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The incoming class includes five from Minnesota's St. Croix Soccer Club.
Kellogg inks 10 in first recruiting class
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Updated: Wednesday 02/06/2014 15:40:49 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Head UND soccer coach Matt Kellogg has announced the signing of 10 incoming freshmen for the 2014 season.

Lexie Andres (Stillwater, Minn.), Zoe Berlinquette (Duluth, Minn.), Natalie Johnson (Stillwater, Minn.), Maia Lundstrom (White Bear Lake, Minn.), Sabrina Majerczyk (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Austin Overston (Florence, Ariz.) and Emily Smithson (Grand Rapids, Mich.) have all signed National Letters of Intent to play at North Dakota. Sydney Bravek (Brookings, S.D.), Tracy Mather (Lake Elmo, Minn.) and Liz McDowell (Woodbury, Minn.) round out the signing class as recruited walk-ons.

"I'm very excited for this group to get to campus in August," Kellogg said. "These young ladies will come in right away and compete with our returners to help take UND soccer to the next level. These new players will make great additions to the work that has been done over the past 12 months since our staff arrived on campus. This is a very talented class and I would not be surprised to see several of them make their way into the lineup right away."

It's been a pleasure getting to know each of the players in the class during the recruiting process and it will be great to work with them and help them develop over the next four years. I wish it was August already."

Lexie Andres • Stillwater, Minn. • Defender • 5-6
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater, Minn. … Three-year letterwinner in soccer as a defender … Received defensive MVP in 2013 … Received all-conference honorable mention in 2013 … Played as a defender for St. Croix Academy Soccer, helping her team to the 2012 U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XI Finals … Lettered in academics 2010-13.

Personal: Plans to major in health sciences … Daughter of Ken and Joetta Andres.

Zoe Berlinquette • Duluth, Minn. • Forward • 5-4
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn. … Two-year letterwinner as a forward at Proctor High School … Played two years for Shattuck-St. Mary’s … Played three years for Gitchi Gummi Club Soccer in Duluth, Minn.

Personal: Undecided on a major … Daughter of Christian and Lee Berlinquette.

Sydney Bravek • Brookings, S.D. • Midfielder • 5-5
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Brookings High School in Brookings, S.D. … Three-year letterwinner in soccer … Named first team all-state in 2013 … Named to Soccer605.com’s Elite Eleven in 2013 … Received all-state honorable mention in 2012 … Four-time recipient of the Soccer Athlete Scholar Award (2009-13) … Named most valuable player in 2010 … Played for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club’s Black U15-U18 team for four years … National Honor Society member in 2013 … Received Science Olympiad Award in 2009 … Received President’s Education Award in 2007.

Personal: Undecided on a major … Daughter of Eric and Karen Bravek.

Natalie Johnson • Stillwater, Minn. • Defender • 5-8
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater, Minn. … Four-year letterwinner in soccer as a defender … Soccer captain in 2012 and 2013 … Received defensive MVP in 2011 and 2012 … Received all-conference honorable mention in 2011 and all-conference in 2012 … Participant in Minnesota State Soccer tournament in 2011 (3rd place finish) … Played as a defender for St. Croix Academy Soccer, helping her team to the 2012 U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XI Finals … Lettered three years in basketball and three years in track.

Personal: Plans to major in physical therapy … Daughter of Dave and Julie Johnson.

Maia Lundstrom • White Bear Lake, Minn. • Goalkeeper • 5-7
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn. … Three-year letterwinner in soccer as a goalkeeper for Shattuck-St. Mary’s … Played goalkeeper one year with the St. Croix Soccer Club … Received high honor roll achievements freshman and sophomore years of high school.

Personal: Plans to major in civil engineering … Daughter of John Lundstrom and Mary Beth Anderson.

Sabrina Majerczyk • Scottsdale, Ariz. • Midfielder • 5-3
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Ariz. … Played for both Cactus Shadows High School and SC Del Sol … Played one year (2010-10) with the Sereno Soccer Club … Led her high school team in goals in 2011-12 and was named offensive player of the year … Also participated in the Arizona Olympic Development Program.

Personal: Plans to major in kinesiology and sports medicine … Daughter of Rafal and Elizabeth Majerczyk.

Tracy Mather • Lake Elmo, Minn. • Defender • 5-6
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Stillwater Area High School in Oak Park Heights, Minn. … Three-year letter-winner in soccer as a defender … Played seven years as a defender with St. Croix Academy Soccer.

Personal: Undecided on a major … Daughter of Wayne Mather and Char Klein.

Liz McDowell • Woodbury, Minn. • Midfielder/Defender • 5-6
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn. … Played as a midfielder and defender for St. Croix Academy Soccer, helping her team to the 2012 U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XI Finals … Received all-conference honors in 2013.

Personal: Undecided on a major … Daughter of Bill and Peggy McDowell.

Austin Overson • Florence, Ariz. • Forward • 5-4
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Basha High School in Chandler, Ariz. … Three-year letterwinner in soccer as a midfielder … Played for multiple club teams in Arizona, including four years with the Sereno Soccer Club … Earned a 4.0 GPA as a freshman and sophomore.

Personal: Plans to major in nursing … Daughter of Ivan and Aurelie Overson.

Emily Smithson • Grand Rapids, Mich. • Defender • 5-7
Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School in Ada, Mich. … Four-year letterwinner in soccer as a defender/midfielder … Started varsity as a freshman … Two year captain (2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons) … Received all-conference and all-district honors … Received all-state honorable mention in 2012-13 … Played as a defender for Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Club Soccer team … 2011 Super Y National Champions … 2013 Michigan State Cup Champions … Member of Forest Hills Eastern all-state golf team.

Personal: Undecided on a major … Daughter of Gary and Amy Smithson.


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