Women's Soccer Signs Four for 2007-08

Feb. 15, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Cardinal women's soccer program has signed four of the nation's top high school seniors to National Letters of Intent announced Head Coach Paul Ratcliffe this week. Christen Press, Kira Maker, Ali McCann and Morgan Redman have committed to play for the Cardinal in 2007-08.

The group is highlighted by Press, who is one of the best prep forwards in the nation. A standout from Chadwick High School in Palos Verdes, Calif., she is a talented offensive player, and will add speed to the Cardinal line-up. She is a two-time NSCAA All-American, a two-time Division IV Offensive Player of the Year and a three-time Prep League MVP. Press is also a top regional and national-level player. She participated in an Olympic Development Program national camp in Boca Raton, Fla. in 2005, and is a member of the Newport Beach-based Slammers FC Premier U-19 team. Press was also a member of U-14 and U-16 club teams that won national championships. She was listed as one of the top-50 recruits in the nation by Soccer Buzz

Maker is a goalkeeper from Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Md. A member of the U-17 National Team Pool, she is regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the country and will add depth at the position for the Cardinal. She was listed as one of the top-75 women's soccer recruits in the nation by Soccer Buzz, and is a two-time Maryland All-State First Team selection. She has led her club team, the Bethesda Extreme, to two state titles.

McCann is also one of the top recruits in the nation, listed in the top-150 by Soccer Buzz. A Carlsbad, Calif. native, McCann was a Region VI ODP Pool player and a member of the 2006 ODP National Championship team. She currently plays for the San Diego Surf White club team.

Redman, an Indianapolis, Ind. native, is one of the state's top players. She is a three-time Indiana All-State First Team selection as well as an NSCAA All-Region honoree. She currently plays for the Carmel Crossfire.

'I am very excited to sign four talented players for the 2007 class,' said Ratcliffe. 'They have the ability to make a significant impact on a team returning a strong nucleus from last season.'

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