Stanford Inks Five Recruits

Feb. 6, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Alicia Jenkins, Kelly O'Hara, Ali Riley, Katie Riley and Kristin Stannard each signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Stanford, Cardinal head coach Paul Ratcliffe announced today. The quintet will arrive on The Farm next fall as members of the Class of 2010.

'We have signed five outstanding student-athletes for our 2006 recruiting class,' noted Ratcliffe. 'Each of these student-athletes has the ability to make a significant impact on the Stanford Women's Soccer Program. They all possess excellent athleticsm and technical skills.'

The group will join the Cardinal, who earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament last fall for the eighth-consecutive season and 15th time in school history.

Jenkins, a forward from Diamond Springs, Calif., was a two-time U.S. Club National Championship Finalist with the Pleasanton Rage. She was a member of the 2005 US adidas Cup Champion U-17 Team and has been a member of the U.S. U-17 National Team and U.S. U-16 National Team. Jenkins was also honored as an NSCAA Youth All-American and selected to the Super Y National Select Team.

O'Hara is a Soccer Buzz Top-5 Recruit from Fayetteville, Ga. She is a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team and has been a member of the U.S. U-17 National and U.S. U-16 National Teams. O'Hara, a Parade All-American and two-time NSCAA Youth All-America, scored one goal and added one assist as she helped the U.S. qualify for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, which will take place in Russia this summer. She was also a member of the 2005 U.S. adidas Cup Championship. O'Hara was also named an NSCAA High School All-American and was the NSCAA High School Player of the Year in Georgia.

Ali Riley a Pacific Palisades native out of Harvard-Westlake High School will help the New Zealand U-20 National Team in their quest to qualify for the World Cup. A member of the Southern Cal United club team, she was a 2004 USYSA National Champion and an All-Conference selection in high school.

Katie Riley (no relation to Ali) is a defender from St. Mary's High School in Manteca, Calif. Riley is a member of the Region IV ODP Regional Team as well as the Super Y Divisional ODP Team, and was selected to the Super Y National Select Team. Riley also plays club for the California Cougars.

Stannard, out of Richmond, Va., was named a Soccer Buzz Top-25 Recruit and has collected numerous academic and athletic honors during her high school career. A midfielder for the Richmond Mystx, Stannard was selected as the NSCAA National High School Scholar of the Year and was named a Scholar All-American. She also played for the 2005 U.S. adidas Cup Champion U-17 Team and is a two-time Virginia All-State selection. Stannard was honored as a NSCAA Youth All-American and is a member of the U.S. U-17 National Team.

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