NAIA All-American Joins Women's Soccer for 2006
June 6, 2006
For Immediate Release
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis women's soccer coach Brooks Monaghan announced the signing of Martin Methodist transfer Harumi Someya. A native of Japan, Someya earned NAIA First Team All-American honors as a sophomore midfielder for the RedHawks in 2005. She brings the Lady Tigers 2006 signing class to 12.
"Harumi is a very skillful and tactical player who will add depth to the midfield and give us another option up front," Monaghan said. "She is a smart player with great vision and has the potential to be a tremendous asset for us for the next couple of years."
Someya helped Martin Methodist win the NAIA National Championship in 2005 while leading the RedHawks with 47 points on 14 goals and 19 assists. In two years at Martin Methodist, Someya totaled 36 goals and 38 assists. She had five career game-winning goals and was named a Second Team All-American as a freshman. Someya was a teammate at Martin Methodist with All-American defender Maiko Higashiyama who also transferred to Memphis for 2006.
Someya prepped at Yachiyosyoin High School in Saitama, Japan. She also competed as a member of the U-19 prefecture team in Chiba, Japan.