Elizabeth Hildebrandt Joins the U of M Women's Soccer Signing Class
Feb. 14, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer team signs Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hildebrandt to a National Letter of Intent (NLI). Hildebrandt, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is the fourth Canadian this season to sign with the lady tigers.
Lizzy plays club for the Southwest United Premier '90 FC and the Calgary Callies. They are seven-time City of Calgary Champions and four-time Alberta Provincial Champions. At the 2004 National Championships, they earned the silver medal.
Hildebrandt was a member of the Alberta Provincial team in 2003. She has been a participant of the Youth Canadian National Pool since 2004 and is currently a member of the U20 Canadian National Pool.
At Notre Dame High School, Hildebrandt played midfield for the women's soccer team, coached by Christian Megens. They were second in the league and captured the Division II City Championship in 2007 where she scored the winning goal. She is also a participant in track and field and swimming.
Hildebrandt is the daughter of Freddie and Judy Hildebrandt. She has a younger sister Shannon.
"Lizzy is someone that brings a lot to the table for us. She is someone that will come in and compete for playing time right away," said Head Coach Brooks Monaghan. "We believe that she best suits our team as a defensive center mid or an attacking center mid. She's got a great work rate, great vision and is a very skilled player. Lizzy is a player that has all the tools and pieces that you look for in a midfielder. She not only fits the mold of a center mid but she could also play as a center back. In the center back position we look for the bulldog which we feel we have at the moment and then you look for the composed one to compliment the bulldog and Lizzy definitely meets that mold. Another key ingredient that Lizzy brings is character. She's definitely got a lot of leadership qualities about her. We are very fortunate to have Lizzy join our squad."