North Dakota State women's soccer head coach Mark Cook announced Wednesday, Feb. 4, six student-athletes will join the Bison soccer program beginning in the fall of 2015.
Holly Enderle, a forward from Plymouth, Minn.; Mallory Fenske, a defender from Woodbury, Minn.; Britney Monteon, a forward from Blaine, Minn.; Hanna Norman, a defender from Hastings, Minn.; Roxy Roemer, a forward/midfielder from Shakopee, Minn.; and Taylor Turner, a defender/midfielder from Woodbury, Minn., will all play soccer and continue their education at NDSU.
"As a coaching staff, we wanted to bring in more team speed, and this class will certainly help," said Cook, who is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Bison. "Overall, we have six exceptional athletes that will really help our program continue to improve."
Enderle comes to the Bison soccer program from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth. At Robbinsdale Armstrong, Enderle was a five-year letterwinner, two-time all-conference honorable mention selection and an all-state honorable mention honoree as a senior. She played club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 Premier. Enderle was also a three-year letterwinner in hockey, two-year letterwinner in lacrosse and a one-year letterwinner in track and field.
Coach's Clipboard: "Holly is an exceptional overall athlete who has excelled in multiple sports in high school. I am really looking forward to getting her into our program and focus on soccer year round. I believe her potential as a soccer player is unlimited, and she will really excel at NDSU."
Fenske joins NDSU from Tartan High School in Oakdale, Minn., where she was a three-year letterwinner as a defender for the Titans. She was named team MVP as a senior and also selected all-state. Fenske played club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 ECNL, the U16 Midwest Regional Champions. She intends to major in biological sciences at North Dakota State. Fenske is the younger sister of current NDSU defender Natalie Fenske.
Coach's Clipboard: "Mallory is a very talented player who can play multiple positions on the field. Her technical ability and ability to play all over the field will help her adapt to the college game very quickly."
Monteon comes to North Dakota State from Blaine High School, where she was a two-time all-state honoree and a three-time all-conference selection as a forward for the Bengals. A three-year letterwinner at Blaine, Monteon was named Pioneer Press All-State twice and nominated to the NSCAA all-Midwest Team in 2014. She was also an NSCAA All-American nominee and a AA Ms. Soccer Finalist as a senior. Monteon, a Top Drawer Soccer four-star recruit, played club soccer for the North Oaks Soccer Association and was named to the IMG Academy 150 Players to Watch list. She also was a two-time all-state selection in track and field. Monteon plans to major in computer engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering at NDSU.
Coach's Clipboard: "Britney brings tremendous speed and athletic ability to NDSU. It is my belief she will be one of the fastest players in The Summit League and have an immediate impact as a freshman. Her speed and technical ability will cause problems for our opponents, and it gives us another much needed dimension to our program."
Norman joins the Bison from Hastings High School where she played varsity soccer since the eighth grade. Norman was named all-conference as a sophomore and senior and was all-conference honorable mention as a freshman. A Top Drawer Soccer four-star recruit, Norman was ranked No. 21 in the Midwest and was the No. 3-ranked defender in the region. She played club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 ECNL, the U16 Midwest Regional Champions. Norman was also a three-year all-conference selection in basketball and surpassed 1,000 career points as a senior.
Coach's Clipboard: "Hanna is a very talented defender who reads the game very well. She has competed at a very high level, and her ability will allow her to adapt to the college game very quickly. Hanna is another multi-sport athlete who will excel training year round in our program."
Roemer comes to North Dakota State from Shakopee High School where she was a three-year letterwinner, two-time all-conference honoree and two-time team MVP for the Sabers. Roemer was also named second team all-state as a senior. She played club soccer for the U16 Midwest Regional Champion Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 ECNL. Roemer intends to pursue a psychology major at NDSU.
Coach's Clipboard: "Roxy is another athlete who can play both in the midfield and as a forward. She brings lots of individual ability and speed to our program. Roxy is also a very hard working and dedicated player, and that will translate very well to the college game."
Turner joins NDSU from Eastridge High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Raptors. She was named all-state and all-conference as a senior. Turner played club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 ECNL and was selected to the ECNL Regional Development Program. She intends to major in biochemistry and molecular biology at North Dakota State.
Coach's Clipboard: "Taylor is a strong, athletic defender with exceptional speed. She also has very good size and strength, and that will really help her as she enters the collegiate game."
"We are really excited to welcome these young ladies to the Bison Soccer Family. All six are exceptional student-athletes who bring a great work ethic both in the classroom and on the playing field," Cook said.
The Bison completed the 2014 season with an overall record of 8-8-2 and were fourth in The Summit League. NDSU graduated three seniors in Anisha Kinnarath, Jaclyn Scanlan and Tristyn Walczak.