Ladies Sign Several For 2009 Season
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SHREVEPORT - The Centenary Ladies soccer team welcomes a very talented 2009 recruiting class. These incoming freshmen will provide the Ladies with some much-needed depth and contribute to the quest for a successful season in 2009.


Signing with the Ladies is Kelly Fossard out of Broken Arrow, Okla. When describing his excitement about Kelly, Coach Wooten claimed, “Kelly will come in as a strong defender, with a nice ability to move up the field. She tackles hard and builds well out of the back.” In addition to being a captain on the Hurricane Futbol Club, Kelly also lettered for Broken Arrow High School, and played at the state level for Oklahoma’s Olympic Development Program.


Logan Cathcart is a 5’ 9’’ defender hailing from Highland Village, Texas and Marcus High School. Playing for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club, Logan promises to make an impact in the Ladies program. Coach Chase Wooten describes Logan as a “smart and technically sound recruit.” When describing how she can help the Ladies, Wooten discusses, “She reads the game well and will help us be able to build more out of the back. She is a good ball winner and should be able to help us on the back line or in a holding midfield role.”


“Courtney Morris was one of the first players we went after in 2009,” claims Wooten. “She has a great work ethic and is a very good ball winner in midfield. She flies over the field and does well setting other players up going forward” Morris will be coming to Centenary from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with club experience on Tulsa’s Hurricane Futbol Club. The Ladies look forward to this talented recruit making a large impact on the field.


From Laguna Beach, Calif., the Centenary Ladies welcome Holden Penny. This versatile player is sure to be a critical element in the 2009 recruiting class. “She can play in the back or up top and has huge speed. Her pace should be able to change games for us in ‘09; something we did not have enough of last year,” Wooten proclaims. Holden has been named first Team All-League and been awarded both Offensive and Defensive MVP honors. Playing for the LNSC Rage and Laguna Beach High School teams, Holden is described by Wooten as a crafty player who “does a good job of both shutting down players in the back and attacking space when she is up top.”


Allison Rucinski also signed to play soccer for the Centenary Ladies soccer program. She too hails from Union High School in Broken Arrow, Okla. When asked about Allison, Coach Wooten states “Allison should be an important part of the attacking side of the puzzle for the ‘09 team. She goes at players very well and is extremely athletic. She certainly gives us a new flavor in the attack.” She is a member of the Hurricane Futbol Club out of Tulsa.  In addition to playing Varsity soccer since she was a freshman, Allison’s Union team won a state championship in 2008.


Coming from Owasso High School in Owasso, Okla., the Centenary Women’s soccer program welcomes 2009 signee Courtney Cleveland. “Courtney caught our eye over Easter last year as a dynamic outside mid,” Wooten describes. “She is quick, can beat players 1 v 1, and gets serves off. She gives us some much needed depth out wide and should be a productive young player for us in ‘09.” Courtney has played for both the Tulsa Nationals and Owasso High School soccer programs.


Hailing from Luling, La., incoming freshman, Lindsey Luquette is described as “that player other teams hate to play against.” Lindsey currently plays club soccer for Shreveport’s own Shreveport United Soccer Club. Coach Wooten says of Lindsey,” She is scrappy, hits hard, and does not stop working. She is a good ball winner and consistently gets the job done. We are looking first at Lindsey as an outside back, where she will have some marking responsibilities.”  Luquette will finish high school at the Louisiana School of Math, Science, & Arts.


Wooten’s final comment on the ‘09 class was, “Some years recruiting bounces all your program’s way and in 2009 it did just that.  We had a good team last year that stayed hurt, but the talent was there.  Marrying this ‘09 class with a healthy returning team makes us much more dynamic all over the field.”


Centenary welcomes the glowing 2009 recruiting class and truly looks forward to the potential impact these incoming freshman players will have on the Ladies program.