Hesston College Signs Wichita Riot Midfielder:
Amber Repp of Valley Center has signed with Hesston college. Hesston coach Kurt Hostetler
says "Amber brings the ability to play within her own abilities and do the simple things right. Make the easy decisions
and passes and not try to to too much. From what I have seen she's a very team-oriented player... She's willing
to give the ball up to someone in a better position." Amber will work on an associate's degree in disaster management
while at Hesston. She plays to ultimately major in zoology.
Amber played midfield for her Wichita Riot club team. Amber is the 9th player
from the Riot to sign to play with a women's college team.
William Jewell Signs Wichita Riot Defender:
has signed with William Jewell College in Liberty MO. Kat is the 8th member of the Wichita Riot to sign with a college
Women's Soccer sign Wichita Riot pair:
Butler County College announced
the signing of two members of the Wichita Riot Soccer team.
Wichita Southeast: Graduated a year early to join the Grizzlies as a left-footed forward.
Augusta: Leading goal scorer on her high school team; will play a physical brand of soccer.
Crusader Midfielder Signs with Friends
Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School midfielder Erika Elving has signed a letter of intent to play for the Friends
University women's soccer program for next fall. Erika has played for the Crusaders since she was a freshman.
Erika plays her club soccer for the Wichita Riot coached by Kevin Kewly and is the fourth Riot player
signed by the Falcons for next fall. Erika is also the second Kapaun Mt. Carmel player signed to attend Friends after
Nikole Hollingshead signed earlier in the year. Hollingshead, Amy Bauer and Lindsey Koland round out the rest of the
Riot team that have signed with the Falcons.
"I am glad that Erika decided to continue her soccer career at Friends University next fall,"
commented Falcon head coach Alan Shepherd. "She has been quietly waiting her turn to shine at Kapaun and she will get
her chance in her senior year to show herself. She's a good technical player that will only get better as she gains
confidence this spring."
Additionally, Erika is an excellent student and is eligible for Friends University’s Garvey
Friends University Womens Soccer Signs Wichita Riot Forward
Falcons Sign Nikole Hollingshead from Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Forward/midfielder Nikole Hollingshead has signed a letter
of intent to attend Friends University and play for the women's soccer team, Friends University has announced.
Nikole attends Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School and
plays for the girls soccer team. She also is a member of the Wichita Riot, coached by Head Coach Kevin Kewley.
Nikole is the third Riot player signed by Friends for the 2008 fall season. Nikole has been injured the previous season
at Kapaun Mt. Carmel but has been cleared to play for this spring high school season.
"Nikole is going to be a solid member of our women's soccer
team at Friends. She possesses good speed and a good work ethic to compliment her technical ability," states Falcon
head coach, Alan Shepherd. "We will use her up top or in a midfield role."
Nikole is pictured with Kapaun Mt. Carmel administration
Mike Burrus, John Heise and Kevin Arkin along with her family.
Friends University Womens Soccer Lands Wichita Riot Midfielder
The Friends University
women’s soccer program has signed midfielder Lindsey Koland for the 2008 fall women’s soccer season. Lindsey
plays club soccer for the Wichita Riot and is the second player signed from the Riot for next fall. The Riot is coached
by Kevin Kewley.
Lindsey plays high school soccer for Newton High School where she has
been captain for the past two years and is expected to captain the Railers again this spring. The Railers are coached
by long time coach Galen Anderson. Lindsey was named Second-Team All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League as a sophomore
and First-Team All-AV-CTL in her junior year.
In addition to soccer, Lindsey ran Cross Country at Newton and was a
three-time cross country state qualifier and a third-time Second-Team All-AV-CTL.
Lindsey is on the Principal’s Honor Roll and a member of the National
Honor Society. She will attain the Imagine the Difference academic scholarship at Friends.
“We are blessed to have Lindsey join our women’s soccer program
next fall,” says Falcon head coach Alan Shepherd. “With her technical skills, fitness and vision, she will
have an opportunity to play in the middle of the park right away in our program. I am excited to announce this signing
followed by others in the coming weeks.”
Friends University Women's Soccer Signs Wichita Riot Defender
Friends University women's soccer has announced the signing of Wichita defender Amy Bauer.
Bauer plays club soccer for
and is the co-captain of the Wichita Riot (4 years) coached by former Wichita Wings head coach Kevin Kewley. She plays
her high school soccer at Wichita Heights High School coached by first year head coach at Heights Steve Parks. (Parks previously
served as Wichita South's head women's soccer coach.) Bauer was a Greater Wichita Athletic League honorable mention
all-city player in her three years at Heights and looks forward to her senior year at Heights this spring.
"We are not only fielding a solid athlete in Amy," states Falcon head coach Alan Shepherd,
"but we are also gaining a presidential academic scholarship recipient as well. Amy will contend for a position somewhere
in the back and will gain some valuable field experience next fall."
McPherson Women's Soccer Signs Wichita
Riot Goal Keeper:
McPherson College has announced the recent signing of Sarah Goldsmith of
Augusta, Kan., to a soccer letter of intent for the 2008-2009 school year.
The 5'8” Goldsmith was named to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail D-III first team in 2006. Three-year letter winner
in soccer, twice in tennis, and once in softball, Sarah was named the Most Valuable Performer for the Orioles of Augusta High
School and coach Monty Rowland.
“I feel that Sarah's going to be a quality addition to our young program next fall,” said McPherson College
women's soccer coach Robert Talley. “She has the desire to be successful and the determination to fight for the starting
position in the goal.”
“Sarah is my diamond in the rough. She has a great read for the game and soft hands, which is what every coach wants
from their keepers. I feel there are only a couple of things we need to adjust in her technique. She has the potential to
improve dramatically in next four years.”
“I worried this past fall about only having one goalkeeper, because of the fear of injury. Fortunately, (freshman
All-KCAC keeper) Andrea (Swanson) stayed healthy for most of the season and we weren't put in the situation of using a field
player (in goal).”
Goldsmith also plans to play tennis for the Lady Bulldogs and coach Dan Leddy at McPherson College.
Sarah placed 10 th in the Class 4-1A state girls' tennis tournament this past fall.
Playing two sports was one of the reasons Goldsmith signed to play and continue her education at McPherson College. “If
it (playing tennis) were to change, I might also play softball.”
Sarah is the daughter of Audry Goldsmith of Augusta , Kan. She plans to major in physical education. Sarah is the daughter
of Audry Goldsmith of Augusta , Kan. She plans to major in physical education.