March 26, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - A few days after announcing his first signing class, Fresno State soccer head coach Brian Zwaschka announced the final additions to the 2010 Bulldog squad.
Joining the Bulldogs in 2010 is goalkeeper Riley Fielder and Megan Mossman. Catherine Sordo and Lauren Lindstrom, along with Fielder and Mossman make up the 2010 recruiting class, which is the first class recruited by Zwaschka.
"We are proud to announce the addition of Megan and Riley to the Bulldog soccer family," said Zwaschka. "They are good people who are Fresno State through and through and have the potential to further impact the team's rising performance level."
Bulldog Women's Soccer Additions:
Riley Fielder: An athletic and physical goal keeper who could have a large impact for the `Dogs in the future. In 2009 her Hilmar High School varsity team won the conference championship and had an undefeated finish (11-0-4). Fielder only gave up four goals during the regular season. That year she was honored with the Coaches Award and was an All-district player. Along with soccer she was also heavily involved with 4-H and Rodeo events; winning a multitude of fairs, exhibitions, shows, saddles, and buckles respectively. Fielder was also an honor roll student and a member of the Foreign Club for three years.
Fielder on becoming a Bulldog: "I am very excited about the opportunity that I have as a student-athlete attending Fresno State and being part of the Bulldog legacy. I really liked the quality of the coaching staff, the direction of the soccer program, and the outstanding Kinesiology program. What impressed me the most, however, was the strong community support that Fresno has for their athletes."
Zwaschka on Fielder: "Riley is significant insurance for the future in goal for the Bulldogs. She is joining us with the intention of helping to fill the void in goal we have looming in 2011, when we lose our two senior goalkeepers in Chrissy Smith and Kaitlyn Revel. She is quite an athlete with a wingspan that I think can already touch both goal posts. She has an opportunity to join us now with the training advantage of a whole year, but seeing competition in the spring. She has so many tremendous traits perfect for the position and her mentality and hunger for future success are readily evident."
Megan Mossman: Played four years of varsity soccer for Oakdale High School. She has extreme passion and love for the game. Her junior season she earned many honors, including: Most Valuable Player of the Riverbank Tournament, all-league first-team, and Most Valuable Player award on her team. She also gained experience playing for Ajax United, a club soccer team, for a number of years. Mossman is also a member of many clubs including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Athlete Leadership Training (SALT). Her interests include reading swimming, corny old black and white movies, and of course soccer.
Mossman on becoming a Bulldog: "I have dreamed of playing college soccer since I was five years old, being a Bulldog this upcoming fall is a dream come true! I absolutely can't wait to get started"
Zwaschka on Mossman: "Megan has intangibles that every coach loves: competitiveness, unselfishness, pure enthusiasm for the game and the team, and the desire to improve and excel. She is an exciting 1v1 player, with both feet equally strong and blistering pace. There is no doubt in my mind Megan will cause havoc for opposing defenses from wide positions. She adds a much needed dimension to what we are building."
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