2002 Recruiting News

Recruits Added To Ferris State Women's Soccer Class

Bulldogs Receive Commitments From Five More Prep Athletes

May 31, 2002
2002 Recruits
Andrea Arnone - Bloomingdale, Ill.
Janelle Ausema - Kalamazoo
Britta Dahlberg - Port Huron
Erin Jackson - Hart
Andrea Moma - Middleville
Lisa O'Brian - Kalamazoo
Lindsey Pawloski - Royal Oak
Erica Schuelke - Niles

Third-year Ferris State University women’s soccer head coach Pete Watkins has announced the names of five additional prep student-athletes who have committed to attend and play soccer at FSU, starting with the 2002-03 academic year.

The group includes Andrea Arnone (Bloomingdale, Ill./Glendbard North) (pronounced AR-no-n), Janelle Ausema (Kalamazoo/Christian) (pronounced AUS-ma), Erin Jackson (Hart), Lisa O’Brian (Kalamazoo/Loy Norrix) and Erica Schuelke (Niles) (pronounced SH-ul-key).

The five join Britta Dahlberg (Port Huron/Northern) (pronounced Dal-berg), Andrea Moma (Middleville/Wayland Union) (pronounced MO-ma) and Lindsay Pawloski (Royal Oak/Kimball) (pronounced PA-law-ski) as members of Ferris’ 2002 recruiting class.

“This group of student-athletes will make a significant impact in our program and compete for both playing time and starting positions,” Watkins said. “All of them possess the combination of athletic ability, technical skills and commitment to academics that we value at Ferris State.

“It will be exciting to watch this class develop,” he added.

The Bulldogs concluded the 2001 campaign with an 8-8-3 overall mark and were 4-4-1 (sixth place) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action. FSU will open its fourth varsity campaign Friday, Sept. 6, versus Missouri-St. Louis at 11 a.m. (EDT) in Indianapolis, Ind.

The student-athletes are:

Andrea Arnone (pronounced AR-no-n)
5-6, Midfielder/Forward
Bloomingdale, Ill./Glendbard North (Exodus Soccer Club)
Versatile and aggressive player ... Will help provide ample depth ... “Andrea is comfortable at all of the attacking positions,” Watkins stated. “She brings a great touch and composure on the ball. She also knows how to make her teammates play to their strengths.”

Janelle Ausema (pronounced AUS-ma)
5-6, Midfielder
Kalamazoo, Mich./Christian
Plans to major in pre-optometry ... The Comets are currently ranked first in the latest (May 20) Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association (MHSSCA) Division IV poll ... Will add quality depth in the midfield ... “Janelle is a dedicated student-athlete who will work hard to improve,” said Watkins. “I expect Janelle to add a lot to our program through her athleticism and work ethic.”

Erin Jackson
5-10, Goalkeeper
Hart, Mich.
A three-sport student-athlete at Hart ... Earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and soccer ... “Erin will be one of the best athletes on our squad next fall,” stated Watkins. “Her dedication and determination will help in becoming a top goalkeeper. She’s aggressive and possesses great physical tools to control the goal area.”

Lisa O’Brian
5-7, Forward
Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix (Gazelle TKO Soccer Club)
Will major in pre-criminal justice ... Tremendous understanding of the game ... “Lisa is a fast and deceivingly strong center forward who will give us another option up front,” Watkins said. “She’s great going one-on-one with defenders and can find the goal effectively.”

Erica Schuelke (pronounced SH-ul-key)
5-3, Midfielder/Defender
Niles, Mich. (Livonia Meteors Soccer Club)
Served as Niles’ junior varsity football kicker ... Received honorable mention 2001 MHSSCA Division 2 All-State accolades ... “Erica has a great sense of field awareness and will consistently make the right decisions,” said Watkins. “She’s versatile and can play in several different defensive roles. Her commitment to play on a quality club team two hours from home shows her dedication to the sport.”


Bulldogs Ink Three Prep Athletes To National Letters Of Intent

March 13, 2002

Three prep student-athletes have committed to attend and play women’s soccer at Ferris State University, beginning with the 2002-03 academic year. The announcement was made by third-year FSU head coach Pete Watkins.

The Bulldogs’ recruiting class is comprised of Britta Dahlberg (Port Huron/Northern), Andrea Moma (Middleville/Wayland Union), and Lindsey Pawloski (Royal Oak/Kimball). Ferris State, which will begin its fourth year as a varsity sport this upcoming fall, is expected to receive additional commitments later this spring.

“This group is definitely the fastest group of athletes we’ve had in one recruiting class and they are also great students,” Watkins said. “These players are a good example of the type of student-athletes we want to attract as our program continues to build its reputation across the state.

“We’ve improved in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) standings each season and hopefully this can be the core group that pushes us into the conference elite,” he added. “We still have an opportunity to attract other standout athletes that are finishing up their college search. I anticipate being able to draw a few more players through the spring high school season.”

The Bulldogs concluded the 2001 campaign with an 8-8-3 overall mark and were 4-4-1 (sixth place) in league action.

The student-athletes are:

Britta Dahlberg (pronounced Dal-berg)
5-6, Forward
Port Huron, Mich./Northern (Port Huron Lakers Soccer Club)

Two-time high school Most Valuable Offensive Player (2000-01) ... Earned the Top Forward Award at the Michigan State High School soccer camp (2001) ... Twice named to the all-area team ... Led Port Huron in goals and assists two consecutive seasons (2000-01) ... “She brings great speed and a strong finishing ability to our lineup,” Watkins said. “Britta is a strong, physical player who will help diversify our offensive attack.”

Andrea Moma (pronounced MO-Ma)
5-5, Midfielder/Forward
Middleville, Mich./Wayland Union (Grand Valley Premier Soccer Club)

Played for one of the top Grand Rapids area club teams ... Was an honorable mention all-state selection (2001) ... Set school marks in career goals and single-season markers ... Three-year varsity starter ... “Andrea will bring a tremendous work ethic and an outstanding pace to our squad,” stated Watkins. “Her speed is an asset. She is strong going to the goal and will be a contender to start either up front or in midfield.”

Lindsey Pawloski (pronounced PA-law-ski)
5-9, Forward
Royal Oak, Mich./Kimball (Vardar III Soccer Club)

Led high school team in scoring four consecutive years ... Earned honorable mention all-state accolades (2000-01) ... Garnered all-area dream team honors (2000) ... Led Vardar III to three state club cup championships ... “Her height and acceleration will be a big boost to our frontline,” Watkins said. “She has the ability and tools to play right away. Lindsay was one of the top prep goal scorers in Michigan and should be one of our best athletes.”