ThunderWolves women's soccer squad adds six signees

PUEBLO, Colo. ( – Feb. 8, 2011) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team announced its 2011 class of signees Wednesday with five incoming freshmen and one junior college transfer.

The class is highlighted by junior college transfer Brittany Taylor (Carol Stream, Ill.), who has had a very successful career in Illinois, winning state at the club level and coming up just short at regionals as finalists. She played junior college ball at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill.

Several recruits were signed from California, including midfielders Kailyn Provin (Torrance, Calif.), who led Torrance South High School to a league championship in 2009, and Cassidy Glass (Mission Viejo, Calif.), who was a part of several championship teams at both the high school and club level.

Depth was also added at the goalkeeper position with the signing of California product, Molly Ransom (Corona, Calif.). Ransom most recently anchored the Santiago High School team that was crowned Big VIII champs.

The Thunderwolves also added local product Brittany Kliesen (Pueblo, Colo.), who hails from Pueblo South high school. Kliesen is a three-time all-conference selection in the midfield for the Colts and also a two-time all-state selection as well. Kliesen has also led the South-Central League in assists the past two years.

Rounding out the class is defender Priscilla Llanos (Rowland Heights, Calif.), who was also a standout track athlete. Llanos was a first-team selection in both track for the 4x400 team and also cross country where she was named MVP.

"We are very excited with this 2011 recruiting class," Pack coach Janet Cassidy said. "They are all very strong competitors, all technically sound and are a great fit with our team's personality and system of play.  They will be great additions to building our women's soccer program and they all have the potential to earn a starting position in the fall."