SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team and head coach
Adaurie Dayak, Rachel Leonard, Emily Hooper and Alexa Heinzer will all begin their Sacramento State careers with the 2013 season.
"I'm extremely excited about our talented incoming players," said head coach . "Each of these players are quite different but will bring an enthusiastic mix of energy and talent to our young squad. They each have something to offer that is different than what we already have so it will be fun to see who can step up and contribute right away. Although small in numbers, this class is very exciting and will make a positive impact on our team."
have announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2013 recruiting class.
|ADAURIE DAYAK - F
Tracy, Calif./Kimball HS (West Coast Soccer Club)
A 5-foot-8 forward who plays varsity soccer for head coach Ronald Hattley at Kimball HS...a two-time all-Valley Oak League selection as a junior in 2011 and senior in 2012...posted 13 goals and four assists as a junior...played club soccer for her father, Troy Dayak, a former U.S. Olympic team member, and the West Coast Soccer Club...team won a national championship in 2011.
Dedini: "Adaurie is a powerful force on the front line and her proven goal scoring ability will be a welcome addition to our team. She has a very high soccer IQ and we can utilize her in many positions, but I believe she will provide some important goals for us as a striker."
|ALEXA HEINZER - F/D
Carmichael, Calif./Rio Americano HS (Cap FC)
A 5-foot-4 forward/defender who plays varsity soccer for head coach Jen Smiley at Rio Americano HS...a four-year all-Capital Valley League selection...named all-city as a senior...helped the Raiders to back-to-back section titles...scored two goals in a 2-0 section win in 2011 and one goal in a 3-0 win in 2012.
Dedini: "Alexa is a very well rounded player whose versatility will help us in the attack and on defense. Her athleticism and speed allows her to manipulate wide spaces on the field very well. Alexa has a very positive and encouraging personality and will be a great addition to our program."
|EMILY HOOPER - F
Wilsonville, Ore./Wilsonville HS (Oswego Southside)
A 5-foot-4 forward for head coach Becca Shook at Wilsonville HS in Wilsonville, Ore...a 5A Northwest Conference honorable mention selection as a junior before earning first team all-conference honors as a senior...had two goals and four assists in an 8-0 senior victory...plays club soccer for Oswego Southside.
Dedini: "Emily is an exciting attacking player with a nose for the goal. She can score big goals from distance or in packed in areas. Her tenacious and passionate style of play is contagious and she will give our attack energy and moxie."
|RACHEL LEONARD - D
Livermore, Calif./Granada HS (West Coast Soccer Club)
A 5-foot-8 defender who plays varsity soccer for head coach Walter Pratte at Granada HS...East Bay Athletic League honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore...EBAL freshman of the year in soccer and track...ran the 400m...played club soccer for West Coast Soccer Club...team won a national championship in 2011.
Dedini: "Rachel is a fantastic defender who has the ability to get forward and be a goal scoring threat from the back line. Her athleticism and speed will allow her to compete immediately at the D1 level and add strength and depth to our defense. "