Women's Soccer Announces Signing Of Three Athletes
Feb. 10, 2003
FRESNO, Calif.- The Fresno State women's soccer program announced the signing of three student-athletes- Amy Kampf (Chico, Calif.), Jeannette Paine (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) and Cortney Sobrero (Las Vegas, Nev.)- who will join the squad in the fall of 2003.
"This is a very talented class of young women who will help us improve on our late-season success from last year," said head coach Stacy Welp. "They all have the ability to jump right in and contribute immediately."
Kampf, a 5-6 forward who also played softball her sophomore year, was an All-League selection during the 1999-00 season and was named Team Offensive MVP. A team captain her senior year, Kampf was Pleasant Valley High School's top scorer this past season.
"Amy is a gifted and versatile player who will fit right into our offensive attack and receive an opportunity to play early on."
Paine is a 5-10 goalkeeper and a member of the 2002 British Columbia Provincial Team that earned a runner-up finish at the National Championships. Paine, who attended Okanagan Mission Secondary, has been named Athlete of the Year of her high school in each of the past two seasons. She was a keeper on the Kelowna Fury U18 Select Soccer squad and has played a handful of other sports including basketball, track and field hockey.
"Jeannette should provide some depth for us at the goalkeeping position," said Welp. "She possesses the attributes we look for in a goalkeeper and will be a great addition."
Sobrero, a versatile athlete who can play midfielder or forward, stands 5-7 and currently attends Chaparral High School. Sobrero was a member of the ODP State team from 1998-2002 and played on the Regional Pool Team in 2000.
"Cortney is truly a hard-working player with great field vision and a positive attitude."
Joining the fall class will be 5-9 midfielder Erika Sugano from Yokahama, Japan. Sugano played with the U18 Japanese National Team and started training with the club in January.
Fresno State completed the 2002-03 campaign with an 8-13-0 overall mark and 5-3-0 ledger in the WAC. The Bulldogs started the season 2-11 after facing one of the toughest schedules in the nation, but closed out the year strong by winning six of their final eight matches.