Women's Soccer Announces Soccer Signees
Coach Okpodu brings in fresh crop of talent
February 22, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech women's soccer coach Sam Okpodu recently announced the signing of three new players for the upcoming 2002 season. Andrea Angelos, Ashley Stoutland and Erin Zlomek each signed national letters of intent and will enroll at Tech for the 2002-03 school year. All three players are scheduled to receive grants-in aid.

Angelos is currently attending West Chester East High School in Thornton, Pa. She has excelled at the forward position as a four-year varsity starter and has been a potent offensive weapon for coach Steve Gillmor. She led the team in scoring all four years she started. Each year she was named captain of the squad and best offensive player. Angelos also plays for F.C. Delco Destroyers club team, which were Pennsylvania State Cup Finalists in 2001, and the Nether Providence Nightmare Select U-17 team.

Stoutland has been successful as both a scorer and defender. She resides in Avondale, Pa., and attends Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pa. In 1998, she was a varsity starter at the midfield and forward positions and went on to score 15 goals and 18 assists. The 1999 season brought more success Stoutland's way as she produced nine goals and 14 assists from her starting role as a midfielder and defender. She improved her numbers in 2000, charting 14 goals and 16 assists from the same positions. Her performance on the field led to her being named to all-league, all-area, all-regional and all-conference teams. On top of being named to the Eastern Pennsylvania All-Star Team, Stoutland was a Pennsylvania Area Girls Soccer Super 60 (PAGS) participant. Stoutland was also a member of the F.C. Delco club team.

Zlomek plays the forward and midfield positions for Pottsgrove High School and currently resides in Pottotown, Pa. She is a four-year starter at the varsity level and was the team captain this past year. She was the team's top scorer in 2001 and was the team leader in assists. Zlomek was also tops in scoring during the 2000 season and was second in 1999. Her performance led to a first team all-conference spot in 2001 and honorable mention in 2000 and an appearance on the PAGS Super 60 team. She also plays for F.C. Delco.