Cougar Soccer Inks Australian

April 23, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - Rachael Doyle has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's soccer at Washington State, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter announced, Friday.

Doyle has international experience having played for the Australian School Girls Youth National Team, the U-20 Australian National Team and a cap with the Australian National Team.

'We are extremely delighted with the addition of Rachael to the program,' Potter said. 'Credit to both the staff and our contacts in Australia for their work in completing the signing of such an accomplished player this late in the recruiting process.'

A defender who was a prep at Cheltenham High School, Doyle was a starter for the Central Coast Mariners in the Australia National W League competition. She was a captain of the New South Wales U-17 team that won the national championship.

Potter added, 'Rachael is a leader, a keen student of the game and an accomplished defender. Technically efficient and good in the air Rachael, has all the tools to impact our program from day one. A versatile player and good reader of the game, Rachael will be a great addition to our current talent and successful defensive unit. Rachael brings a maturity and competiveness that has succeed at the highest levels. She is ambitious and her goals match that of the program. Rachael has the perfect personality that will be a great fit with our team. Again this reinforces our intent as a program to `push on' and to add to the successes of the past seasons as we look to further imprint ourselves as a top program.'

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