Southeast coach recruits six players for next season

February 25, 2014 by  

Six players will be joining Southeast Missouri State’s soccer team this year, according to Heather Nelson, soccer coach at the university, who is confident that she recruited the right people for the team.

Nelson commented:

“I take a lot of pride in Missouri and Midwestern players. They come from good families with good values and that’s important for a team, especially when they have never played together before.”

Of the new recruits, one player is from Australia, two come from Wisconsin, and the remaining three are locals from Missouri.

Four players on the team graduated last year, one of whom was Ashton Aubuchon, the team’s goalkeeper and Southeast record holder for shots saved at 234. Ozark Conference player Kindra Lierz from Springfield takes her place.

Nelson states that Lierz is athletic and a great leader, and that she plans to put her in during the first game. Another Missouri native joining the team is Jessica Brady from Chesterfield, near Maryland Heights.

Last season ended with a narrow loss against Austin Peay during the conference. This may have been due to having only one center back, who was also a rookie at the position. This season, Nelson is bringing in two more center backs.

Pictures taken of the players in action could be made into postcards by a professional postcard printer and sold in the university store.