SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- A total of seven high school women soccer players have signed national letters of intent to attend Cal Poly and compete in the sport of women's soccer at Cal Poly. The announcement was made Friday by Cal Poly head coach Alex Crozier and director of athletics Don Oberhelman.
"I am very excited about this incoming class," said Crozier, entering his 21st season as head coach. "We are strengthening our program in the goal as well as up top, in the midfield and in the back. All seven of these athletes will be great representatives of Cal Poly athletics both on and off the field."
Lydia Anderson MF 5-4 Portland, OR/Cleveland HS
Anderson, a four year letterwinner at Cleveland High School in Portland, OR, earned first team all-state and was named Portland Interscholastic League Player of the Year. Twice selected to the Olympic Development Program pool (2007, '09) and selected for the regional team in 2010. High school team earned league championships all four years and advanced to the state championship in 2010 and '11. In her senior season she recorded nine goals and seven assists. Played club for FC Portland ODP.
Cassandra Fasi Def/F 5-6 Madera, Calif./Bullard HS
Fasi, a four year letterwinner at Bullard High School, helped the Knights to a pair of Country Metro Championships (2009, '10) and Valley Section Champions in 2011 advancing to the state championship game. Posted a 25-4-1 record in 2011.
Mikelle Foster MF 5-1 San Jose, Calif./ Archbishop Mitty HS
Foster, a four time letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High School, helped lead the Monarchs to a 32-8-7 record her sophomore and junior seasons. As a junior team won the Central Coast Section Championships and won the West Catholic Athletic League. As a sophomore the team advanced to the CCS quarter finals.
Alyssa Giannetti GK 5-8 Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza HS
Giannetti, a two year letterwinner at Esperanza High School, led the team to a 20-0-2 record in Century League games over the last two seasons in goal. Overall she led the team to a 27-0-4 record as a sophomore and a CIF Championship. The 2009-10 team finished ranked No. 2 by ESPNRise and NSCAA. Junior season, team posted a 23-3-4 overall record with Giannetti setting a school record with 17 shutouts. Team fished the season ranked second in the state after advancing to the CIF Semi-Finals. Named All-CIF Second Team, all-county third team, and Century League Defensive MVP. Played club for Legends FC earning National Cup Champions U-17. This past fall she helped the Legends club team to a Far West Regional Championship.
Elise Krieghoff F 5-8 Clovis, Calif./Buchannan HS
Krieghoff, a four year letterwinner for Buchannan High School, led the team to a 70-7-3 record entering her senior year. As a sophomore she helped lead Buchanan to a fifth straight Central Section Division I soccer title and a berth in the CIF Southern California Regional with a team-leading 35 goals and 16 assists, earning first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors. As a junior she was the Tri-River Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and led the league with 26 goals. Also contributed three assists for team that went 16-3-3 and reached Division I final. Played club to Cal-North Olympic Development Program from 2007-10 and U19 Cal Odyssey and participated in the 2008 ODP regional pool
Robin Mertens CB 5-10 El Cerrito, Calif./Albany HS
Mertens, a four year letterwinner at Albany High School, helped lead the team to a 55-10-6 record over the past three seasons. Earned first team All Bay Shore Athletic League twice when the team won two league championships. In 2007 participated in the Norway Cup in Oslo, scoring the winning goal in the championship. Scored 14 goals as a freshman, 18 goals as a sophomore and 13 goals as a junior.
Nicole Wheeler CB 5-11 Saratoga, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS
Wheeler, a four year letterwinner for Archbishop Mitty, currently ranked third in the nation. Helped lead the team to a 14-6-3 record as a sophomore and an 18-2-4 mark as a junior. As a junior team won the Central Coast Section Championships and won the West Catholic Athletic League. As a sophomore the team advanced to the CCS quarter finals.