Feb. 11, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's soccer head coach Greg Ryan announced Monday (Feb. 11) the signings of seven prep standouts to National Letters of Intent for the 2013-14 season. The signees include goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin (Greenwich, Conn./Brookfield), defender/midfielder Bailey Haydock (Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley), midfielder Jessica Heifetz (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional), defender Missy Kreutz (Northridge, Calif./Granada Hills Charter), forward Madi Lewis (Canton, Mich./Plymouth), defender Anna Soccorsi (Yardley, Pa./The Pennington School [N.J.]) and forward Nicky Waldeck (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Western Reserve Academy [Ohio]).
"We're very excited about this class of signees," Ryan said. "Each member of this class is extremely talented and plays the game of soccer at a very high level. We expect them to make an immediate and positive impact on our team this season and add to the culture that we've created here at the University of Michigan."
Bucklin is from Greenwich, Conn., attends Brookfield High School, and plays club with CFC United. She is a member of the Canadian U-17 Women's National Team and played at two major international competitions last year, including the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in Guatemala and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan. Bucklin also traveled to Sochi, Russia, last year to play in an international tournament with the Region 1 ODP team and took part in Thanksgiving ODP Interregionals in 2010 and 2011.
Haydock is from Tulsa, Okla., attends Bishop Kelley High School, and plays club with TSC Hurricane. Haydock was a member of three straight state championship teams at Bishop Kelley, helping the team to Class 5A titles in 2010 and 2011 and a Class 6A title in 2012. She was named captain last season as a junior. Additionally, Haydock helped her club team, TSC Hurricane, to state and Region 3 championships in 2011, as well as a spot in the national tournament.
Heifetz is from Warren, N.J., attends Watchung Hills Regional High School, and plays club with PDA. As a senior, Heifetz was a New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association (NJGSCA) Regional "Top 20" player and collected all-area (first team), all-county (first team) and all-state (third team) accolades. She was team captain for her high school team and a four-year varsity letterwinner.
Kreutz is from Northridge, Calif., attends Granada Hills Charter High School, and plays club with Real So Cal. She enters her fourth year as a varsity letterwinner for her high school team, serving the past two years as captain. Over her career, Kreutz has earned All-West Valley League and All-CIF City honors. Additionally, Kreutz helped Real So Cal to spots at the 2011 ECNL National Championship, the 2012 Surf Cup Championship and the 2010 Coast Soccer Premier League championship. She is also a fantastic student, collecting a grade-point average better than 4.0.
Lewis is from Canton, Mich., attends Plymouth High School, and plays club with the Michigan Hawks. She is a member of the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team player pool. Lewis was the 2011-12 Gatorade Michigan Girls Soccer Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2012-13 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. At Plymouth High, Lewis was an MHSAA D-I all-state first team pick in 2012 and holds the program record for most goals scored in a season. She also participated in track, setting high school records in six events.
Soccorsi is from Yardley, Pa., attends The Pennington School in New Jersey, and plays club with PDA. She attended a U.S. U-18 Women's National Team Training Camp in June 2012 and later that year was named 2012 Prep Player of the Year by the New Jersey Star-Ledger. A four-year starter on defense, Soccorsi helped the Pennington School to a 63-5-6 record during her four years, including 49 shutouts. She was named to the Mercer County 33 (an honor given to the top 33 high school players in Mercer County) and was named to the 2011 PDA ECNL all-event team while playing club with FC Delco. A team captain during her senior year, she was also a 2012 NSCAA High School Scholar All-American.
Waldeck is from Glen Ellyn, Ill., attends Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, and plays club with NSA Fury. This past fall, Waldeck was named an NSCAA High School All-American after setting school records for most goals in a season (43) and in a career (111). She was a first team All-Ohio and first team All-Midwest selection this past season as well as the Western Reserve Academy Gold Medal recipient. Waldeck was twice named Tri-County League Player of the Year and Greater Akron Division III Player of the Year.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423