February 16, 2007

Five Soccer Players Sign to Play With Wildcats

Five Nevada high school seniors or graduates have signed letters of commitment to Western Nevada Community College to play on its 2007 intercollegiate women's soccer team, the college announced. WNCC hosted a signing ceremony for its incoming team members at the Joe Dini Student Center on the Carson City campus.

In 2006, their second season, the Wildcats finished with a 10-8-2 record, won the Scenic West Athletic Conference Region XVIII Championship, and advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association playoffs.

Athletes who signed include:

Jordan Forman: Forward/Midfielder - Reno High School. Made first team all-league twice and second team all-league once. Named Coaches Choice Freshman of the Year, Midfielder of the Year three times, and Most Valuable Player once. Selected to Honor Society, and a Millennium Scholar.

Kalah Minter: Goalkeeper/Sweeper/Midfielder - Eldorado High School. Four-year varsity player, and two-year captain. Went to playoffs three years. Selected to All-Southern Nevada team in 2006. Named to All-Academic team, Honor Society, and Straight A Honor Roll. Millennium Scholar.

Alexia Balmaseda: Forward/Midfielder - Las Vegas High School. Two-year captain for the four-time Sunrise Division champions. Named Most Valuable Player twice. Made first team Sunrise Conference once and first team Sunrise Northeast three times. Maintained 4.1 overall grade point average. Millennium Scholar.

Nicole Garn: Midfielder/Defender - Chaparral High School. Played on Neusport-Tabagators club team. Received academic excellence award for straight A's.

Marina Tharin: Midfielder/Stopper - Palo Verde High School. Three-year varsity player. Played on Neusport-Tabagators club team. Millennium scholar.

The Scenic West is a Division I conference which allows WNCC to offer scholarships and affords students the opportunity to utilize the Millennium Scholarship and other types of financial assistance. WNCC student-athletes must attend full-time and work toward a college degree.

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