shaylyn Orr

Draper, Utah

Alta High School

Sparta United

 

Elisabeth "Bizzy" Phillips

Sandy, Utah

Alta High School

Sparta United 

 

Stephanie Ringwood

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Brighton High School

Sparta United

 

Carla Swensen

South Jordan, Utah

Bingham High School

Black Diamond Soccer Club

 

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Watch BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood discuss each signee in the video below and then check out the players' bios and highlight videos. 

 

 

Rachel Bingham 

Midfielder

Spanish Fork, Utah

Maple Mountain (Jeff Lake)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

2013 NSCAA Girls' High School All-American game participant, West Squad...2012 and 2013 First Team All-Tournament selection Region IV ODP Championships...2011 Region IV ODP Team, Inter-Regional Event...2010 US National Team ID Camp...TopDrawerSoccer.com National Ranking No. 122...Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...2010, 2012 and 2013 Salt Lake Tribune First team All-State...UHSAA Region 8 MVP 2012...2012 and 2013 Provo Daily Herald Utah Valley High Schools Midfielder of the Year...2013 Utah Valley 360's Top 10 Utah Valley High School Female Athletes No. 4...2012 and 2013 high school team captain...National Honor Society member

 

Nadia Gomes

Forward

Sandy, Utah

Brighton High School (Tennille Vance and Mark Stoker)

Murray Max SC (Fabian Zullo)

Played for U19 Women's Portuguese National Team in UEFA U19 Qualifying...2013 UHSAA 5A State Champion...2013 Deseret News 5A Girls Soccer MVP...2013 Salt Lake Tribune 5A Girls Soccer MVP...Club team captain

 

Alyssa Jefferson

Defender

Sandy, Utah

Jordan High School (Jay Langlois)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...Club team captain 2008-2014...ODP Region IV Championships Finalist...ODP Utah Team 2008-2010, 2013...2010 Salt Lake Tribune All-State Honorable Mention...2010, 2011 and 2012 First Team All-Region...National Honor Society member...Missed senior year because of injury

 

Madie Lyons

Forward

Sandy, Utah

Alta High School (Lee Mitchell)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

2012 and 2013 Deseret News First Team All State...2012 and 2013 First Team All Region...Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...Three-year high school varsity starter...2013 5A High School State Finalist...2011 5A High School State Champion...Honor Roll student

 

Shaylyn Orr

Defender

Draper, Utah

Alta High School (Lee Mitchell)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

2011 5A High School Soccer State Champion...2013 5A High School State Finalist...2011 5A High School Basketball State Champion...Club and high school team captain...Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...2013 Real Salt Lake Women starting defender...4-year ODP player...Senior Class Public Relations Officer...Honor Roll student

 

Elisabeth "Bizzy" Phillips

Midfielder

Sandy, Utah

Alta High School (Lee Mitchell)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

2012 and 2013 NSCAA All-American...2013 Gatorade State Player of the Year...2013 Deseret News Utah Ms. Soccer...2011, 2012 and 2013 Salt Lake Tribune First Team All-State...2013 UHSAA Academic All-State...Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...Club and High School team captain...Holds Alta High School career record in assists with 60...Member of Utah ODP Team 2008-2013...Member of Region Team 2013...Attended National ID Pool Camp 2010...Honor Roll student

 

Stephanie Ringwood

Midfielder

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Brighton High School (Tennille Vance and Mark Stoker)

Sparta United (Dennis Burrows and Stephen Phillips)

5A UHSAA State Champion 2010 and 2013...2012 and 2013 Salt Lake Tribune All-State First Team...Six-time Utah State Cup Champion...Club team captain...National Honor Society member...Brighton High School Finalist for Utah Regents' Scholarship...Sister of former Cougar Jessica Ringwood

 

Carla Swensen

Forward

South Jordan, Utah

Bingham High School (Jenni Clough)

Black Diamond Soccer Club (Richie Breza and Fred Velez)

Missed senior year of soccer to compete in 2013 U20 Colombian National Camp...2012 Salt Lake Tribune All-State Second Team...2012 All-Region First Team...Utah ODP 2008-2011...2014 IMG Academy 150 Player Pool...Top of her high school class with 4.0 GPA...Two-time 5A state debate champion...AP National Scholar...Sterling Scholar in World Languages...National Honor Society member