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Cardinal Inks Seven

Nov 29, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford has signed seven incoming freshmen to national letters of intent, as announced by the Knowles Family Director of Women's Soccer Paul Ratcliffe.

"I am very excited to welcome this incredible group of student-athletes to The Farm," Ratcliffe said of the class. "They have all been extremely successful at the youth level and have the ability to come in and make an immediate impact on the team. They have the character and work-ethic necessary to be successful at Stanford. I look forward to working with them, and I am confident they can help us compete for another national championship."

Stanford recently completed the 2021 season with a 13-6-1 overall record after making its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 24 years.

Jasmine Aikey | MF | Palo Alto, Calif. | Bryant Academy

  • Competes for MVLA after playing her freshman year with San Jose Earthquakes
  • Helped her team to 2019 Development Academy U15 national title
  • Guided squad to ECNL U17 national championship in 2021
  • 2021 ECNL U17 All-American
  • 2021 ECNL Northwestern Conference U17 first team
  • Invited to U14, U15 and U17 US training camps

Quotable: "I chose Stanford because it was the best of both worlds for me. Stanford has a fantastic soccer program and is an excellent school."

Elise Evans | D | Redwood City, Calif. | Woodside HS

  • Fifth generation Stanford student-athlete
  • Competed for San Jose Earthquakes Girls Development Academy before most recently playing for FC Bay Area Surf
  • 2019 U16 national champions in US Soccer Girls Development Academy
  • 2021 U19 national champions in Girls Academy League playing alongside current Cardinal Andrea Kitahata
  • Anchored a defense that went undefeated in league play for two championship seasons
  • No. 1 recruit in Class of 2022 according to Top Drawer Soccer
  • Member of the US 2018 U15 CONCACAF Championship team
  • Participated in USGNT/WNT training camps at the U14/15, U16, U17, and U20 age groups, and was a member of the virtual U18 pool during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Has played for the United States at UEFA Development tournaments in Portugal, the Netherlands and England

Quotable: "I chose Stanford because it provides the resources and environment to achieve all my goals on and off the field. I grew up attending home games and look forward to playing for all the youth players in my own community. My family has a long history at Stanford, and I am excited to potentially be a part of the first mother-daughter combination here on the women's soccer team, while helping the team write the next chapter in the legacy of the program. I feel comfortable with the coaches, and confident in the fit with the Stanford style of play. Being a Stanford student-athlete is a challenging combination, but I look forward to pushing myself to be the best I can be."

Lumi Kostmayer | F | Southbury, Conn. | Pomperaug HS

  • Plays for New York Soccer Club
  • Helped her team to a playoff qualification in 2020
  • Second-highest league (Development Academy) goal scorer in 2019-2020
  • Best XI 2017-2018 season while playing up three age groups
  • Competed with US U15 team in April 2017
  • Scored three goals while competing with US U14 team in Carson, Calif.
  • Paired a goal with an assist while competing in UEFA Development Tournament at St Georges Park, England
  • Invited to Finland National Team U19 Euro Qualifying preparation camp in 2021

Quotable: "Stanford for me was the best of both worlds. The combination of both academic and athletic excellence was something I knew I wanted for the next four years. I will cherish the amazing opportunities and people I will meet at Stanford and I couldn't be more excited for this incredible opportunity."

Allie Montoya | F | Los Altos, Calif. | Mountain View HS

  • Competes for MVLA 04G Barcelona ECNL
  • Helped team to the 2018 and 2021 ECNL national championship, three conference titles and three state cup championships
  • 2018 ECNL conference MVP
  • 2021 ECNL All-Conference
  • 2021 ECNL Player of the Year
  • Has attended multiple US national camps with the YNT U14 - YNT U20 squads
  • Competed in Youth CONCACAF playing up in the U15 age group and helping US YNT U14 to a tournament title
  • Led her high school team to a league title during 2018-19 season
  • DeAnza League MVP
  • Cal Hi Sports Player of the Year as a freshman after finishing as league's leading scorer

Quotable: "I chose Stanford because it is my dream school. Stanford features amazing academics and athletics."

Amalie Pianim | F | Burlingame, Calif. | Burlingame HS

  • Competes for MVLA Soccer Club
  • Helped team to the 2018 and 2021 ECNL national championship, three conference titles and three state cup championships
  • Scored a hat trick in the semifinal of the 2018 ECNL National Championship
  • 2018 ECNL National Finals Best XI
  • Two-time ECNL Playoffs Best XI (2018, 2020-21)
  • 2021 ECNL All-Conference second team
  • ECNL Player Development Program participant
  • US Youth National Team Regional Training Center invitee (2018, 2019, 2021)

Quotable: "I chose Stanford to be a part of its elite soccer program and phenomenal academics. I also love the coaching staff and think the program is a great match for my style of play."

Logan Smith | D | Boise, Idaho | Boise HS

  • Competes for Boise Timbers Thorns
  • Two-time All-State first team
  • Three-time All-Conference first team
  • Guided her high school to a pair of district championships and four consecutive state runner-up finishes
  • 2020-21 Gatorade Player of the Year finalist
  • Helped her club team to a pair of state titles
  • State champion in cross country and track and field
  • Four-time national champion in cross country skiing
  • Qualified to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games in cross country skiing

Quotable: "Stanford has been my dream school for as long as I can remember with regards to both academics and athletics. I've always loved watching Stanford soccer games because of the skill and passion the team plays with. The coaches are incredible, and I want to learn as much as I can from them and have the opportunity to play alongside such talented teammates."

Freya Spiekerkoetter | D | Redwood City, Calif. | Silicon Valley International School

  • Competes for MVLA Soccer Club
  • Helped team to the 2018 and 2021 ECNL national championship
  • ECNL conference champion in 2018 and 2019 and a National Premier League champion in 2018
  • 2019 ECNL All-Conference team
  • Selected for USWNT U20 Training Camp in October 2021
  • Spent three months of 2020 in an exchange program in France and trained and played with the U19 PSG Women's Soccer Team

Quotable: "The opportunity to get to play soccer under such an exceptional coaching staff and play with a team that I grew up watching as a kid is why I chose Stanford. Additionally, being undecided on the area I want to study, Stanford provides a wide range of possibilities and avenues to explore."