Feb. 4, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan announced Friday that Northgate High midfielder Sarah Daane has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Tigers. Daane is the third of 13 signees for the 2011-12 signing class.
“Sarah is a player we recruited to play defensive center mid,” Monaghan said. “Sarah has a very good presence and she is excellent in the air. She has a bit of nastiness to her game, which is something we have lacked recently. She is a ball winning center mid who is a good distributor of the ball. She is also versatile in the fact that we could play her in the back. We recruited her as a true defensive center mid and we probably haven’t had that in the last three or four years. She is going to be a strong presence in there. She has the ability to come in and make an immediate impact in an area we feel like we have been lacking a bit in the last few years.”
A Phoenix, Ariz. native, Daane was a four-year letter-winner and all-state midfielder at Northgate High. On the club level, Daane spent time with club team GSA Phoenix Red that has won six state championships. She is also a member of the Georgia ODP State Team and Region III Team. Played with current Lady Tiger forward Rasheeda Ansari with the GSA Phoenix Red squad.
Daane is the daughter of Peter and Kari Daane.
|2011-12 Signing Class
||L'lle-Bizard, Quebec, Canada
||John Rennie HS
||Lac St-Louis Lakers
|| Notes: A L’lle-Bizard, Quebec, Canada, native, Kylie Davis was named the 2010 Quebec Female Player of the year. Davis helped the Renegades claim medals in 2007-10 play, including gold medal honors in the Provincial Championships in 2009. On the club level, Davis played for coach Rudy Doliscat and the Lac-St-Louis Lakers. Played in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in September of 2010 which was held in Trinidad and Tobago Davis helped the U17 Canadian National Team claim the CONCACAF Championship in 2010. She is a current member of the Canadian U20 National Pool. Davis is the daughter of Joanne and Steve Davis.
||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Archbishop Jordan Catolic HS
|Edmonton Victoria Soccer Club
|| Notes: The Alberta, Canada native, Alex Craig received Rookie of the Year and MVP honors during her prep career. Craig also spent time with the Edmonton Victoria Soccer Club under head coach Rick Haxby. Member of the U13-U16 Alberta Soccer Association provincial teams from 2005-09 and played for the U18 Alberta, Canada Summer Games team. Earned seven Alberta Provincial Championships with the Sherwood Park Rangers (U12-U16). With the Edmonton Victoria Soccer Club, earned Major League Provincial Championship in 2010. Also earned the silver medal in the Women's Major League National Championship in 2010. Four-year member of the Canada Soccer Association National Training Centre-Praries (2007-11). Current member of the Canadian U20 National Pool. Craig is the daughter of Doug and Jennifer Craig.
||Notes: Competed as a midfielder for Northgate High. Was a four-year letterwinner and all-state honoree. Played for coach Campbell Chapman on club team GSA Phoenix. Competed for US Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program for six years. Member of the Georgia ODP State Team and Region III Team. Played with current Lady Tiger forward Rasheeda Ansari while with the GSA Phoenix squad. Daane is the daughter of Peter and Kari Daane.