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OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss soccer team signed nine student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent to study and play soccer at Ole Miss starting in the summer of 2012, third-year head coach Matt Mott announced Friday. In addition to the nine signees, the Rebels also received a signed written offer of admissions for Emily Wilber.

Mott on his 2012 class:
"Our 2012 recruiting class is ranked in the top-20 nationally and is one of the best in the history of Ole Miss Soccer. It's a strong class of 10 player's including one goalkeeper, four defenders, two midfielders and three forwards. We have a number of high school, club, state and national champions. In addition, there are State Players of the Year and three NSCAA high school All-Americans. I have to give a ton of credit to both my assistant coaches, Becky Fletcher and Rob Thompson, for their tireless work scouring the country to find the perfect fit both academically and athletically for Ole Miss. I think these 10 student-athletes will represent Ole Miss and the soccer program with great class and integrity on and off the field."

Signee Pos Ht Hometown (School)
Bethany Bunker Forward 5'8 Memphis, Tenn. (St. Agnes Academy)
Sara Coleman Forward 5'4 Laurel, Miss. (West Jones High School)
Sydney Eddy Midfielder/Forward 5'6 Franklin, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy)
Maddie Friedmann Defender/Midfielder 5'6 St. Louis, Mo. (Ursuline Academy)
Olivia Harrison Forward/Midfielder 5'8 Collierville, Tenn. (Houston High School)
Jessica Hiskey Defender 5'4 Franklin, Tenn. (Franklin High School)
Jennifer Miller Midfielder 5'1 St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy)
Samantha Sanders Defender 5'8 West Hills, Wis. (Nathan Hill High School)
Brooke Theobald Defender 5'7 Marietta, Ga. (Walton High School)
Emily Wilber Goalkeeper 5'6 Sonoma, Calif. (Sonoma Valley High School)

  #7 Bethany Bunker
Memphis, Tenn. 5'8 Forward St. Agnes Academy

High School Soccer
  • ESPN Rise Top Girls' Soccer Player List (2009-10)
  • NSCAA All-South Team (2011)
  • Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee (2009, 2011)
  • Tennessee High School Coaches Association All-State Team (2009-11)
  • St. Agnes High School Team Offensive Player of the Year (2008-10)
  • Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps All-Metro Soccer Team (2008-11)
  • Tennessee Sports Writer's Association All-State Girls Soccer Team (2009-11)
  • Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Finalist (2009-11)
  • Tennessee Division II/West Region All-Tournament Team (2008-11)
  • Tennessee DII/AA State Finalists (2010, 2011)
  • Tennessee DII/AA West Region Champions (2009-11)
Other Sports
  • Track
  • St. Agnes Academy record holder in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay
  • Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps All-Metro Track Team (2009)
  • Collierville Lady Lobos
  • Tennessee State Finalists (2010, 2011)
  • Region III Premier League Champions
Academics/Community Involvement
  • National Honor Society (2011-12)
  • National English Honor Society (2010-11)
  • National Latin Honor Society (2010-11)
  • Dean's List Magna Cum Laude (2008-10)
  • Dean's List Summa Cum Laude (2010-2011)
  • Volunteered with the Salvation Army, St. Ann Special Olympics, TOP Soccer, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, Mann House, Lisa Lass Annual 5K Race and Fayette Cares.
  • Born December 30, 1993
  • Daughter of Ray and Kathy Bunker
  • Played soccer in Italy in 2008 with the Mid-South Futbol Club
Quote about Bethany Bunker from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Bethany is an extremely fast attacking player who is as dangerous on the flank as any player in the country. She has the ability to serve excellent crosses and is a big-time finisher. Also, a standout track athlete in Tennessee, she has been a high school Player of the Year candidate the last three years. We will look for Bethany to earn time in our forward line."

Quote about Bethany Bunker from her club coach - Mike Knowles, '94 Collierville Lady Lobos

"Bethany is a very quick, dynamic player. She can play either outside mid or as a striker. She has an excellent record when it comes to assists but also has a keen eye for goal. Bethany is one of the few players who moves as quickly with a ball as she does without."

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  #14 Sara Coleman
Laurel Miss. 5'4 Forward West Jones High School

  • Five years on the Mississippi Team
  • Four years on the Region III Team
  • Thanksgiving Regional Event
  • Costa Rica with the Region III Team
  • National Team Camp
High School Soccer
  • First Team All-District (2007-12)
  • Second Team All-State (2007-08)
  • First Team All-State (2008-12)
  • District Player of the Year (2009 , 2010)
  • Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee (2009, 2010)
  • Five-time team captain
  • State Champion (2009, 2011)
  • State Runner up (2010)
  • Career stats: 154 goals, 105 assists
Other sports
  • Track
  • Third place at State in the 400m (2008)
  • First place at State in the 4x200m relay (2008)
  • North Atlantic Soccer Association
  • Won Regionals (2011)
  • Placed third at Nationals (2011)
  • Won a National League Title (2010)
  • State Champion (2010)
  • Placed second at State (2011)
Academic/Community Involvement
  • Student Council (2009-12)
  • Sophomore, Junior President
  • Student Advisor Board (2011, 2012)
  • Senior Secretary
  • FCA (2009-12)
  • Spanish Club (2009-12)
  • Alpha Team (2012)
  • Logged 279 community service hours for math tutoring
  • Born December 1, 1993
  • Daughter of Jerry and Marie Coleman
  • Both parents were members of the track team at Southern Miss from 1985-89

Quote about Sara Coleman from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Sara is one of the top two players in Mississippi in 2012 with Georgia Russell being the other. She is a very fast, skilled forward who has scored a lot of goals at the youth level. Sara is one of the best players in the history of Mississippi high school soccer. She plays for the NASA Club out of Atlanta and we expect her to come in and earn playing time right away as part of our potent front line."

Quote on Sara Coleman from her club coach - Dave Smith, NASA

"Sara Coleman is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. She has great skill, tremendous speed and is a very dangerous 1-v-1 attacking player. Sara will be an impact at the college level."

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  #9 Sydney Eddy
Franklin, Tenn. 5'6 Midfielder/Forward Battle Ground Academy

  • Tennessee State Team (2009-10)
High School Soccer
  • Started 71 games and played in 73
  • Recorded 44 goals and 29 assists
  • All Mid-State as a junior and senior
  • All-Region as a junior and senior
  • First Team All-State as a senior
  • Team captain as a senior
  • All-Star team as a senior
  • Placed third at State (2010, 2011)
  • Finished the 2011 season 12-4-2
  • BWSC Girls '93 Premier
  • Six-time Tennessee State Champions
  • Three-time Premier League Champions
Academic/Community Involvement
  • National Honors Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta (math)
  • AP English
  • Community service activities include, a mission, trip, nursing home and Habitat for Humanity
  • Born July 13, 1993
  • Daughter of Steve and Tracy Eddy
Quote about Sydney Eddy from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Sydney is a quick, hard-working player who is very athletic. She can play either of the wide midfield positions and I think her work rate will become contagious amongst our squad."

Quote about Sydney Eddy from her club coach - Andy Stoots, BWSC '93 Premier

"Sydney has the potential to have a great collegiate career. She is very coachable, has a great work rate and the desire to continue to improve. I look forward to following her career at Ole Miss."


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  #8 Maddie Friedmann
St. Louis, Mo. 5'6 Defender/Midfielder Ursuline Academy

High School Soccer
  • NSCAA All-America Team (2011)
  • Missouri State Defender of the Year (2011)
  • First Team All-Region (2011)
  • First Team All-State (2011)
  • First Team All-Metro (2011)
  • First Team All-Conference (2011)
  • Team Captain (2010, 2011)
  • Selected by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame for receive the "Future Soccer Stars" award (2011)
  • Team finished second in the state of Missouri (2011)
  • First Team All-Conference (2010)
  • Ursuline Academy MVP (2010)
Other Sports
  • Field Hockey
  • First Team All-Conference (2010, 2011)
  • Second Team All-Metro (2010, 2011)
  • Ursuline Academy Team Captain and MVP
  • Kolping Kicks
  • National League Champions (2011)
  • Second place U.S. Soccer Nationals (2011)
  • Missouri State Champions (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Midwest Regional League Division Champions
  • ECNL All-Tournament Team
  • Currently ranked eighth in the Region by Top Drawer Soccer
Academic/Community Involvement
  • Ursuline Academy Academic Excellence Award, 4.0 GPA (2009-present)
  • Excellence in Art Award (2011)
  • Volunteers with St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Kolping Kicks U15 girls soccer team
  • Born November 15, 1993
  • Daughter of Sheri and Kevin Kersting and Robert Friedmann
Quote about Maddie Freidmann from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"I am very excited about Maddie Freidmann, one of our NSCAA High School All-Americans. She is as good a defender as there is in the country at youth level. Her toughness, leadership and ability to cover ground will certainly help us replace the loss of four-year starting defender Meredith Snow. Maddie helped carry her club team to the U.S. Youth Nationals last summer and is wise beyond her years with her ability to read the game."

Quote about Maddie Friedmann from her club coach - Tony Schmitt, Kolping Kicks

"Madeline Friedmann is an amazing young player and an even better person. She brings a phenomenal work ethic, excellent technical skill, amazing comprehension of the game and is a true winner in everything she does in life. Mad brings a winning attitude to Ole Miss and her leadership skills are second to none. Having coached Mad since she was nine years old, I am 100 percent confident that she will not only make an amazing impact on the Ole Miss soccer program but more importantly will make the Ole Miss a better place."

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  #20 Olivia Harrison
Collierville, Tenn. 5'8 Forward/Midfielder Houston High School

  • National ODP (2008, 2010)
  • International ODP Roster, Costa Rica Tournament (March 2009)
  • Coral Springs (2008)
  • National Development Camp, Pomona, Calif. (2009, 2011)
High School Soccer
  • NSCAA All-American (2010, 2011)
  • NSCAA All-South (2009-2011)
  • ESPN Rise All-South Team (2010)
  • ESPN Rise National Player of the Week (Nov. 2010)
  • NSCAA Tennessee Player of the Year (2010, 2011)
  • ESPN Rise Top-10 Player in Tennessee (2009, 2010)
  • Tennessee Coaches Association All-State (2008-11)
  • Tennessee Sports Writers' All-State (2008-11)
  • THSSCA All Star "East-West" Team (2011)
  • Overall Champion Pepsi/Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps (2909 & 2010)
  • Pepsi/Commercial Appeal Best of Preps
  • Top Five Finalist (2008-11)
  • Voted MVP of the TSSAA High School D-1 AAA State Tournament (2009-10)
  • 106 career goals and 67 career assists with a 73-10-8 record at Houston High School
  • Tennessee High School D-1 AAA State Champions (2009-10)
  • Semifinalist (2011) and Quarterfinalists (2008)
  • Ranked in ESPN "Fab 50" all four years and as high as fifth in the nation (2010)
Other Sports:
  • Track and cross country
  • Anchor leg of Tennessee D-1 AAA State Championship team in 4x800m relay
  • Placed second in Tennessee D-1 AAA State Championships in 800m (2:18:74)
  • Selected to Pepsi/Commercial Appeal Best of Preps in Girls Track (2009-10)
  • Holds the Houston High School record in the 800m (2:18:74)
  • Top female finisher in the Shelby County (Tennessee) Cross Country Championships (19:27)
  • 94 Lady LOBOS Blue
  • Topdrawersoccer's Top 10 Player to Watch (fourth in South region)
  • Topdrawersoccer's National Player of the Month (June 2011)
  • Third leading overall scorer (U17 Girls) at 2011 USYS Southern Regionals
  • Region III Premier League-Central Champions (2011)
  • USYS Southern Regionals Quarterfinalists (2011)
  • Tennessee State Finalists (2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Ranked as high as second in the nation (SoccerinCollege) and seventh in the nation (Gotsoccer)
  • 2011 Disney U17G Champions
  • 2010 CASL Champions
Academics/Community Involvement
  • Honor Roll
  • AP student
  • Involved in TOPSoccer (special needs players) and Collierville Animal Shelter
  • Born July 20, 1994
  • Daughter of Carter and Patricia Harrison
Quote about Olivia Harrison from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Another one of our high school All-Americans, Olivia is the total package as a forward. She is fast, good with both feet and has a big-time goal scoring mentality. Olivia has also been the Tennessee Player of the Year the last two seasons and I expect her to become a force to be reckoned with up front."

Quote about Olivia Harrison from her club coach - Mike Knowles, '94 Collierville Lady Lobos

"Olivia is a very hardworking dynamic player. She is comfortable on either flank or can play as a striker. Olivia has a prolific goal scoring record through high school and club. She has a wonderful ability to beat players and provides many assists for her teammates."

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  #15 Jessica Hiskey
Franklin, Tenn. 5'4 Defender Franklin High School

  • Region III ODP Team (2011)
  • Boca Thanksgiving Interregional (2011)
  • Tennessee ODP Team (2008-11)
High School Soccer
  • Co-Captain of 2011 Tennessee State Champions (24-0-0; ranked first in nation by NSCAA; second in nation by ESPN)
  • Tennessee State Finalists (2009, 2010)
  • Adidas High School All-America (2011)
  • Two-time District 11-AAA Player of the Year (2010, 2011)
  • Four-year varsity starter
  • Three-year All-District, All-Region, All-State team (2009-2011)
  • BWSC 94 Premier
  • Region III Finalists (2011)
  • Region III Semifinalists (2010)
  • Region III Quarterfinalists (2008, 2009)
  • National League (2010-11)
  • Three-time State Champions (2009-2011)
  • Captain (2007-2012)
Academics/Community Involvement
  • Honor Roll
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • National Honors Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Born May 14, 1994
  • Daughter of Lynn and Jon Hiskey
  • Has lived in Pennsylvania, Mexico, California and Tennessee
Quote about Jessica Hiskey from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Jess is a great addition to our team. Our third high school All-American and starting left back for the Region III ODP Team, she has established herself as one of the best defenders in the South. Jess is fearless in the tackle, serves the ball extremely well with both feet and has a tremendous engine that allows her to get up and down the field for the duration of the game. Jess led her high school team to the State Championship and an undefeated season while playing center midfield."

Quote about Jessica Hiskey from her club coach - Brandy Gagliano, BWSC '94 Premier

"Jessie is a tenacious 1-v-1 defender who rarely gets beat. She excels at reading the game, winning balls out of the air and disrupting the opponents attack. Jessie's experience playing against and shutting down some of the top forwards in the country will allow her to make an immediate contribution at the college level."

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  #22 Jennifer Miller
St. Louis, Mo. 5'1 Midfielder Cor Jesu Academy

  • Missouri State Team (2006)
  • Invited to and attended the U.S. Soccer id2 Program (2007)
High School Soccer
  • As a team, finished third at State (2009-10)
  • Named First Team All-Conference (2009-10 and 2010-11)
  • Team MVP (2010-11)
Other Sports
  • Field hockey (four years)
  • As a team, lost in the semifinals of the state playoffs (2009-10)
  • Placed second at State (2011-12)
  • Team captain on this past year's team
  • Second Team All-Conference (2010-2011)
  • First Team All-Conference (2011-2012)
  • The Post-Dispatch First Team All-Metro (2011-2012)
  • Team MVP (2011-2012)
  • Kolping Saint Louis/St. Louis Scott Gallagher
  • Played for Saint Louis Scott Gallagher for nine years and then switched clubs this year to become Kolping Saint Louis.
  • Team captain for the last four years
  • Missouri State Champions (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • National League Champions (2010-11)
  • National finalist U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships (2010-2011)
Academics/Community Involvement
  • Made High Honors for every semester of high school, (minimum of a 3.75 GPA)
  • A member of the National Honor Society, (minimum of a 3.5 GPA and 10 hours of service per semester)
  • Serves at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital and SPENSA (special needs soccer)
  • Born August 19, 1993
  • Daughter of Pat and Joan Miller
  • Has four siblings
Quote about Jennifer Miller from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"The energizer bunny from St. Louis, Jen is a very active attacking midfielder who can cover a tremendous amount of ground. She can create chances for her teammates and also has the ability to get beyond the forwards and score goals. She has really blossomed under the tutelage of Tony Schmidt, her coach with Kolping Soccer Club. Jen will look to earn playing time for us in the center of the park."

Quote about Jennifer Miller from her club coach - Tony Schmitt, Kolping Saint Louis

"Jennifer Miller is something special. She is a player that will run box to box for 90 minutes for her team. Jenn has an unbelievable amount of individual skill and can link every player on the field. She can not only keep the ball for her team but will thrive in big moments. Jenn is a natural leader on the field as she will sacrifice for the good of the group. As you get to know her, when you get that big smile it really means something special. In Jenn Miller, Ole Miss has received a gift and someone that will not only represent the soccer program well but will also make Ole Miss proud as she will make the school a better place."

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  #2 Samantha Sanders
West Allis, Wis. 5'8 Defender Nathan Hill High School

  • STYSA ODP (2007-08)
High School Soccer
  • All Conference Player (2009-2011)
  • Metro-Milwaukee Player (2011)
  • FC Milwaukee (2009
  • Present)
  • Challenge 94 (2004
  • 2008)
  • State Champions, FC Milwaukee (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • State Champions, Challenge 94 (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Region 2 Semi-Finalists (2010-2011)
  • Madison I.D. Camp (2011)
Academics/Community Involvement
  • Honor Roll (2008-2012)
  • Church community project, working at the food pantry
  • Coached kindergarteners and first graders on the weekends
  • Born September 7, 1994
  • Daughter of Karen Ciezki and Mike Sanders
  • Sister played soccer at Troy University
  • Has lived in Texas and Wisconsin
Quote about Samantha Sanders from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Sam is a big-time center back from Wisconsin. One of our first commitments in this class, Sam will bring an SEC-level toughness and tenacity with her as a freshman. I expect Sam to challenge for playing time right away in our back line."

Quote about Samantha Sanders from her club coach - Christian Lavers, FC Milwaukee

"Sam is a tremendous competitor and plays with a very strong physical presence. Her determination to win tackles and her bravery in challenges in the air will make her a very effective defender in college."



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  #10 Brooke Theobald
Marietta, Ga. 5'7 Defender Marietta High School

United States Soccer Federation Events
  • United States Soccer Federation U.S. Soccer January Training Center Atlanta, Ga. (2011)
  • United States Soccer Federation U.S. Soccer April Training Center Atlanta, Ga. (2011)
  • United States Soccer Federation U.S. Soccer August Training Center Atlanta, Ga. (2011)
  • '94 ODP National Camp Coral Springs, Fla.
  • Invitee (2010)
  • '94 ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional Coral Springs, Fla. - Invitee (2009)
  • '94 ODP International Tournament Costa Rica (2009)
  • '94 ODP National Camp Pomona, Calif. (2009)
  • '94 ODP Region III Pool (2009)
  • '94 Georgia ODP (2009)
  • '94 ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional Coral Springs, Fla. (2008)
  • '94 ODP Region III Pool (2008)
  • '94 Georgia ODP (2008)
  • '94 ODP Sub Region Camp Coaches Choice Selection (2007)
  • '94 Georgia ODP (2007)
  • '94 Georgia ODP (2006)
High School Soccer
  • Led Walton High School to the GHSA AAAAA Girls Soccer State Semi Finals (2009-11)
  • All-Cobb County First Team (2011)
  • Walton High School Varsity Midfielder of the Year (2011)
  • GHSA AAAAA State Tournament Final Four (2011)
  • Walton High School Varsity Midfielder of the Year (2010)
  • GHSA AAAAA State Tournament Final Four (2010)
  • Walton High School Varsity Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • GHSA AAAAA State Tournament Final Four (2009)
  • North Atlanta Soccer Association (NASA)
  • USYSA National Championships Third Place, Phoenix, Ariz. (2011)
  • USYSA Southern Regional Champion (2011)
  • USYSA National League Second Place (2011)
  • Region III Premier League East Champion (2011)
  • USYSA National Championships Overland Park, Kan. (2010)
  • USYSA National League Champion (2010)
  • Scored the game winning goal for NASA on an unassisted corner kick to win the USYSA National League Championship to send her team to the 2010 USYSA National Championships in Overland Park, Kan.
  • Georgia State Cup Champion (2010)
  • USYSA Southern Regional Finalist (2009)
  • USYSA Southern Regional Quarterfinalist (2008)
  • Region III Premier League East Champion (2008)
  • CASL Champion (2008)
  • Georgia State Cup Champion (2007)
  • 2007 WAGS Cup Flight Champion (2007)
  • CASL Champion (2006)
Academics/Community Involvement
  • Volunteered at the Atria Assisted Living Home (2011)
  • Walton High School Female Physical Education Award (2010)
  • NASA Little Kickers Volunteer (2010)
  • FCA (2008-11)
  • NASA TOPSoccer Coach (2006-09)
  • Young Life (2005-11)
  • Born May 21, 1994
  • Daughter of David and Kellie Theobald
  • Brother, Braden, played collegiate football at Brevard College
  • Mother, Kellie, played softball and was a cheerleader at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.
  • Father, David, played baseball at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas
Quote about Brooke Theobald from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Brooke can change the game with her ability to strike a ball over distance. She is a set piece specialist whose high level of consistency makes her very dangerous. She is a tough center back who has played at the highest level her entire club career carrying her team to Nationals twice. Brooke will also help retool our back line."

Quote on Brooke Theobald from her club coach - Dave Smith, NASA

"Brooke Theobald is a very talented player with a bomb of a right foot. Brooke reads the game at a high level, is strong in the air and a good distributor of the ball. Brooke will make a great college player."

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  #0 Emily Wilber
Sonoma, Calif. 5'6 Goalkeeper Sonoma Valley High School

High School Soccer
  • Four-year starting goalkeeper
  • Four-year team MVP
  • Two-year varsity team captain
  • Senior year Team Captain Award
  • Two-time All-League First Team
  • One-time All-League Second Team
  • Sonoma County Alliance 94G
  • U.S. Club State Cup finalists, second place (2010)
  • Mustang Tournament Champions (2010)
Academics/Community Involvement
  • CSF Life-Long Member
  • Member of Earth Club and Interact Club
  • Campaign manager for winning student government officers
  • CEO of Virtual Enterprise class.
  • Senior class top nine percent (300 students)
  • Born October 18, 1994
  • Daughter of Jeff and Donna Wilber
  • Mother, Donna, was born and raised in Mississippi
  • Grandparents, Joe and Virginia, are from Columbus, Miss.
Quote about Emily Wilber from Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott

"Emily is a very quick, agile goalkeeper who has competed at a very high level in California. She will add depth to our squad and her excellent training habits will benefit her greatly as she prepares to compete for playing time at the next level."

Quote about Emily Wilber from her club coach Mark Carr, Sonoma County Alliance 94G

"I have worked with Emily for about a year and seen her growth as a person and soccer player within our team. She will be a great addition to the Ole Miss program and I am very excited for her. She is a solid keeper with great hands and good kicking game. She can organize and communicate effectively to the players in front of her and has the ability to make big-time saves to keep her team in the game. I am excited to see how she grows at Ole Miss.


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