Broncos Sign Eight, Three Locals to 2013 Freshman Class

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's soccer coach Jim Thomas announced the addition of eight student-athletes to the freshman class of 2013, all of which signed National Letters of Intent, Wednesday.

Of the eight signees, three are hometown girls with experience playing together. Mountain View High School's Baylee Blaser and Hannah Frakes, along with Borah High School's Andie Hill were all members of the FC Supernova team under Boise State assistant coach Eric Simmonsen.

"These three mark a change in the recruiting focus for us," Thomas said. "We want to have the best of Idaho soccer represented at Boise State. We'll be working hard to develop that talent at the youth age groups and have a pipeline so that players like Andie, Hannah and Baylee are a mainstay on our squad."

In addition to the three Idaho standouts, the Broncos will welcome Kelli Drobney and Hailey DeVries from Colorado, Bailey Anderson and Kelli McCluskey from Washington and Jill Messersmith from California.

The class is evenly distributed across the field, including one goalkeeper, two defenders, two forwards and three midfielders. One thing Thomas says they all have in common is an athleticism indicative of how the Broncos have been trending, and the kind of players Boise State will look to build its program around.

"This is a hugely athletic group which we are really excited about," Thomas said. "Specifically the forwards and outside midfielders offer a great deal of athleticism who provide some depth at those positions and a good future there, but we also have strength in the back line that will help bolster us right away. There are definitely some players who can step in next season and make an impact."

Goalkeeper Kylie Mascol will join the team in 2013 as a sophomore. Mascol is originally from Boise, Idaho where she played at Boise High school before spending a year at Walla Walla Community College where she recorded 11 shutouts in 2012.

Both Mascol and Drobney are available to participate in Boise State's spring training season.

Click on the links below to find out more about each of the signees.

2013 Freshman Class

 

Name

Position

Hometown

 

Bailey Anderson

GK

Snohomish, Wash.

 

Baylee Blaser

MF

Boise, Idaho

 

Hailey DeVries

D

Littleton, Colo.

 

Kelli Drobney

F

Longmont, Colo.

 

Hannah Frakes

MF

Boise, Idaho

 

Andie Hill

F

Boise, Idaho

 

Kelli McCluskey

D

Tacoma, Wash.

 

Jill Messersmith

MF

Costa Mesa, Calif.


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