Jamiece Yizar signs NLI to College of Idaho
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CALDWELL, Idaho – College of Idaho women’s soccer head coach, Brian Smith, announced today the signing of four student-athletes to NAIA Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2013 season.
Treasure Valley players Camas Curran, Summer Jackson, and Mallory Cripps will be joined by Pocatello native, Jamiece Yizar as the first players of the Lady Yotes new recruiting class.
“Each of these players will have an impact on our program over the next four seasons,” said Smith. “This is an outstanding start to our recruiting class.”
Curran, a forward from Meridian High, earned 5A All-State honors in 2012. A three-time All-Southern Idaho Conference selection, she also played club soccer for FC Nova. Curran is the daughter of Chris and Tracy Curran and looks to study health sciences. “Camas is an incredibly hard worker and very driven,” said Smith. “She is a quality defender and is tough on the ball.”
Jackson, a midfielder from Mountain View High, earned All-SIC honors as a senior, helping her squad to the 2012 5A state tournament. The daughter of Douglas and Kimberly Jackson, who also plays club soccer for FC Nova, looks to study psychology at the College. “Summer is a skillful and creative attacking midfielder and has great vision of the field,” remarked Smith.
Cripps, a defender from Borah High, was a three-year starter in high school. The daughter of Dwayne and Kay Cripps, who looks to study health sciences at The C of I, also plays for the Boise Nationals Soccer Club. “Mallory has great pace and can play box to box. She is an outstanding left-footed defender and has a ton of upside,” said Smith.
Yizar, a forward from Highland High, led her team to three-straight 5A state tournaments – earning All-State, All-District 5/6, and All-High Country Conference honors as a senior. The daughter of James and Joanna Yizar, who looks to study education, plays club ball for the Pocatello Fly. “Jamiece is ultra-competitive and very athletic,” said Smith. “She plays the game with great energy and enthusiasm and is a true flyer – and will definitely be a goal scorer for the Coyotes.”
The Yotes return 20 players, including eight starters, from last season’s squad that finished 5-8-1, including a 4-5 record in Cascade Conference play.