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Women’s Soccer Announces 2022 Signing Class

Dec 7, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women's soccer team inked 11 players to National Letters of Intent head coach Hideki Nakada announced. The 2022 signing class includes, seven freshman and four transfers. They are set to join the Utes for the 2022 season.
 
"We are delighted to announce this group of talented student athletes to join our program," stated head coach Hideki Nakada. "We have been working diligently to address our needs and I feel we could not have done much better than bringing in this wonderful and exciting group of student athletes to take our program to the next level. We are adding quality and depth in each of four lines, and they will raise the level of competition within immediately. In order for a program to be successful, your everyday environment has to be as challenging as any game day competition, and this group will no doubt challenge our current team and make us better. I am incredibly excited and can't wait for them to come in to push each other and grow together. It is a great day to be a Ute."
 
Brooke Ahern
Forward
Chelmsford, Mass. • Lawrence Academy
FC Stars
 
High School

  • Earned All-State honors following the 2019 season
  • Helped her high school to a NEPSAC Tournament Semifinalist in 2019
  • Was named ISL All-League and All-NEPSAC following the 2019 season
  • Played at Lawrence Academy for Kimberly Bohlin Healy
  • Off the field, named Boston Globe All Scholastic
  • Playing club soccer with FC Stars was a 2017 US Club Soccer National Finalist
  • Was a 2018 ECNL National Finalist with FC Stars

Personal

  • Daughter of Todd and Heather Ahern
  • Has one brother
  • Loves to draw and paint

 
Brooklyn Blaylock
Midfield
Salt Lake City, Utah • East HS
Utah Avalanche
 
High School

  • Was an All-State selection during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons for East HS
  • Besides soccer, was a member of the 4x100 relay team that won the state championship
  • Named to the ECNL One to Watch list when playing for ####
  • Member of the Utah Olympic Development Program Team for four years (2016-20)
  • Member of the Utah ODP Team in 2017
  • Was an honor student at East HS

Personal

  • Daughter of Katie and Atieli Blaylock
  • Has four siblings 

 
Kelly Bullock
Forward
Salt Lake City, Utah • Olympus HS
Utah Avalanche
 
High School

  • Top Drawer Soccer 4-Star recruit
  • National Top 150 Recruit
  • Played soccer at Olympus HS for Jamie Evans and was a four-year starter
  • Named Team Captain for the 2021 season for Olympus HS
  • Helped guide Olympus HS to a 2020 5A State Championship
  • 5A All-Star Team selection following the 2021 season
  • Utah Olympic Development Program team member (2017-20)
  • Member of the West Region ODP Team (2018-21)
  • Was a member of the 2020 National ODP Team (2020)
  • Earned an invitation to the US National U-18 Camp (2021)
  • Currently a US National Team Pool U-20 player
  • Off the field, was an Academic All-State Selection (2021)

Personal

  • Daughter of Mark and Emily Bullock
  • Has two siblings
  • When not playing soccer, enjoys baking
  • Member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society

 
Ryann Cull
Defender
San Diego, Calif. • La Costa Canyon HS
City SC Carlsbad
 
High School

  • Played high school scorer at La Costa Canyon HS for Ryan Morissey
  • She led her team in assists
  • Was a member of the 2020 Open Division San Diego Champions
  • Attended the 2021 Girls Academy Talent ID Conference
  • Attended US YNT Training Center (2017, 2019)

Personal

  • Daughter of Robin Cull
  • Has two siblings

 
Luisa Delgado
Midfield
Manhattan Beach, Calif. • Vistamar HS • Notre Dame
Real So Cal/Beach FC
 
Prior to Utah

  • Attended Notre Dame for three seasons
  • Played in 25 career-games for the Fighting Irish
  • Redshirted her first year on campus in 2018
  • Scored four goals and had six assists in her career
  • Scored her first career-goal in the 53rd minute of a victory over Northwestern during the 2019 season
  • Played 1342 minutes in her career for the Fighting Irish

High School

  • Competed with the U-17 Mexico Women's National Team from 2015-17
  • Started every game in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Amman, Jordan
  • Was a two-time Coastal League Most Valuable Player as a member of the Vistamar HS soccer team
  • Won the ODP National Championship with CalSouth in 2017
  • Attended the Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2020

Personal

  • Daughter of Amy Heinz Delgado and Jorge Delgado
  • Has two siblings
  • Into art and graphic design

 
Jade Gosar
Defender
Fort Collins, Colo. • Rocky Mountain HS • Notre Dame
Real Colorado
 
Prior to Utah

  • Attended Notre Dame for three seasons
  • Played in 45 career-games for the Fighting Irish
  • During her sophomore season, picked up her first point on the road against No. 9 Duke
  • Played 2503 minutes in her career for the Fighting Irish
  • Was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2019-20 and 2020-21)

High School

  • Three Time Front Range League All-Conference Team honoree
  • Selected to the All-Area Girls' Soccer Team in 2016 and 2017
  • Led the team in scoring during her junior season (2017)
  • Finished tied for team-high in points her sophomore season (2016)
  • Played club soccer for Real Colorado and competed for two ECNL National Championships
  • Placed second at the ECNL Finals twice, and earned a fourth-place finish once
  • Earned Academic First Team All-State honors as a junior

Personal

  • Daughter of Jennifer Dayton and Timothy Gosar
  • Has one sibling

 
Kyla Jennings
Midfield
Tampa, Fla. • Sickles HS
Tampa Bay United
 
High School

  • Played her senior season at Westlake High school for Jason Judy
  • Scored six goals and three assists as a midfielder
  • Was named the MVP at Westlake
  • Played two seasons at Sickles HS in Tampa, Fla.
  • In two years at Sickles HS, scored 23 goals with 17 assists as a midfielder
  • Was the Team MVP and made 1st Team All-Conference both seasons
  • Played eight years with Tampa Bay United ECNL and led team in scoring and assists
  • After moving to Utah, Now plays for Utah Avalanche ECNL
  • Invited to the to the US Soccer YNT Identification Center in 2018

Personal

  • Daughter of Chelsie and Rick Jennings
  • Has one sibling

 
Katie O'Kane
Forward
Seattle, Wash. • Bishop Blanchet HS • Washington
Reign FC
 
Prior to Utah

  • Attended the University of Washington for two seasons
  • Played in 29 career-games for the Huskies
  • Scored her first career goal on Sept. 5, 2021 against New Mexico

High School

  • Top Drawer Soccer ranking No. 88 in the class of 2020
  • Played at Bishop Blanchet HS for the 2016 season
  • Was named 1st Team All-Metro
  • Earned Washington All-State Honorable Mention honors
  • Helped Bishop Blanchet advance to the State semifinals for the first time since 1994
  • Played club soccer at Reign FC for Kat Khosro
  • ODP National Training Camp (2016, 2017)
  • Region IV Championship All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016)
  • Attended the ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Event (2015, 2016) and was the top scorer in 2015

Personal

  • Daughter of Betsy and John O'Kane
  • Has one sibling
  • Mother (Betsy) was a cross country skier at Dartmouth
  • Father (John) played football at Dartmouth

Taylor Prigge
Goalkeeper
Queen Creek, Ariz. • Queen Creek HS
Utah Royals FC
 
High School

  • Played at Queen Creek HS for Kete Meskill
  • Was the 6A Central Region First Team Goalkeeper following the 2020 and 2021 season
  • Earned Second Team All-Conference Team Goalkeeper honors during the 2020 and 2021 season
  • Was the team's captain the last two seasons
  • Was the starting goalkeeper for the Arizona ODP Team
  • Off the field was a four-year member of the Principal's list

Personal

  • Daughter of Deb and Tom Prigge
  • Has one sibling
  • Traveled to Spain with ODP team

 
Kaela Standish
Midfield
Danville, Calif. • Monte Vista HS
Mustang SC
 
High School

  • Played at Monte Vista HS for Chris Lum
  • Won the EBAL All-League Award
  • Helped lead her team to the NCS Championship
  • Was an NCS CIF Scholar Athlete
  • Played club soccer for ####
  • Was named an ECNL Player to Watch
  • Earned First Team All-Conference ECNL Northwest
  • Was an ECNL Champions League Playoff standout on Top Drawer Soccer
  • Was named team captain

Personal

  • Daughter of Ji and Ben Standish
  • Has two siblings
  • Co-Founder for the Compassion Project, which raises money to help support kids with cancer in chemo

 
Madeline Vergura
Forward/Midfield
Concord, Mass. • Concord-Carisle HS • Southern California
FC Stars

 
Prior to Utah

  • Attended the University of Southern California for four years
  • Played in 63 games for the Trojans making 16 starts
  • Tallied nine assists in her career for the Trojans
  • Three-time Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll Selection
  • Helped the Trojans to an appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals during the 2019 season
  • Was named to the Anneberg Dean's List five times at USC

High School

  • Ranked #19 in Top Drawer Soccer's IMG Academy Ranking and #1 in the Northeast
  • Played at Concord-Carlisle HS for Peter Fischelis
  • Named Rookie of the Year following the 2015 season
  • Was the Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • Was a First Team Dual County League All-Star
  • Earned All-State honors and a First Team Eastern-Mass. All-Star
  • Was a member of the Concord-Carlisle HS Varsity Golf Team her freshman season
  • Played club soccer for FC Stars and Jason Dewhurst
  • Was a member of the U14, U16, and U18 National Team pools
  • Captained the U18 USWNT in a game against England
  • Selected for the 2016 and 2016 ECNL National Training Camps
  • Helped the FC Stars team reach the ECNL Final Four in 2016

Personal

  • Daughter of Priscilla and Mick Vergura
  • Father Mick was a division I skier and baseball player
  • Cousin Steven played golf at Temple and Fairfield and currently plays professionally