OLYMPIA, Wash. – After a strong finish to the 2012 season, the Evergreen Geoducks are already restocking for 2013, having already signed six players to national Letters of Intent. All six will come to Evergreen as true freshman with four years to play under head coach Adam Fenster.
Myka Arneson – Portland, Ore./Sunset HS
At Sunset HS, Arneson was team captain for the Apollos girls soccer team. Expected to be either a defender or forward for the Geoducks, she is well versed in Cascade Conference soccer as her father David played at Concordia University in Portland.
Kayla Baskett – Burien, Wash./Holy Names Academy
Baskett, who is expected to play goalkeeper at Evergreen, led Holy Names to a third-place finish in the 2012 WIAA Championships. Named First-Team All-Metro League as a junior and Second-Team All-Metro League as a senior. Her father Jasen is owner of Emerald City Basketball Academy, which has produced over 200 collegiate basketball players in the last 12 years.
Jasmine Berlin – Fairview, Ore./Reynolds HS
Berlin will come to Evergreen as a defender/forward after earning All-Star honors at Reynolds HS in Troutdale, Ore.
Emily Gordon – Kent, Wash./Auburn Mountainview HS
A multiple All-SPSL selection at Auburn Mountainview, Gordon will play either on the back row or up front for the Geoducks. As a senior, she was named First Team All-SPSL as a forward, also earning Most Inspirational and Coach’s Award in her final year at AMHS. Her father Kelly played at both University of Washington and Seattle Pacific, earning two national championships under legendary coach Cliff McCrath at SPU.
Monica Whitfield – Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS
An all-conference midfielder at Enumclaw HS, Whitfield comes to Evergreen expected to contribute at both midfield and forward. Standing just 4-11, she was named SPSL 3A Offensive Player of the Year.
Vanessa Zamora – Vancouver, Wash./Hudson’s Bay HS
A four-time letter winner at HBHS in soccer, Zamora will come to Evergreen with a number of awards already on her mantle. The team captain for the Eagles this season, she also earned a number of academic awards.