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Westminster signs seven to women's soccer team

Published July 5, 2012 1:45 pm
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Seven more players have signed to play women's soccer for Westminster College, head coach Tony LeBlanc announced Thursday.

Madeline Malmquist, Megan Molumby, Rylei North, Madeline Orr, Amanda Peppers, Jamie Wilkinson and Abi Yanke will all join the Griffins this fall.

Malmquist attended Olympus High School. The 5-foot-5 midfielder played at Northern Arizona in 2010, but didn't appear in any games. She scored three goals during her prep career for Olympus.

Molumby attended West Jordan High School. As a 5-foot-8 defender, Molumby anchored the Jaguars' defense and was named first team All-State as a senior. The defender tallied nine goals during her prep career and was a two-time all-region selection.

North, from Alta High, spent a season playing for BYU-Hawaii. As a freshman for the Seasiders, North finished second on the team with nine goals and 19 points in 16 games off the bench. She was sixth in the Pac West Conference in goals and eighth in points.

Orr played at Uintah High School in Vernal. The 5-foot-8 defensive midfielder scored four goals as a senior and five in her prep career. Uintah went 9-8 overall during her senior season.

Peppers is from Franktown, Colo., where she attended Ponderosa High School. The 5-foot-8 midfielder was named first team All-Continental League as a senior after making the second team as a junior. A four-year varsity member for Ponderosa, Peppers was a team captain and team MVP. She received three academic letters and was a four-time member of the Honor Roll.

Wilkinson will join the Griffins after spending two years at the University of Arizona. The 5-foot-8 goalkeeper from Kaysville didn't appear in any games for the Wildcats. She attended Davis High School, where she was named a team captain in her junior and senior seasons, while being named to the all-region first team in 2008 and 2009, and the 5A All-State first team in 2009. Wilkinson led the state with 11 shutouts during the 2009 season and helped the Darts to three region championships.

Yanke comes to Westminster from Boise, Idaho, where she graduated from Bishop Kelly High School. The 5-foot-8 goalkeeper helped Bishop Kelly to back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011 while also winning three district championships. She was named first team All-Conference in 2010 and 2011 and also honorable mention in 2009.

The Griffins open the season on August 13 with a game against Utah Valley in Orem. —




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