Feb. 1, 2012
2012 Signing Day Central
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team signed seven student-athletes to its 2012 recruiting class, head coach Michelle Salmon announced Wednesday.
"Today's class marks a great deal of diligence and hard work amongst our staff," Salmon said. "I cannot be more thankful to my staff who have helped our program gather one of the strongest classes in UC history."
The incoming freshman class will add depth throughout the roster as the group includes three defenders, two forwards, one midfielder and a goalkeeper.
"This class provides talent in every position and with the additions of this group of student-athletes as well as the returning players I know we are poised for a great 2012 campaign," said Salmon.
Three incoming Bearcats hale from Cincinnati; goalkeeper Natalie Smith, defender Sally Beiting and forward Laura Rose.
"When you look at the additions of Natalie Smith and Laura Rose, as well as Sally Beiting, you can continue to see our commitment to keeping the best talent in Cincinnati here at UC," Salmon added.
In addition the Cincinnati trio, four 2012 are from the Southern California/Arizona region. Salmon believes the national recruitment is a reflection of her coaching staff's efforts and speaks well about the attractiveness of Cincinnati.
"On a more of a national stage, the University of Cincinnati is a tremendous academic institution, which helps us attract student-athletes from across the country," said Salmon. "As a staff we have spent countless hours recruiting across the country to find players that not only match the character of our program, but can also excel in the classroom. With the additions of Callie Taylor, Kayla Karlsson and Kelly Latimer from California and Sydney Tomlinson from Arizona we have not only added tremendous soccer players, we have also added great students to our university."
||Mount Notre Dame
||Granite Bay, Calif.
||Lake Forest, Calif.
||St. Urusla Academy
||Long Beach, Calif.
Below are the biographies of all seven members of the 2012 women's soccer recruiting class.
Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame
Jan. 24, 1994
Club: Hammer F.C.
High School: A four-year varsity starter and two-time captain for coach Doug Conway at Mount Notre Dame ... named a first-team all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League selection in 2011 ... earned second-team GGCL honors in 2009 and 2008 ... won the schools Captains Award ... named team's Most Improved Player in `09 ... four times was named an academic all-star.
Personal: Sally Catherine Beiting ... born Jan. 24, 1994 ... daughter of Larry and Sue Beiting ... has older brothers Andrew and Michael ... older sister Sarah was a member of the UC crew team from 2007-09 ... grandmother Frances Ahlering Browne was a sharpshooter on the UC rifle team from 1945-48 ... chose UC over Miami (Ohio).
Planned Academic Major: Allied Health Nutrition and Food.
Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay
Dec. 31, 1996
Dec. 31, 1993
Club: Placer United 94 Elite.
ODP: District Team 2008.
High School: A four-year varsity starter at Granite Bay High School ... twice was named a first-team all-Sierra Foothill League selection junior and sophomore years ... named team's defensive MVP junior season and the coaches award sophomore year ... helped guide the Grizzlies to a sectional championship in 2011 and a league title in 2009.
Personal: Kayla Mary Karlsson ... born Dec. 31, 1993 ... daughter of Nik and Barbara Karlsson ... has an older sister, Sarah, and a younger sister, Bridget ... uncle, Kevin Outcalt, played water polo for Pepperdine from 1978-82 ... great uncle John Ezersky played for the Boston Celtics from 1947-50 ... chose UC over Boston, California-Santa Barbara, California-Davis, Chico State, Nevada-Reno, Stevens Institute and Utah.
Academic Major: Athletic Training.
Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro
Sept. 22, 1994
Club Team: So. Cal Blues.
ODP: 94 ODP Pool.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at El Toro High School ... led team to semifinials of the California Interscholastic Federation.
Personal: Kelly E. Latimer ... born Sept. 22, 1994 ... daughter of Tim and Julie Latimer ... has an older brother, Sean, and a younger sister, Nikki ... chose UC over Ohio State, UCLA, Boise State and California-Riverside.
Academic Major: Kinesiology.
Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills
June 27, 1994
Club Team: Cincinnati Soccer Alliance.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Walnut Hills High School ... received all-Southwest Ohio and first-team all-city honors senior season ... named a first team all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference freshman and senior seasons ... served as team captain sophomore and senior years ... earned second team all-FAVC honors sophomore year and was an honorable mention junior year ... ran on the Walnut Hills 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams that were conference champions her sophomore season.
Personal: Laura Elizabeth Rose ... born June 27, 1994 ... daughter of Mary Jo Rose ... has one older brother, Michael, and two older sisters, Jennifer and Chelsea ... Chose Cincinnati over Florida State, Kansas, South Carolina, Dayton, Wright State, West Virginia, Iowa, Kentucky, Xavier and Louisville.
Academic Major: Biology.
Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy
Nov. 6, 1993
Club Team: Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Elite.
High School: A two-time first-team all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League selection her junior and senior years ... named a first-team all-Southwest Ohio recipient after recording 10 shutouts her junior year ... guided St. Ursula Academy to a No. 12 national ranking by ESPN Rise her senior season... led team to No. 1 ranking by the NCSAA and No. 2 by ESPN Rise in 2010 after posting nine shutouts.
Personal: Natalie Camille Smith ... born Nov. 6, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Kent and Maureen Smith ... has two brothers, Kelley and Luke ... chose UC over Purdue, OSU, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Toledo, Miami (OH), Ohio and Dayton.
Academic Major: Undecided.
Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos
April 4, 1994
Club Team: Beach F.C.
Personal: Callie Taylor ... born April 4, 1994 ... daughter of David Taylor and Sharon Taylor ... chose UC over Irvine, Baylor and TCU.
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner at Los Alamitos High School ... named a first team all-league sophomore and junior seasons ... named to second team all Continential Interscholastic Federation in 2011 ... a two-year caption who earned all-Excalibur Tournament honors junior season ... lettered in volleyball all four years ... served as captain of volleyball team freshman and sophomore years ... named volleyball team's MVP freshman year and defensive MVP junior year ... guided squad to league championship sophomore season and was named a second-team all-league performer junior year.
Academic Major: Health Sciences.
Mesa, Ariz./Red Mountain
Jan. 1, 1994
Club Team: Sereno '94 Girls White.
ODP: Arizona ODP.
High School: Played freshman year at Red Mountain High School ... was named a division 5A-1 all-regional midfielder honorable mention.
Personal: Sydney Cheree Tomlinson ... born Jan. 1, 1994 ... daughter of Dave and Tawnya Tomlinson ... has one older brother, Chase ... chose UC over Boise State, Arizona State, Arizona, UNLV and Texas.
Academic Major: Nursing.