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Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/15/2008
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Arizona head coach Dan
Tobias and his staff are
excited about incoming
freshman class

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TUCSON, Ariz. ?C University of Arizona soccer coach Dan Tobias, who in his first five seasons has led the Wildcats to a Pacific-10 Conference Championship and a berth in the Sweet Sixteen, and his staff have signed seven players to National Letters of Intent for the 2008 season.?

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The class includes two players each from Arizona, midfielder Jessica Culver and forward Brittany Cole, and California, forward Renae Cuellar and defender Brooke Harrison, and one each from Texas, goalkeeper Ashley Jett, Nevada, goalkeeper Jenna Riddle, and Colorado, defender Amy Steiner.

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ˇ?We are so excited about 2008 class because we believe that not only do we have great student athletes to join the Arizona family, more importantly we have outstanding people join our family,ˇ± Tobias said.?

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"We have always placed a huge emphasis on surrounding the program with what we think are the best people so we are very excited about what these seven student-athletes and their families bring to the U of A family. We look forward to working with them so that they have the best possible Wildcat student-athlete experience.? On the field, we all continue to strive towards our ultimate goal:? winning our first national championship for the Arizona soccer program.ˇ±

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2008 Arizona Soccer Recruiing Class

Name Position Club Team Hometown (High School)
Brittany Cole Forward/Midfield AZ FC - Tempe Tempe, Ariz. (Corona del Sol)
Renae Cueller Forward CRSC Infinity La Puente, Calif. (Los Altos)
Jessica Culver Midfield Tucson Soccer Academy Tucson, Ariz. (Salpointe Catholic)
Brooke Harrison Defender Capitol Athletics Boca Jr. Folsom, Calif. (Folsom)
Ashley Jett Goalkeeper TSC Challenge 90 College Station, Texas (A&M Condolidated)
Jenna Riddle Goalkeeper FCLV Rebel's Select Las Vegas, Nev. (Centennial)
Amy Steiner Defender Colorado Rush Nike? Littleton, Colo. (J.K. Mullen)

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Brittany Cole ?
Forward/Midfielder
Freshman, 5-4
Tempe , Ariz.
Corona ?de Sol HS ?C Div. 5A-I
Club: AZ FC ?C Tempe

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?We feel that Brittany is an excellent attacking player, as she can take people off the dribble, sheˇ?s a very effective final passer and she scores goals. She has tremendous upside and we know she is anxious to start her Wildcat career and so are we.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Matt Smith ˇ? Team captain in 2008??ˇ? Team MVP in 2006 and 2007 ˇ? All-Arizona Team twice, in 2006 and 2007 ˇ? All-City twice, in 2006 and 2007 ˇ? All-Central Region three times, 2006, 2007 and 2008 ˇ?? All-State (5A-I) twice, 2006 and 2007 ˇ? Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year 2008 ˇ? Two-time Central Region Player of the Year 2007 and 2008? ˇ? 5A-I Player of the Year 2007 ˇ? Holds several Corona del Sol records, career points and goals, single season points and goals, and consecutive games with a point and goal ˇ? Two time 5A-I State Champion, 2006 and 2007 ˇ? Club, AZ FC ?C Tempe was the 2007 State Runner-ups ˇ? Born Brittany Dean Cole on September 26, 1989 in Mesa, Ariz. ˇ? Daughter of Terry and Melissa Cole ˇ? Has one brother, Jordan 21 ˇ? Intended major is business.

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Renae Cuellar ?
Forward
Freshman, 5-7
La Puente , Calif.
Los Altos ?HS ?C Div. III
Club: CRSC Infinity

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?Renae is a finisher. Sheˇ?s told me she plans on breaking every scoring record at Arizona and as her coach, I love that attitude.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Three-year letterwinner for head coach Erin Montoya ˇ? All-Conference, All-City, All-District, and All-Region three timesˇ? 2005 Rookie of the Year ˇ? Offensive Player of the Year three timesˇ? Scholar Athlete three time ˇ? GPA Award three times ˇ? Honor Roll 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ˇ? Club Team CRSC Infinity G U-19 Premier League ˇ? Member of Cal South DDP State club team for five years, Region IV DDP for four years, US National Team Player pool for four years ˇ? Born Renae Nicole Cuellar on June 24, 1990 in Bellflower, Calif. ˇ? Daughter of Andy Garcia and Dolores Cuellar ˇ? Intended major is biology.

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Jessica Culver
Midfielder
Freshman, 5-5
Tucson , Ariz. ?
Salpointe Catholic HS ?C Div. 5A-I
Club: Tucson Soccer Academy

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?Itˇ?s great Jess is now part of the Wildcat program.??She has the Arizona passion and lineage in her family and she brings some great qualities on both sides of the ball that will benefit us, especially in the midfield. Sheˇ?s an excellent addition to the program.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Four-year letterwinner for head coach ˇ? Captain her senior season ˇ? Scored 14 goals (three game winners), and three assists to lead Salpointe Catholic to a 21-3 record in 2008 ˇ? Honor Roll in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and Scholar Athlete A1A Honor Roll member 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 ˇ? All-City Honorable Mention 2005 ˇ? Club, Tucson Soccer Academy, 2004 regional semi-finalists ˇ? Born Jessica Marie Culver on May 26, 1990 in Tucson, Ariz. ˇ? Daughter of Rob and Liz Culver ˇ? Has one brother, Robby 19 ˇ? Intended major nutritional science.

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Brooke Harrison ?
Defender
Freshman, 5-8
Folsom, Calif.
Folsom HS ?C Div. I
Club: Capitol Athletics Boca Jr.

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?When you can add an athletic, tough, fast, and naturally left-footed player to your back four you are definitely excited and our staff is ecstatic about brining her in. She has tremendous potential and we are excited to help her maximize it as a Wildcat.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike McBride ˇ? Team MVP twice, in 2006 and 2007 ˇ? First Team All-Conference four times, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ˇ? First Team All-City four times, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ˇ? First Team All-District three times, 2006, 2007, 2008 ˇ? Club Capitol Athletic Boca Junior ˇ? Born Brooke Marie Harrison on December 1, 1990 in Anaheim, Calif. ˇ? Daughter of Robert and Dana Harrison ˇ?Has two sisters, Karisa, and, Paige ˇ? Intended major is undecided.

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Ashley Jett ?
Goalkeeper
Freshman, 5-11
College Station , Texas
A&M Consolidated HS ?C Div. 5A
Club: TSC Challenge 90

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?Ashley adds excellent depth and a great presence to our group of goalkeepers. She has great size and athleticism so her development is just a matter of time.??We feel she will be an excellent collegiate goalkeeper.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Four-year letterwinner in soccer for head coach Stoney Pryor and one-year letterwinner in volleyball (soph.) ˇ? Team captain in 2008 ˇ? Team MVP in 2006ˇ? First Team All-District 13-5A 2006 and 2007 ˇ? 2007 All-Region III Nominee ˇ? Defensive MVP 2006-07 ˇ? Member of 13-5A District Co-Champions in 2007 and Runner-up in 2005 and 2006 ˇ? Goals per Game average of 0.54 in 2007, School Record ˇ? Club TCS Challenge 90 Texas State Quarterfinalist 2006, Texas State Champions 2007 ˇ? ODP South Texas State Team 2005 and 2006 ˇ? Regional III Camp and Region III Pool 2005 and 2006 ˇ? Born Ashley Nicole Jett on June 22, 1990 in College Station, Tex ˇ? Daughter of James and Gina Jett ˇ? Has one brother, Jimmy, who played football at Tulsa, and three sisters, Julie, Jennifer, and Lisa ˇ? Lisa played soccer at UCLA ˇ? Intended major is undecided.

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Jenna Riddle
Goalkeeper
Freshman, 5-10
Las Vegas , Nev.
Centennial HS ?C Div. 4A
Club: FCLV Rebelˇ?s Select

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Quooing Coach Tobias

ˇ?Jenna has all the tools to be an outstanding goalkeeper in college: athleticism, size strength, drive, technical ability and intelligence. We feel great about adding her to the Wildcat family.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Bernie Preston ˇ? Team captain in 2008 ˇ? Team MVP in 2005 and 2007 ˇ? All-District (Northwest) 2007 ˇ? All-Region (Sunset) 2007 ˇ? All-State (NIAA) 2007 ˇ? Member of the 2005 Nevada State Champions ˇ? Divisional Championship member 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ˇ? Club Team FCLV Rebelˇ?s Select 2007 Nevada State Champions ˇ? Born Jenna Beth Riddle on September 30, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nev. ˇ? Daughter of Tom and Beth Riddle ˇ? Has two sisters, Shelby and Addison, and one brother, Macklen ˇ? Intended major is architecture.

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Amy Steiner ?
Defender/Outside Back
Freshman, 5-3
Littleton , Colo.
J.K. Mullen HS ?C Div. 5A
Club: Colorado Rush Nike

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Quoting Coach Tobias

ˇ?Amy Steiner has progressed so much, especially over the past two years and much of that I attribute to her relentless work ethic. She has made herself into a very solid outside back who can get forward and contribute in the attack.??She adds great depth to our back four.ˇ±

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High School Highlights and Personal Info

Two-year letterwinner, 2005 at Fossil Ridge High School and 2007 at J.K. Mullen High School in Littleton, Col., for head coach Jay McClain ˇ? Team captain in 2005 at Fossil Ridge ˇ? All-Conference First Team 2005 at Fossil Ridge ˇ? All-Conference Second Team 2007 at J.K. Mullen ˇ? Member of 2007, J.K. Mullen, 5A Colorado State Champions ˇ? Rotary Club Award Winner in 2005 ˇ? Honor Roll 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ˇ? Club, Colorado Rush Nike, three time Colorado State Cup Champions, 2005, 2007, and 2008, and Finalist in 2006, Disney Showcase ˇ?Showcase Div.ˇ± Champions, 2008, Disney Showcase ˇ?Showcase Div.ˇ± Finalists in 2005, Las Vegas College Showcase ˇ?Stratosphere Div.ˇ± Champions 2007ˇ? Born Amy Theresa Steiner on November 27, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colo. ˇ? Daughter of Richard and Ellen Steiner ˇ? Has two sisters, Liz and Laura ˇ? Intended major is undecided. ?

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