Wyoming Soccer Signs Eight Student Athletes to National Letters of Intent

Feb. 11, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head soccer coach Anne Moore announced today the signing of eight high school students to national letters of intent to attend UW in the fall of 2005. Seven of them will join the Cowgirls next fall and one is already enrolled at Wyoming and attending classes this spring.

"We are really proud of this recruiting class because they are not only quality soccer players but are quality people," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "They aren't afraid to work hard in order to achieve success."

Following is a list of the 2005 Wyoming Soccer Signees:

Comfort Adetoye, 5-8, Forward and Center Midfield, Englewood, Colo.(Littleton High School)
Comfort joins her sister, Mercy, at the University of Wyoming.Adetoye enrolled at Wyoming this spring and will participate in spring practices with the Cowgirls. She was a three time letterwinner in soccer at Littleton High School. She received academic honors from2002-04 and was a Littleton High School Honor Roll member from 2001-04. Littleton placed second in their conference her sophomore season.

"We are very excited to have Comfort on campus this spring," said Moore. "Having her train and play with our team this spring is a huge advantage. She brings great speed and athleticism to our frontline and also has the technical ability to play center midfield."

Jennifer Bucher, 5-3, Midfield and Defense, Littleton, Colo.(Chatfield High School)
Bucher lettered in soccer her freshman year as Chatfield advanced to the state final. She plays club soccer for the Colorado Rush which has won five state titles including the last three years in a row.She currently trains with the men's Rush team during the spring.She is a two time track letterwinner and earned all-conference honors in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meter relay. She is a member of the National Art Honor Society and an honor roll member. Her artwork has been a part of the Jefferson County School District art exhibition.

"Jen is a very versatile player who will help us in the midfield but can also play in the back," said Moore. "She is very sound technically and has a great physical presence on the field."

She was also recruited by San Diego State, Virginia, Boston College and Pittsburgh.

Halee Davis, 5-6, Midfield, Castlerock, Colo. (Douglas County HighSchool)
Davis is a four year letterwinner in soccer at Douglas County High School. She is a two time DCHS team captain, a four time Rocky Mountain All-Stars Select team captain and a seven year Colorado Storm Club team captain. Following her junior season, she led DCHS in goals(10) and assists (7) and led the state of Colorado Class 5A in goals scored by a central midfielder. She has been awarded the Blue Knight 4.0 GPA Athletic Award at DCHS.

"Haley wants to be at Wyoming more than anyone I know and that is an awesome thing," said Moore. "She is a very strong student, has a great attitude, is very sound technically and will contribute to our midfield."

Katie Groy, 5-7, Defense and Midfield, Lakewood, Colo. (Green Mountain High School)
Groy comes to the University of Wyoming by way of Green Mountain High School where she was a teammate of fellow signee Amanda Lathrop. She is a four time letterwinner in soccer and a four time member of the Green Mountain Honor Roll. She was a member of the 5A conference championship team in 2002 and 2004. Green Mountain advanced to the state finals in 2003, semifinals in 2004 and quarterfinals in 2002. She was named academic all-conference in 2004 and won academic letters in both 2002 and 2004. She also plays club soccer for the Colorado Rush, which has won three consecutive state championships.

"Katie is a very consistent player," said Moore. "She is a solid soccer player and plays the game very smart. She has very good speed and size and can push the ball to add to our offense."

She was also recruited by Idaho, Redlands, Tennessee and Metro State.

Laine Hubbard, 5-7, Defense and Forward, Monument, Colo. (Lewis Palmer High School)
Hubbard is a three year starter and letterwinner at Lewis Palmer High School. She was named 4A First-Team All-State and Colorado Springs 4A Coaches All-League First-Team following her junior season. She was selected as her team's MVP her junior season as she led her team to the 4A State Quarterfinals. She was named 4A All-State Honorable Mention, 4A Coaches First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-League following her sophomore season. As a freshman, she was named Colorado Springs 4A Coaches Honorable Mention and the Freshman Rookie of the Year. She has led Lewis Palmer in goals all three years of her high school career. She plays club soccer for Real Colorado National.

"Laine is very good in the back but can also play up top so she brings a lot of versatility to the program," said Moore. "She is very solid physically and will add great speed wherever she plays on the field. She is very tenacious, has a great work ethic and a great personality."

Amanda Lathrop, 5-4, Midfield and Forward, Lakewood, Colo. (Green Mountain High School)
Lathrop joins her high school teammate Katie Groy to play for the Cowgirls this fall. She is also a four time letterwinner in soccer and a four year member of the Green Mountain honor roll. She was named 5A All-State and All-Conference following her junior year. She is a team captain this year. She played on the 2002 and 2004 conference championship teams and also when Green Mountain advanced to the state finals in 2003, semifinals in 2004 and quarterfinals in 2002. She plays club soccer for the Rush, winning the last three state championships.

"Amanda is a tough, tough player who has amazing skills," said Moore. "She has incredible footwork and can take on anybody one on one. She will help us a great deal on the attack from the outside and can hit a cross on the dime."

She was also recruited by Arizona State, Clemson, Syracuse and Oregon State.

Jamie Scarcliff, 5-9, Goalkeeper, Arvada, Colo. (Ralston Valley HighSchool)
Scarcliff was named to the Rocky Mountain News "Best of the Best" at the goalkeeper position following last season. She has been the starting goalkeeper at Ralston Valley High School since her freshman year, compiling a record of 54-4-1. Ralston Valley won their league in each of those three years. She was named All-State Honorable Mention following her sophomore and junior year's and was named All-Conference following her junior year. She is a three time letterwinner and a four time academic letter winner (4.0 GPA). She was a team captain and was named her team's MVP her junior year. She is also a National Honor Society Member. She plays club for the Colorado Rush, who have won the state title each of the last three seasons.

"Each time we have seen Jamie she has gotten better and better,"said Moore. "She has the combination of a great attitude and a great work ethic and that will help her in becoming a great keeper.She is an extremely hard working individual not only on the soccer field but also in the classroom."

She was also recruited by UNLV, Louisville and Metro Sate.

Corey Thieman, 5-6, Center Midfield, Littleton, Colo. (Chatfield High School)
Thieman joins high school teammate Jennifer Bucher to play for the Cowgirls this fall. She is a three time letterwinner in soccer at Chatfield and a member of the honor roll all four years of high school. She was a member of the Colorado State Championship team in 2004 and was a league champion in 2003.Over her sophomore and junior seasons, Chatfield compiled a record of30-5-3. She also played club soccer for the Colorado Rush.

"We will need Corey to come in and play in the center midfield as a freshman due to the loss of a couple seniors," said Moore. "She has good size and vision and will be the playmaker of our team in the midfield. She began looking at UW early in the recruiting process and was one of our first commitments. We are happy to get such a quality player to Wyoming for the next four years."