GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota women’s soccer head coach Chris Logan has announced the addition of four student-athletes who have committed to play soccer at UND this coming fall: Ashley Ebeling (Circle Pines, Minn.), Mimi Eiden (Forest Lake, Minn.), Karly Sandoval (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Megan Wright (Mesa, Ariz.).
“We are very excited to be adding such a strong, well-rounded class for 2017,” Logan said. “Although small in number, this is group is large in ability and personality and we fully believe all four newcomers will add quality to our talented roster. We are excited to welcome them to the Fighting Hawk soccer program and UND community.”
Ashley Ebeling • Forward • Circle Pines, Minn. • Centennial HS
Before UND: Two-year letterwinner at Centennial High School and an 11-year member of the Centennial Soccer Club … Helped her team to a class-AA state championship in 2016 with an undefeated season … Named first-team all-state, all-metro team and team MVP in 2016 … Named team’s Rookie of the Year in 2015 … Member of the ODP Minnesota Regional Team in 2015 and 2016, including being named the team’s captain in 2016 … Set her school’s record for most goals in a single game with six … Also lettered four years in track at Centennial High School.
Personal: Daughter of Timothy and Valerie Ebeling … Father played tennis at North Dakota State … Cousin, Sade Chapman, plays basketball at Delaware … Plans on majoring in physical therapy.
Coach Logan on Ebeling: “Ashley is a creative, dynamic attacker who provides a real goal threat. She is also a wonderful person who will be a great student and teammate.”
Mimi Eiden • Forward • Forest Lake, Minn. • Forest Lake HS
Before UND: Member of the Forest Lake High School varsity team … Member of Centennial Soccer Club with fellow signee Ashley Ebeling.
Personal: Daughter of Glen and Darla Eiden … Undecided on a major.
Coach Logan on Eiden: “Mimi is quick, skillful, and has the ability to do the unexpected. She has the versatility to play anywhere in the attacking quartet of the team and will be fun for fans to see in action. Mimi’s personality and sense of humor will bring great energy to our program.”
Karly Sandoval • Defense • Colorado Springs, Colo. • Lewis Palmer HS
Before UND: Four-year letterwinner at Lewis Palmer High School … Four-year member of the Pride Predators club team … Named all-state in 2016, all-state second team in 2015 and all-state honorable mention in 2014 … Named high school team MVP in 2015-16 … Helped Lewis Palmer to a state championship in 2016 and a second-place finish in 2015 … Helped the Pride Predators to three-straight state club titles.
Personal: Daughter of Carlos and Kim Sandoval … Father played football at Adams State … Cousin, Mitchell Klomp, runs cross country at Colorado-Colorado Springs … Undecided on a major.
Coach Logan on Sandoval: “Karly is a strong, intelligent defender who is equally adept at stopping opposition attacks and helping build offense for her own team. She also has the ability to step off the back line with the ball and has great vision and range of passing. Karly is a very bright, smart young woman and her warm personality will fit well with our team dynamic.”
Megan Wright • Forward • Mesa Ariz. • Mountain View HS
Before UND: Four-year letterwinner at Mountain View High School and a three-year member of SC del Sol soccer club … Earned all-conference and all-city honors during her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … Also lettered one year in track, running a personal-best 58 second 400-meter dash.
Personal: Daughter of Jason and Erika Wright … Father played hockey at Michigan Tech and three years in the East Coast Hockey League with the South Carolina Stingrays … Mother played basketball at Michigan Tech … Grandfather, Paul Schuldt, played basketball and baseball at Michigan … Planning on majoring in either kinesiology or marketing.
Coach Logan on Wright: “Megan has a great all-around game. She is strong, quick, and technical and has the versatility to play in multiple positions. She is very outgoing and friendly and her bubbly personality will be a great addition to our team.”