Texas Tech inks eight on National Signing Day

LUBBOCK, Texas— Texas Tech football and head coach tom stone announced the signing of eight freshmen as part of National Signing Day 2022 on Wednesday.

“National Signing Day always gives an idea of ​​what the future holds and the future looks very bright for Red Raider football,” said the head coach tom stone said. “This group has really good athletics, but also the ‘student’ level in this class is amazing. You are so talented on the field and in the classroom. They will make Red Raider Nation proud.”

The class consists of four midfielders, two defenders, one forward and one goalkeeper.

Sam Courtwright
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Fusion Academy
Club: DKSC

Courtwright brings an outstanding club record to the Red Raider football programme. The midfielder helped guide DKSC ​​to an ECNL Final Four appearance. She was named an ECNL All-American and invited to the ECNL National Training Camp. Courtwright was also a three-time All-Conference selection.

“She’s a master with the ball. There’s nothing she can’t do with the ball and she loves the game. She watches the game and is an incredible student of the game. I feel like we half the country had to fight for her, and she was worth it.”

Skylar rabbit

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado.
High School: Rocky Mountain High School
Club: Broomfield Soccer Club

Haase comes to Lubbock from Fort Collins, Colorado, where she was an all-conference selection in all four years on the college roster. The attacking midfielder is a three-time Soccer City champion and has played in the second round and quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Haase was named to the top 7 best Colorado soccer players of the Class of 2024 by prepsoccer.com.

“We’ve had a lot of success here with kids from Colorado. Nick Hallam spotted her first, and we all watched her and agreed with him. She’s great at dribbling, she can play as an attacking center or up front. She will be a great addition to our offense!”

Madeleine Mueller

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Heath, Texas
High School: Rockwall-Heath High School
Club: Sting Black

Mueller checks into the 806 at Rockwall-Heath High School, where she led the roster to a District 10-6A championship. She is a three-time academic all-district selection and was named MVP in her junior season. During her time at Sting Black U19 ECNL, she led the club to two conference titles (2018 and 2019).

“She is a great goalkeeper from the Sting organization who has been coached and coached well. She is lively and a great competitor. You can train with me Madison White for a year and wanted to be part of this program.”

Berkley Patterson

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Lake Travis High School
Club: Sting Austin

Patterson will be moving to Lubbock after a successful career at Lake Travis High School, where she helped lead the Cavaliers to a 61-9-4 record and three straight district championships. She is a three-time all-district selection and an all-state selection. Patterson was named a three-star recruit by TopDrawer and an IMG Top 150 recruit.

“It seems like she always wanted to be a Red Raider, which is always great to hear. When we first saw her we knew right away that she would be a great holding mid for us. She’s talented and not afraid to mix it up. She’s got great feet and a soccer IQ.

story sexton

Position: Forward
Hometown: Lewisville, Texas
High School: Prestonwood Christian Academy
Club: DKSC

Sexton travels to Lubbock via Prestonwood Christian Academy and the DKSC ​​club. She led her club squad in goals over three seasons and helped lead the U18/19 team to the last four of the ECNL Nationals.

“She’s 6 feet tall and fast as the wind. She can smash a soccer ball and is particularly good in the air. She’s not afraid to decapitate him and really catches up. It will go well with the service we get from our outside back.”

Chloe Soto

Position: midfield
Hometown: Norman, Okla.
Secondary School: Norman Secondary School
Club: Oklahoma Energy

Soto will join the 806 from Norman High School, where she was named the 2022 Most Valuable Player. The midfielder led Oklahoma Energy to fourth place in the Texas Conference and earned her an ECNL All-Conference team selection.

“She’s the best of the class. We recruited them late, but we watched them a lot. She came in with our dedicated class in the summer and was a standout. It was obvious she was going to be a great addition.”

Clara Witten

Position: defender
Hometown: Heath, Texas
High School: Rockwall-Heath High School
Association: Solar

Whitten joins Lubbock from Rockwall-Heath High School, where she was named the 2022 Utility Player of the Year and was the roster’s top scorer. Their club roster were both 2021 and 2022 ECNL Texas Conference Champions. In 2021, Whitten was named to the ECNL First Team All-Conference, followed by a second-team selection in 2022.

“She’s an absolute defender! She’s never met a striker that she was intimidated by. She’s really fast and extremely competitive. She was one of the first to commit to this class and we know she made something straight away will cause.” .”

Lauren Woodruff

Position: defender
Hometown: Allen, Texas
High School: Allen High School
Club: DKSC

Woodruff goes to Lubbock from Allen High School, where the current Red Raiders are Ashleigh Williams and CassieTaylor took part. The defenseman helped guide Allen to an appearance in the 2022 State Quarterfinals and a district second place finish. A two-time all-district selection, Woodruff was named District Newcomer of the Year in 2019 and District Utility Player of the Year in 2022. She was also part of the US youth national team’s player pool.

“Lauren is an incredible student and a great defender. Having spent time with the U17 national team, she brings a level of physicality that you need when recruiting top defenders. She has feet like an attacking center but plays at back. We are thrilled to have them with us this spring!”

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