* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming soccer head coach Colleen Corbin announced her fall 2024 signing class Wednesday. A total of 11 future Cowgirls signed.

The collection of incoming talent stretches not only from coast to coast but also includes every positional group giving Corbin depth all over the pitch.

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“What we are most excited about is how excited these girls are to be Cowgirls,” Corbin said. “This is a very niche place to live, to play and to go to school. We wanted to be intentional about recruiting student-athletes that are excited to live in Wyoming and to represent this state. This group is gritty, they’re competitive, they care about winning, and they care about being good people.”

Below is a list of the 11 signees.

???Maddie Burr (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Burr is a defender from just down Highway 287. She played club ball for Colorado Rapids Soccer Club.

“On the field, Maddie is a fierce competitor,” Corbin said. “I’m excited about the energy she’s going to add to our backline. She’s going to be a key player in helping our group continue to become better defensively as a whole while also being able to generate some offense out of our backline.”

Renee Craddock (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Craddock is a defender from the Beehive State. She played club ball for Utah Avalanche Soccer Club.

“Renee is very good on the ball,” Corbin said. “She’s a play-making center back, and that leads to our style of soccer. We want to be able to keep the ball, move the ball and generate our attack from our backline. She’s calm, she’s composed and she’s a vocal leader that doesn’t have an issue with communicating.”

Erin Dahl (Lehi, Utah)

Dahl is a midfielder from the Salt Lake City area. She also played club ball for Utah Avalanche Soccer Club.

“Erin is a playmaker,” Corbin said. “Her distribution is great. Her defensive presence is super solid. She’s very good as a holding mid and disrupting the play of the other teams and starting the attack. She’s small but fierce. We are excited to add her grit into the midfielder.”

Reese Gould (Poway, California)

Gould is a defender from southern California. She played club ball for the San Diego Surf Soccer Club.

“Reese is fast, athletic and tackles hard,” Corbin said. “She is definitely going to add some pace and some movement and some fluidity in our backline. She can play center back, and she can play outside back, so we are excited to get her dynamic presence involved in our backline.”

???Jordan Griess (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Griess is a midfielder from the other side of the Laramie Mountains. She played soccer at Burns High School.

“Jordan is very athletic, has a lot of pace and causes people problems,” Corbin said. “People have to account for her no matter where she is on the field. They have to play attention to her, and they have to account for her speed. I’m looking forward to adding her and more local talent from the state.”

Rachel Hansen (Clive, Iowa)

Hansen is a midfielder from the Des Moines area. She played club ball for Sporting Iowa Soccer Club.

“Rachel is a utility player, for sure,” Corbin said. “You can play her anywhere up and down the field. What we are super excited about is her defensive presence, her calmness and composure while also bringing in a very gritty mentality to defending and attacking. Knowing we have that versatility with her to put her wherever we need her, is exciting.”

Peyton Hill (Casper, Wyoming)

Hill is a defender from the home state. She played for Kelly Walsh High School.

“Peyton is gritty,” Corbin said. “We noticed her defensive presence initially, but she’s athletic and she causes people problems. She’s super versatile. She can play a lot of different positions, and we are excited to get another Wyoming kid into the fold and continue to build that identity and that culture.”

Hadley Linder (Highlands Ranch, Colorado)

Hadley is a midfielder from the Denver area. She played club soccer for Real Colorado Soccer Club.

“Hadley is big, strong and athletic but also really good with the ball at her feet,” Corbin said. “We are looking for her to be dangerous out of the air. We are excited about her playing ability and excited about how she’s going to help our midfield. We like to create chances out of the midfield, and Hadley is going to help us do that.”

Rory Murry (Lake Tapps, Washington)

Murry is a goalkeeper from the Seattle area. She played club soccer at Crossfire Premier Soccer Club.

“Rory embodies everything that this program stands for moving forward,” Corbin said. “She’s competitive, she’s energetic, she’s excited to learn, and she’s going to step in and help push the goalkeeper group to be better right away. She’s going to add more depth, more talent and more grit to that goalkeeper group.”

Kylee Bliss Quilici Quain (Reno, Nevada)

Quilici Quain is a forward out of northern Nevada. She played club soccer for San Juan Soccer Club.

“Bliss is cheeky and crafty,” Corbin said. “She has flavor and flare, which helps make forwards special. We are excited for her to get to this environment and allow her to be the forward that she is while also fitting into our system. We are excited for her spark.”

Bella Russell (Powhatan, Virginia)

Russell is a forward from just outside of Richmond. She played club soccer for Richmond Strikers Soccer Club.

“Bella is a workhorse,” Corbin said. “She’s gritty and she has a nose for scoring goals. Getting her in this environment and allowing her to be a more dynamic forward and to lean into our style of soccer and our brand of soccer, is going to make her more dangerous. This environment is going to allow her to generate different types of goal scoring opportunities. I’m excited to see how she flourishes.”

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