Sirmans Announces a Dozen Signees

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Feb. 8, 2018

OXFORD, Ohio – For the second year in a row, an enormous signing class is heading to Oxford for the Miami soccer team this fall.

Miami head coach Courtney Sirmans announced a 12-player signing class for the RedHawks that will be in tow for her first season in 2018.

Joining Miami in the fall are Lauren Albrecht (Geneva, Ill./Geneva Community HS), Lyda Bogdanovitch (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley), Kristina DeMarco (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg HS), Mckenna Egan (Mason, Ohio/William Mason HS), Desiree Grubbs (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West HS), Grace Johnson (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central HS), Kristi Kania (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area HS), Jordan King (Elgin, Ill./Burlington Central HS), Chloe Masys (Madeira, Ohio/Madeira HS), Samantha McArdle (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead HS), Lauren Parker (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland HS) and Dani Spensiero (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS).

The 12 signees matches the freshman class from a year ago. Full biographical capsules of each newcomer can be seen below.

High School/Club: Earned four letters in soccer and also played for Campton United Soccer Club … team captain as a senior for her high school team … tabbed a three-star recruit by … club team qualified for nationals during the summer as National League Division champions in 2017-18 … helped lead high school team to back-to-back regional championships as a sophomore and junior … both regional championship squads went to the sectional finals with the 2017 team finishing 15th nationally per Top Drawer Soccer … guided her club team to Illinois State Cup Championships in 2016 and 2017 … three-year member of the academic all-conference team … national honor society member and four-year member of her school’s honor roll … won two Kick-It 3v3 soccer national titles.

High School/Club: Played club ball for Ohio Premier … helped lead club team to Eclipse Tournament titles her freshman and sophomore seasons … rated a four-star recruit by … served as captain of Ohio Premier for the 2016-17 season in which it finished eighth in the nation … played in the Puma Elite Showcase in 2015 and the Midwest PDP in 2017 … two-year member of National Honor Society … mother, Kati Bogdanovitch, played soccer at Cincinnati.

High School/Club: Lettered three times in soccer and basketball … two-time all-state selection, garnering first team honors in 2017 … named Northern Lakes League Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017 along with first-team all-district honors both seasons … led high school team to a conference title all four years with the 2017 team finishing Ohio state runner-up … played in the NLL All-Star game, Division 1 District All-Star Game and the TopDraw All-American Game … also led high school basketball team to a league title in 2017 as the team’s point guard … plays club ball for the Pacesetter Soccer Club … National Honor Society member.

High School/Club: Lettered three times in soccer, playing each position except goalkeeper … earned Tenacity Award in 2015 and the Whitt Award for Perseverance in 2017 … played club ball with the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy … helped club team finish sixth in the North American Cup ECNL Playoffs in 2016 … guided OHSAA sectional titles in 2015 and 2017 with a berth in the regional semifinals in 2017 … earned the Principal Award/Highest Honors all four years of high school … three-time Academic All-Southwest honoree.

High School/Club: Garnered three letters in soccer and another in track and field … played in the Nike All-Star Game as a sophomore … plays club for the Cincinnati Development Academy … received first-team all-conference and all-league recognition as a senior … three-time all-academic recipient and four-year member of the honor roll.

High School/Club: Earned three letters in soccer and another in basketball … plays club for Midwest United FC … led high school team in scoring and assists three times … two-time all-state selection, receiving first-team honors as a junior in 2017 … also earned all-conference and all-district honors in her first three seasons … guided team to three Michigan State Cup titles (2014-16).

High School/Club: Lettered all four years in soccer … plays for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds … three-time all-section selection who also earned all-district honors once … helped lead high school team to back-to-back state titles in 2016 and 2017 with the latter squad going a perfect 26-0 … guided club team to a national title in 2017 … four-year honor roll student and two-year member of the National Honor Society.

High School/Club: Lettered all four years in soccer … netted 83 goals and 44 assists in her high school career … played club for Team Chicago … rated a three-star recruit by … named all-state and Kishwaukee River Conference Player of the Year in 2017 and earned all-conference honors three times … three-time all-area pick and a 2015 all-sectional selection … earned her school’s Award of Excellence in 2015 and the Social Studies Award in 2017.

High School/Club: Garnered four varsity letters in soccer … plays club ball for Cincinnati United Premier … two-time all-state and all-region selection … earned all-conference and all-area recognition three times … led team to a pair of state cup titles in 2015 and 2016 … played in the Southwest Ohio Senior All-Star Game … helped club team finish seventh in the country in 2016 … National Honor Society member who runs a photography business.

High School/Club: Earned one letter in soccer while also playing for Fort Wayne United and FC Pride … lettered three times in track and field as well … earned honorable mention all-conference as a freshman in her lone high school season … helped Fort Wayne United claim an Indiana State Cup in 2015 along with a runner-up finish in 2017 and a semifinal berth in 2016 … National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll member.

High School/Club: Received a varsity letter in soccer all four years while also earning another letter in basketball … plays club for the Ohio Elite … earned first-team all-state honors in 2017 … also placed on the All Central Region Team in 2017 … also named all-conference in 2016 … posted 50 career shutouts in high school, setting a school record and finishing second in Ohio state history … part of the Cincinnati Senior All-Star Team in 2017 … helped high school team capture a state title in 2017 with a runner-up finish in 2015.

High School/Club: Four-year letter winner in soccer … plays club ball for Strikers U18/U19 … led her high school team in scoring in 2016 and 2017, netting 31 career goals … earned all-conference honors twice … led team to a national title and No. 1 ranking in 2016 … placed in the Cal South ODP player pool … member of the California Scholarship Federation.