Salem High School Product Added To Bulldogs' Current Recruiting Class

Kristin March Third-year Ferris State University women's soccer head coach Melissa Lalonde has announced the addition of prep defender/midfielder Kristin March (Canton/Salem), who plans to attend and compete in women's soccer at FSU beginning with the 2006-07 academic year.

The 5-3 March, who's presently midst her final season of high school soccer this spring, netted two goals and nine assists as a junior during the 2005 campaign for Salem High School in Canton, Mich.

"Kristin is a solid all-around player who's able to play both defensive and midfield roles," said Lalonde. "Technically and tactically, she has a solid touch, good vision, and a wealth of club experience. Psychologically, she has an upbeat, energetic personality along with confident leadership qualities.

"If she continues to work towards her potential, she will play a big role in continuing to further our program within the conference, regional and national levels," Lalonde added.

March helped guide the Rocks to a 9-8-4 overall record along with a Western Lakes Athletic Association (WLAA) Division Championship in 2005. The squad posted a 7-1-4 mark in league action. March is currently serving as a team captain this season after attaining WLAA All-Division recognition last campaign under head coach Joe Nora.

In 2004, March totaled five goals and four assists while leading SHS to an 11-6-1 overall ledger. The Rocks posted an 8-2 record in conference play, including a 3-1 divisional mark in her sophomore season.

"Kristin is a great playmaker," Nora said in a recent (March 2006) Canton Observer newspaper article. "She has really good field vision and knows how to get open players the ball. We're stressing ball control this year so Kristin's in a perfect role."

A four-year letterwinner (2003-06), March has also played club-level soccer for the Michigan Hawks 88 squad seven years and served as the team's captain three consecutive years. Her background also includes a stint from 2001-05 with the Michigan ODP program.

The daughter of Daniel and Suzi March, Kristin remains undecided on an academic major at Ferris State. She joins twin sisters Kirstin and Kacie Lumley (Traverse City/Central), Stephanie Salow (Saginaw/Heritage), Kari Alsager (Mount Pleasant) along with Allyson Smilanich (Kalamazoo/Christian) as current members of FSU’s recruiting class.

The Bulldogs wrapped up the 2005 campaign with an 11-7 overall record and a fourth place 5-3 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). FSU's 11 victories during the 2005 season tied for the program's most wins in school history. Ferris won 10 of its final 14 outings in 2005.