Feb. 28, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State Head Coach Matt Potter announced the commitment of five student-athletes to play soccer for the Cougars in fall 2007: Erin Holzmeister, Ashley Johnson, Lindsay Parlee, Nicole (Nici) Patrizi and Emma Stolz.
"I am delighted to welcome five outstanding young student athletes to our program," said Potter. "I would also like to highlight the efforts and success of the soccer and support staff in celebrating this group. In Lindsay, Ashley, Erin, Emma and Nici we have enhanced the talent and depth of our squad."
Erin Holzmeister earned one varsity letter in soccer at Xavier College Preparatory for head coach Barb Chura. In her junior year, she was named to the All-State 5A first team and was an All-State coaches' selection. She also earned All-Northwest Valley Region first team honors and was selected to the All-Desert Valley Region first team. She was named Defensive MVP after helping lead the Gators to a Desert Valley Region championship. Holzmeister, a native of Tempe, Ariz., is a member of the Sereno 90 White club team and is also part of the Arizona '89 ODP team.
Ashley Johnson, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., has been a member of the `90 Sereno White club team under the direction of head coach Les Armstrong. In addition, she was selected to the `89 Arizona ODP program and the under-17 Region IV pool. Her sister, Lindsey Johnson, plays soccer at Santa Clara.
Lindsay Parlee is a four-year letterwinner at Tualatin High School in Tualatin, Ore. She was named team captain in her senior year and led the Timberwolves to the 2006 State 4A Championship. She is a two-time Goalkeeper of the Year and was named an All-State first team selection as a senior. Parlee played three years with the FC Portland-Maroon club team and earned Oregon state championship titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She also participated in the Super Y-League ODP National Camp in 2005 and 2006. In addition, she earned one varsity letter in softball.
Nici Patrizi comes to WSU by way of Martinez, Calif. where she earned three varsity letters in soccer and two in track and field at Carondelet High School. In her junior season, the Cougars won the Bay Valley League championship and were semifinalists in the North Coast Section championships. Patrizi has been a member of the Pleasanton Rage club team for the past two years and helped lead her team to the finals of the State Cup. She has also been selected to the California North ODP State Pool as well as the Super Y-League National Pool.
Emma Stolz earned three varsity letters in soccer and one in softball at Woodinville High School in Woodinville, Wash. In her senior season, she earned All-Kingco League first team honors and was named the conference's Most Valuable Player. She was the leading goal scorer of the Kingco League and helped lead the Falcons to the state championship. She was a member of the Evergreen Soccer Academy Shooting Stars who were Washington state champions in 2001 and 2003 and placed second in the state with the Washington Premiere Football Club in 2006.
"All are capable of making an impact on our program and will help foster the competitive environment we have developed," said Potter. "All come from outstanding club programs with a tradition of winning and for developing outstanding individual talent. All are talented in the classroom and are well-rounded individuals who will continue to reflect the Cougar tradition of outstanding female student-athletes. We are excited to have Lindsey, Ashley, Erin, Emma and Nici and their families join our Cougar Soccer family."