Illustration by Jen Kelly.

Jacks soccer showcases talented group of recruits for 2018


National Signing Day is the day aspiring college athletes impatiently wait for, which is usually the first Wednesday of every February.

The Lady Jacks will be losing three seniors for the 2018 fall season, but gain nine after welcoming talented recruits to the Lumberjack’s women’s soccer team on Feb. 7.

These student athletes are from all over the West Coast, but will join in Arcata for summer practice weeks before the fall semester begins.

Head coach Paul Karver and assistant coach Katerina Heppe spent more time than usual when recruiting this incoming class. He discovered defenders in Oregon and small towns in California, as well as offensive players from Washington and Central California.

Kaleigh Alves from Hidden Valley Lake, California played two years at Santa Rosa Junior College before committing to Humboldt State.

Poppy Cartledge from Las Vegas attends Arbor View High School and is known for her midfield accomplishments.

Tana Eri from Boring, Oregon attends Sandy High and plans to play defense with the Jacks.

Jacquelyne Kittredge from Roseville, California attended Folsom Lake College for two years before committing to HSU.

Isabela Meza from Valley Springs, California attended San Joaquin Delta College for two years before coming to HSU.

Mia Ontiveros from Bakersfield, California attends Independence High School. She is slated to play the forward position.

Kendall Rooney from Happy Valley, Oregon attends Clackamas High School and will be playing goalkeeper in the fall.

Jackie Seidel from Huntington Beach, California attends Calvary Chapel High and will be joining the Jacks as a defender.

Kendal Spencer from Vancouver, Washington attends Prairie High. Though receiving a defensive player of the year award, she will be joining the Jacks as an offensive player.

Every year, thousands of student athletes commit to their school of choice after receiving offers to play the sport they most excel at.

These incoming Lady Jacks get the chance to compete in soccer at an intercollegiate level. It is safe to say there are some proud parents and young ladies in the Jackmosphere!


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