Updated Mar 2, 2005 15:32:28
Soileau Enlists Two More for Tech's 2005 Soccer Campaign
After Lady Techster soccer head coach Jen Soileau enlisted 13 players in Tech's first-ever signing class on Feb. 2, Soileau added more firepower to Tech's arsenal that hopes to storm into its 2005 inaugural Western Athletic Conference season.
Amy Wolsted and Candace Novak joined the Lady Techsters and look to help start a winning tradition in only Tech's second season.
Wolsted and Novak round out the 2005 signees, and Soileau knows the formula for success lies within the chemistry of all of her players contributing their assets for the team.
"I'm excited about the addition of both of these players," Soileau said. "Both of them will contribute to this team, and they both have strengths. We need every one of these players to reach the goals we want this season."
These newcomers will join the 13 early signees and the five returners from last year's squad in hopes to make a big impact for Tech soccer in 2005.
Candace Rachel Novak
Baton Rouge, La. (Mississippi College/Bishop Sullivan HS)
High School: Lettered four years for current Louisiana Tech head coach Jen Soileau at Bishop Sullivan High School
Helped lead the Warriors to the 2004 District 6-4A title and the state quarterfinals
Named all-district and all-metro four straight years
Named all-state as a senior
Also a member of the Bishop Sullivan cross country team for four years, earning all state-honors as a junior and senior
Club: Played for the Red Star Club for six years
Personal: Daughter of John and Mary Lou Novak
Has two brothers, Billy and Jimmy
Born Feb. 4, 1986, in Pittsburg, Penn.
Amy Nicole Wolsted
5-3, Center Midfield
Woodlands, Tx. (Woodlands HS)
High School: Lettered three years for head coach Dina Graves at Woodlands High School
Helped lead the Highlanders to a district championship and the Texas 5-A playoff regional semi-final berth her junior season
Earned first team all-district award, team MVP, team Good Sportsmanship Award and Woodlands High School All-Tournament Team honors her junior year
Club: Has played club soccer for eight years and played for the Challenge for four years with head coach Dan OToole
Helped the Challenge win the 2004 and 2003 Snickers Cup State Championship, 2003 Capital Area Soccer League, 2002 South Texas Championship and 2002 Plano Labor Day Classic
High School Academic Honors: Has earned an academic letter three straight years at Woodlands High School
Personal: Daughter of Bob and Paula Wolsted
Has one brother, Danny
Born on Jan. 30, 1987, in Little Rock, Ark.