LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming women’s soccer program has revealed the addition of five student-athletes who will join Cuadrado and company for the 2016 season. Carlee Martin, Brooklyn Mooney, Avery Smith, Michaela Stark and Rachael Troxel are the incoming freshmen for the fall season.
They will be accompanied by Brittney Stark, a transfer from the University of Colorado who will join forces with her younger sister Michaela in the upcoming year.
“We are excited for the six new additions to the Wyoming Soccer family,” head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “Each of these student-athletes bring something unique that will only enhance our goal of winning a conference championship.”
UW finished last year with a 10-6-4 overall record to give the program its first back-to-back seasons of 10-plus wins.
Wyoming Soccer’s 2016 Recruiting Class
Rachael Troxel – Defender – Lander, Wyo. (Lander HS) Troxel competed for the Lander Tigers, earning letters all-four years. As a freshman she was named All-Conference and earned a conference championship. As a sophomore she was selected as All-Conference and All-State while earning another conference championship and a second-place finish at State. As a junior she has been named the team Captain while also garnering All-Conference and All-State honors, winning her third conference championship and placing fourth at State. Troxel is also the captain for the Wyoming 307 club team. She has two siblings, Savannah (22) and Jordan (13). Savannah plays soccer for the Northern Michigan University club team.
Carlee Martin – Forward/Midfielder – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Bishop Carroll HS) Martin has been a member of the Southwest United Premier 98 team since 2012 where she has helped her team earn the gold medal in Provincials three consecutive years. Martin and her team also went on to win two bronze medals in 2012 and 2014 while grabbing a silver medal in 2013 at Nationals. From 2011 through 2014 Martin was also selected to participate in the Regional Training Center program, which is the training center for the Canadian Women’s National Team. In addition to soccer, she also participated in swimming, volleyball and basketball.
Brooklynn Mooney – Midfielder – Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield HS) Mooney has been ranked within the top-15 in the Rocky Mountain Region on TopDrawer Soccer since the 2014. She was a member of the Rush ECNL for four years, where she helped her team to a 2015 Denver Cup Championship and in 2012 her team won the U16 Arsenal Cup Championship. Mooney played for two teams in the Broomfield area, Legacy High School and Broomfield High School. She was a 2013 letterman for Legacy, where her team reached the 5A semi-finals. In 2014 she helped Broomfield win the 4A Conference Championship and State Runner-up honors. In 2015 she helped Broomfield to another conference championship and State Runner-up honors, this time in 5A. She was also named All-Conference and earned another letter in 2015. Mooney has two older brothers, Tim (24) and Brian (21).
Avery Smith – Defender – Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Aliso Niguel HS) Smith participated in high school sports for two years before leaving to focus on club soccer. As a freshman, she was a CIF finalist. As a sophomore she became the captain for the So Cal Blues ECNL soccer club and has now led the team for three years. She lettered in cross country as a freshman and lettered in both soccer and cross country as a sophomore. Smith earned Rookie of the Year in cross country and placed third in conference, as a freshman. Smith has two siblings Tatum (20) and Kendal (14). Tatum is a junior at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where she also plays soccer.
Michaela Stark – Forward – Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield HS) Stark was also a member of the Rush ECNL club team and played with the Broomfield Eagles all-four years of high school. She was crowned a conference champion and helped the Eagles reach the state finals three years in a row. As a four-year letterman in soccer for the Eagles, Stark also garnered All-Conference and First Team All-State honors. Stark has one older sister, Brittney, who will also join the Cowgirls in the spring.