MONROE, La. – ULM head soccer coach Keyton Wheelock and her staff received six commitments as the Warhawks’ signing class that was completed on National Signing Day. The newest Warhawks include five players from the state of Texas and one from the state of California.
2017 ULM Soccer Signees
Taylor Altieri, Midfielder/Forward, Frisco, Texas
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Justin Wakeland High School… as a member of the FC Dallas Premier, won the Texas State cup in penalty kicks after two overtimes…also was a member of the school’s cross country team where she also lettered all four years, finishing fourth in the state meet and also was a 2017 regional qualifier…member FC Dallas at the club level, which has won Texas state cup two years in a row…Was a four-year academic all-district selection.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Alexandria Altieri… nickname is Tay or TayTay…born January 26, 1999…daughter of Daren and Kristen Altieri…she is the third of five siblings with one brother, Brent, and three sisters, Amanda, Victoria and Sophia.
Bailey Botkin, Defender, Pearland, Texas
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Pearland High School… a four-year varsity starter at a school where the team led the district in number of goals defended and shutouts over the last four seasons… has been a member of two district championships as well as two bi-district championships at Pearland… was named an I-10 Shootout all-tournament player during the 2017 tournament… has been a member of the Challenge Club Soccer team for seven years.
Personal: Full name is Bailey Anne Botkin…daughter of Lance and Lori Botkin… nickname is Beast-Mode Botkin… born April 26, 1999… plans to major in business & construction management.
Alexis Cherry, Defender, Anaheim, California
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Canyon High School…A member of the So Cal Blues ECNL Composite G98 Ali team in club soccer… also was a two-year letterwinner in softball at Canyon… a three-year recipient of Top of the Tribe award (4.0 GPA and above)…Was a four-year scholar athlete.
Personal: Full name is Alexis Salote Cherry… born February 4, 1999… daughter of Jeff and Diane Cherry… she has never eaten a Cherry before… hobbies include photography and cooking… her cousin, Haloti Ngata, played for the Baltimore Ravens and won a Super Bowl… plans to major in Biology.
Maddie Guerra, Midfielder, Kingwood, Texas
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Kingwood Park High School… A two-time first team All-District player and first team All-Reigion recognition…Was named to the 2016 Greater-Houston second team… Team has won district championships every year since she was a freshman at Kingwood Park…Played club soccer for Club Texas Rush.
Personal: Full name is Mary Maddison Guerra… nickname is Maddie…born September 26th, 1998… daughter of Rachelle and Gilbert Guerra.
Audrey Pendergraft, Goalkeeper, Fort Worth, Texas
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Fossil Ridge High School… she was an all-conference selection at goalkeeper last season… she’s earned all-academic honors all four years… she also lettered all four years in volleyball… she was a second team all-conference selection in 2016 for volleyball.
Personal: Full name is Audrey Marie Pendergraft… daughter of Laura Pendergraft… born December 5, 1998… was a member of the national honor society.
Rahel Zerazion, Midfielder/Forward, Plano, Texas
Prep: A three-year letterwinner at Plano Senior High school… Helped lead her team to the regional finals in 2016…Was a member of team that was first place in district her first two years… Played for the D’Feeters ’99 ECNL and also played for North Texas ODP U13-15…was Region III ODP 2013-2014.
Personal: Full name is Rahel Zerazion… daughter of Abrehet Asfaha Ghirmay Tekle… born on October 3, 1998… has one brother, Simon.