Women’s team adds depth across the board

On Wednesday the Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team signed four players to letters of intent for the 2016 season. All four players, Mackenzie Coupens, Alyssa Kaiser, Hailey Melton and Valiree Morris, will be freshmen.

Coupens, a defender, plays for the Oklahoma Football Club 98 (OFC98), where she has led her team to three state championships, the 2012 President’s Day Cup Championship and four regional quarterfinal appearances. She also plays for Deer Creek High School, where she led Deer Creek to three straight class 5A State Championships.

Kaiser, a midfielder, plays for Real Colorado ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) National Team, where she helped her team win three ECNL Conference Championships in addition to a second, third and seventh place finish at ECNL Nationals. She also plays for Ralston Valley High School and was named a Top Drawer Soccer top-150 recruit (#44).

Melton, a goalkeeper, plays for the Tulsa Soccer Club Hurricane where she helped lead them to a ECNL Texas Championship in 2013, the same year where she was invited to participate in the OSA Elite Goalkeeper Camp. She also plays for Union High School where she helped lead her team to a Class 6A State Championship, a 2015 Top Drawer Soccer National Championship and three district championships.

Morris, a forward, plays for FC Dallas 98, who she helped to third-place finishes at the U19 and U17 Texas Conference Championships, eighth-place at the U16 National Champions League Finals and a 10th-place finish at the U17 National Champions League Finals. She also plays for Wylie East High school, where she helped lead her team to a Class 5A State Championship (junior season) and a Class 4 State Runner-Up (sophomore season).

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