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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:16 pm

The first two have popped up on the spyder.

Amanda Frisbie got a nice writeup here:

http://mckinneynews.net/news.php?nid=13023&cat=1

Complete with cake, Balloons, and a smile.





Sarah Bridges gets a mention in the Valley times:

http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/sports/story.php?story_id=126530723276222600

As a bonus, The same article mentions Rob Baarts' son Tyler will play for the men's team. Three Baart's on the field at once may be more than I can handle Very Happy

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Post by Psychotic on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:28 pm

Article from Robert Ziegler, ESNN TopDrawerSoccer.com



Western schools clean up on local talent



"Start with perennial NCAA title contender Portland. Garrett Smith’s Pilots landed 5 players from the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 list, including such standouts as Eclipse Select goalkeeper Erin Dees, Surf SC backstop Nichole Downing, Real So Cal forward Michelle Cruz, Dallas Texans’ goalscorer Amanda Frisbie and Sereno SC midfielder Ellen Parker."

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http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/players-to-watch/players-to-watch-archives/nid-14219/Western-Girls-Galore
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Re: 2010 signings

Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:14 pm

Just in from the Women's Soccer Recruiting website: Micaela Capelle will be coming to UP this coming year rather than going to Oregon. She's a forward from Barlow HS. If I recall correctly, one of you who went out to the recent game at Nike to get a look at some of the Pilots' recruits thought she was the best player on the field.

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2010 Recruits

Post by wrv on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:27 am

Are we creating a logjam at forward? I am not unhappy to see us receive a commitment from someone otherwise headed to the Ducks, but finding a place on the field may be complicated. Let's hope the assesment from the exhibition is correct and that Micaela Cappele herself proves to be a gem, only discovered late.

She was Mt. Hood POY, Oregonian all state 1st team and ESPN Rise had her on their all state team, so she must bring something. Her picture is linked:

http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/3707869258648563634/class-6a-girls-soccer-all-state-team/

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Re: 2010 signings

Post by fan from afar on Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:36 am

For the most part, I think you just want to recruit good players and not worry too much about positions (except keepers). If someone is a good player, she will get onto the field. Remember, Jessica (I think) was recruited as a forward, and I'm sure there have been many others - probably Elli.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:40 am

fan from afar wrote:For the most part, I think you just want to recruit good players and not worry too much about positions (except keepers). If someone is a good player, she will get onto the field. Remember, Jessica (I think) was recruited as a forward, and I'm sure there have been many others - probably Elli.

some others come to mind. Sophie holding mid, Keelin as a forward, and my personal favorite - Lindsey Huie as a defender.

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Post by fan from afar on Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:12 am

I wasn't following the team when Huie played. Was she a mid? It's unusual to go from defender in high school to more of an offensive position in college - usually the other way around.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:38 am

She started in defence (I'll spell it Clive's way).

After a couple of runs that opened people's eyes she moved into the midfield. I think during the 2002 championship game she was playing outside right, maybe some AM. Then she went to AM full time the following year and stayed here until Megan Rapinoe moved there her freshman year.

She was again at outside right mid for the 2005 season,

I think Clive's comment was "I let her play wherever she wants. I try not to tell her too much"

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Re: 2010 signings

Post by jc on Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:05 pm

This can only be good news. I think we all will be delighted with Micaela Cappele. She is not big, but she was very impressive in the club game at Merlo about a month ago. She is very quick, thoughtful in her placements, seems to have an excellent first touch, and showed a very strong shot on one of her goals.

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Re: 2010 signings

Post by fozziewozzie on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:19 pm

jc,
your description of michaela cappele sounds like the perfect attacking mid to me. another angie kerr, nee woznuk perhaps?
i always loved angie's touch and vision. before angie, i was a huge fan of erin misaki. both fast/quick, great vision an touch. i think i'm getting goose bumps!! of course, meg goes without saying.

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Re: 2010 signings

Post by purple passion on Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:50 am

Today's Oregonian says Sarah Bridges was named the Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year...shouldn't be a surprise, she was named AP player of the year a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: 2010 signings

Post by GUPhantom on Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:22 am

Man! I am just smiling ear to ear! This seems to be an outstanding recruiting class! I think 4 of them...Sarah Bridges, Amanda Frisbie, Michelle Cruz and Ellen Parker may be good enough to earn some significant PT as freshmen! But considering who's already on our starting lineup...Wow! Our opponents will have no breathing room when any player from this 2010 class are rotated in. The roster is stacked! We are deep deep deep with talent. Kudos to the coaches....awesome job getting these players signed.

Will Capelle be this season's Taylor Brooke?

And I haven't even talked about the 2 new GKs. I have every confidence that Haillie will start. I think her maturity via the red shirt year plus her obvious athletic skills will win her that job. She's a Kelsey clone. But who else can say they have 2 national team experience GKs backing her up?

Can't wait for the 2010 season to start!

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Post by fozziewozzie on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:46 pm

phantom,
i agree with you an our amazing riches! a couple of frosh this past year that saw little if not very little playing time might see significantly increased minutes this season as halley kremenski did this last year. i think elinor priest is this years halley. the other frosh is molly klier. she reminds me of brooke o'hanley an i think she will see many more minutes this coming season.
of course i didn't mention kendall and taylor. they had an immediate impact on this team.

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Post by Psychotic on Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:46 pm

Michelle Cruz will join the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team which will travel to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 26-March 6 to participate in the Ten Nations Tournament.

http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-18-WNT/2010/02/US-U18-WNT-Head-to-La-Manga-Spain-for-Three-Matches.aspx

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:56 pm

Psychotic wrote:Michelle Cruz will join the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team which will travel to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 26-March 6 to participate in the Ten Nations Tournament.

http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-18-WNT/2010/02/US-U18-WNT-Head-to-La-Manga-Spain-for-Three-Matches.aspx

Michelle is listed on the roster as a midfielder. For the January camp, from which the roster was selected, Michelle was listed as a forward.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:30 pm

The Pilots have released their official announcement of the 2010 signings: http://portlandpilots.com/news/2010/2/19/WSOC_0219103016.aspx?path=wsoc

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Post by jc on Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:48 pm

What a group! I'm wondering whether we will see Ellen Parker in action in the spring matches.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:20 am

I ran across this pic of Michelle Cruz and Germany's Carolin Simon at La Manga.


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Post by GUPhantom on Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:20 pm

Interesting question on Ellen...JC! I've never seen a recruit play in a Spring game ahead of the season she was coming in for? But then, none of the previous recruits I've been following...were already enrolled and taking classes. Hope we get a chance to preview her play! That would be cool! Very Happy

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Post by Psychotic on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:17 pm

LA MANGA, SPAIN - MARCH 03: Sofia Nati (L) of Germany and Michelle Cruz of USA compete for the ball during the women's international friendly match between Germany and USA on March 3, 2010 in La Manga, Spain. USA won 1-0.

Michelle is wearing a captain band.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:58 pm

Psychotic wrote:
Michelle is wearing a captain band.

very nice find!

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Post by FANatic on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:36 pm

I'm way out of the loop on pretty much everything, but you gotta start somewhere:

Is there a consensus that Michelle Cruz and "Dani da Fox" are our two probable starters at striker in the fall?

What do you folks think about Micaela Capelle?

As far as Ellen Parker and spring ball, I would say, heck yes she's going to play. Unless there's a special NCAA or WCC rule for soccer, I know that sometimes Duck and Beaver football recruits enroll early at college after graduating early from high school. They definitely practice with the team and play spring ball, giving them a huge leg up on fellow freshmen come August camp. We should get a great sneak preview of Ellen this spring and she'll be way ahead of the curve come summer ball.

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Post by FANatic on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:44 pm

Great pics of M. Cruz, btw.

She looks big and athletic, and we already know she has blazing speed and is a natural goal scorer like Dani.

Definitely, with her national team experience, she is one of the best high school age soccer players in the country. A huge, big time "get" by the Pilots!

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Post by jc on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:49 pm

One must be skeptical of such rating systems, but for what it's worth I pass on that when I checked today the Takkle top 50 high school girls soccer rankings had Erin Dees at #4, Michelle Cruz #5, Amanda Frisbee #13, and Nichole Downing #18.

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Post by Psychotic on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:29 pm

Stumbled across this today … Michelle Cruz hat trick with Club Team Real So Cal
Jersey # 16 - 3:48, 6:32, 7:10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktkCAAP7ed4

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