SMSU SOCCER: SMSU signs six players

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s soccer coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett announced on Monday that six high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at SMSU.

Joining the program for the 2020 season, includes Meghan Harkin from Las Vegas, Nev., Emily Maciel from Los Alamitos, Calif., Deborah Leier from Blaine, Maddy Roufs from New Ulm, Molly Scheid from New Ulm, and Julia Sullivan from Champlin.

Harkin, a 2020 graduate of Palo Verde High School, is a 5-foot-6 goalkeeper who played for coach Frank Messina.

Maciel, a 2020 graduate of Los Alamitos High School, is a 5-foot-seven defender. Maciel was named Defensive MVP and helped her team to be Sunset League Champions.

Leier, a 2020 graduate of Blaine High School, is a 5-foot-3 forward. Leier is a two-time letter winner who played in 17 games a season ago to finished with two goals and five assists.

Roufs, a 2020 graduate of New Ulm High School, is a 5-foot-3 midfielder. Roufs was voted team MVP a season ago after a career appearing in 70 games, including 29 goals and 23 assists. Roufs is a two-time all-conference recipient, two-year captain, five-time letter winner, and also a letter winner in track.

Scheid, another 2020 graduate of New Ulm High School, is a 5-foot-2 midfielder/defender. Scheid is a four-time letter winner in soccer and soccer captain. She also plays hockey and competes in track and field.

Sullivan, a 2020 graduate of Champlin Park High School, is a 5-foot-6 center midfielder. Sullivan earned all-conference in her senior season after lettering two years. She helped her team to be conference champions in Section 5AA, fourth place at the state tournament. Sullivan played 19 games her senior season with 15 starts, nine goals, and seven assists. In her career at Champlin Park, she amassed 12 goals, 15 assists, 32 steals and 50 games played.

“We are really excited to welcome these young women into our Mustang family,” Kasmarik-Mallett said. “They will bring depth in the form of technical quality, athleticism, and tactical knowledge to our team. We are even more thrilled with the qualities and character they bring to our program off the field. It will be a pleasure to watch them have a positive impact on our team, within our program, and in our community.”

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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