JONESBORO, Ark. (11/15/18) – Arkansas State head women’s soccer coach Brian Dooley has announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers at Arkansas State.
Joining the Red Wolves for the 2019 seasons are Abby Glockzin (Carrollton, Texas), Alden Rooker (Collierville, Tenn.), Nadia El-Shami (Milton, Ga.), Noel Miller (Sanford, Fla.) and Olivia Luther (Memphis, Tenn.) who will add depth to an experienced group of players returning for the 2019 season.
“We are graduating a senior class that has set a new standard for our program,” Dooley said. “We are losing these players, but never their contribution to the team. Our new signing class will only add to these standards. They are all tremendous performers in the classroom as well as on the soccer field. They bring more goal scoring and speed to our attack. We’ve added more technical skill with players that can play in between the lines to break down defenses. There are more competition and depth in all phases of the game.”
Glockzin is a speedy forward who prepped a Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas where she was a District 5-6A First-Team selection and was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com FAB 50 soccer list after scoring two goals in the first round of district player this past season.
Rooker prepped at Evangelical Christian High School in Memphis, Tenn., where she worked as a forward and an attacking midfielder. She helped her team advance to the finals for the 2018 Regional Soccer Tournament after the team earned the No. 1 seed in their district throughout the regular season.
El-Shami is an attacking midfielder and forward who played for Milton High School in Milton, Ga., where she helped lead her team to the state championship game in the spring of 2018. She has also spent time on her country’s youth national team and will bring depth to the midfield with her attacking style.
Miller prepped at Lake Mary High School in Sanford, Fla., where she earned second team all-conference honors as a goalkeeper as both a freshman and a sophomore. Lake Mary advanced to the Class 5A soccer regional semifinals in 2017 with Miller serving as the starting goalkeeper.
Luther was the starting goalkeeper for St. Benedict Auburndale High School in Memphis, Tenn., where she earned All-State honors and was named as her team’s MVP as both a junior and a senior. St. Benedict finished the season by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Division II-AA playoffs.