The Carroll College soccer program announced the signing of three more athletes for the 2013 recruiting class Wednesday.
Cassidy Hammons, Jessica Geibel and Jamie Carter have all signed NAIA letters of intent to play soccer for the Saints.
Hammons, a midfielder from Boise, Idaho, has been a four-year varsity soccer player for Rocky Mountain High School. She was an all-state selection in 2012 as well as an All-Southern Idaho Conference first-team pick. Hammons has a 4.0 GPA and has made honor roll every year of high school. She plans to study pre-physical therapy at Carroll.
“Hammons is a very strong player with a tremendous work ethic,” said Saints coach Dave Thorvilson. “She reads the game very well and could have an impact in our midfield right out of the gates.”
Geibel is a midfielder/forward from Spokane, Wash., who has seen varsity action for Gonzaga Prep since her freshman year. In 2011 the team was regional champion and district champion and went on to finish sixth at state. Geibel also traveled to England with her high school team to play in the Keele International Cup, where her team finished second. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, student body president and vice president of Key Club, all while maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
“Geibel showed up to camp two years ago and impressed the coaching staff right away,” Thorvilson said. “She can play up top or in the midfield for us and technically is a very sound player.”
Carter, a goalkeeper from Camas, Wash., is a four-year varsity letterwinner for Camas High School. During her freshman and sophomore seasons, Carter was a keeper for the team and during her junior year she started at outside back before returning to the keeper position midway through the year. The last two years she earned first team all-league, first team all-state and was voted team captain this past fall. Carter also played varsity softball. Her versatility is appealing to the Saints staff.
“Carter is just a great athlete who will do whatever the team needs to be successful,” Thorvilson said. “With the graduation of senior Erin Volz, the keeper spot is wide open this fall and a player like Carter could challenge right away.
“She is a strong keeper with the ability to play the ball with her feet as well.”
Carroll currently has two goalkeepers on the roster. The team opens the fall season at home against College of Idaho on Aug. 30.