Marshall Women's Soccer Signs Two More

Marshall Women's Soccer Signs Two More


Huntington, W.Va. - Marshall University women's soccer coach Teresa Patterson announced today that Ellerie Karl of Oakwood, Ohio, and Marilee Oldfield of Worthington, Ohio, have signed national letters of intent to play at Marshall.

"I am very excited about Ellerie's and Marliee's commitments to attend Marshall in the Fall," said Patterson. "These players will be excellent additions to our team."

Karl, a midfielder/forward was a three-time all Southwestern Buckeye League selection and two-time all-area honoree at Oakwood High School. She was the SWBL Most Valuable Player and a third-team all-state selection as a junior. She earned second-team all-state honors as a senior, despite missing the first half of the season with a broken ankle. Karl played club soccer for F.C. Dayton, along with fellow Marshall signees Sarah Gupton and Lindsey Stelter.

"Ellerie is a skillful central player with the strength and athleticism necessary to be successful at the college level," said Patterson. "She has a passion for the game which is very evident everytime she steps onto the field."

Oldfield, a forward, earned second-team all-conference honors, while leading Thomas Worthington High School to a 1999 district championship. Oldfield played club soccer for the Ambassadors Soccer Club.

"Marilee is a fast and athletic forward who excels in high pressure situations," said Patterson. "Her work rate and energy on the field is undying."

Marshall returns nine starters and 16 letter-winners from last season's 6-10-3 squad, including second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection Lindsey Jayjack.

The Thundering Herd will begin the 2000 season by hosting Youngstown State University on August 25 at Sam Hood Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.