Crittenden Inks Four In 2014 Signing Class
Feb. 5, 2014
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin head coach Wally Crittenden and the three-time defending Southland Conference champion Ladyjack soccer program announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday morning. All four are prep recruits and all Texans who play for some of the top respected club teams in the state.
The 2014 class consists of Hanna Barker (F, Turner HS, ‘96 D’Feeters ECNL), Michaela Mencacci (F/MF, Clear Springs HS, Space City Fútbol Club), Chloe Fowler (F, Allen HS, Dallas Texas ‘96 Red West) and Lauren Hall (MF, Longview HS, Sting ‘96).
“This 2014 class will see some very talented players join a team that is returning 19 letterman from a championship season in 2013,” Crittenden said. “Our goal with this class was to be very selective and to only sign players that would have the potential to come in and compete to play right away, regardless of their unit on the field. There is a lot of work to be done between now and when these players arrive on campus, but I am confident they will take the steps to prepare so they may help us right away this fall. There are high expectations for this group, especially with the standard our freshman set this past fall. With the attributes each one of these talented young people bring to the team, we will again have the depth required in order to play for titles come November.”
Hanna Barker (F, Turner HS, ‘96 D’Feeters ECNL)
Crittenden on Barker:
Michaela Mencacci (F/MF, Clear Springs HS, Space City Fútbol Club)
Crittenden on Mencacci:
Chloe Fowler (F, Allen HS, Dallas Texas ‘96 Red West)
Crittenden on Fowler:
Lauren Hall (MF, Longview HS, Sting ‘96)
Crittenden on Hall:
The Ladyjacks lose four seniors from their 2013 SLC champion squad, which included two-time first-team all-conference goalkeeper Lacey Lee (2011, 2012), 2013 first-team midfield Melissa Gaudet, 2013 second-team and all-tournament midfield Brenda Salazar, and Megan Wasiak.