Okpodu Announces Women's Soccer Signees
    Hokies sign five to letters of intent
    February 23, 2001

    Virginia Tech women's soccer coach Sam Okpodu announced Thursday the signing of five players to letters of intent. Courtney Wolff, Kristel Jacobson, Sarah Kammerer, Ryan Johnson and Hilary Lehman will enroll at Tech for the 2001-02 school year and will join the Hokies for the 2001 season. Wolff, Kammerer, Johnson and Lehman will receive grants-in aid and Jacobson is a recruited walk-on.

    Wolff is currently attending Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, Va. She is a utility player that has excelled at the defender and mid-field position. Wolff has been named to the all-district team in 1998-99, was part of the All-Metro team in 1999 and was all-state honorable mention that same year. Wolff also was a part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 1998-2000. She has also been a part of the very successful Braddock Road Omni club team since 1999.

    Jacobson is a defender from Hampton, N.H. She plays at Winnacunnet High School and is expected to give added depth to an already strong Hokie defense. Jacobson is a two-sport athlete in high school, excelling in basketball and soccer. She is both the basketball and soccer team captain in 2000. She received all-state honors her senior year and honorable mention her tenth grade year. Jacobson has also experienced success on the club team level. She won state championships in 1997-2000 with two club teams. She participated in the Olympic Development Program since 1995.

    Kammerer has been successful as both a scorer and a defender. She resides in Corapolis, Pa., and attends Moon Area High School in Moon Township, Pa. In 1999 she was a junior varsity starter and the team's leading scorer. She started both the 1997 and 1998 seasons as both a defender and midfielder. Kammerer also played three years for the Pittsburgh Sticker Soccer Club team and one year with both the Penns Forest Soccer club and the Beadling Soccer club. She has been an ODP participant since 1998.

    Johnson is from Eagleville, Pa., and plays forward for Methacton High School in Norristown, Pa. She has been part of the varsity team since 1999 and was the captain of the team in 2000. She received Suburban all-league first-team honors in both 1999 and 2000. Johnson has also competed in softball and was a standout in track. She was part of the Suburban All-League track team in 1997.

    Lehman is a goalkeeper from Richmond, Va., that is wrapping up her senior year at Douglas Freeman High School. She will definitely add depth the goalkeeper position and may battle for a starting spot. She has been part of the varsity soccer team for three years and has played club soccer for seven. Lehman was named all-district first-team in 1999 and was awarded second team honors in 1998. She also made second-team all-regional and all-metro in 1999. Lehman is also a two-year starter for the women's basketball team and has been a part of the ODP since age 13. She has also been part of the Braddock Road Omni club team.

    "I am excited about this years recruiting class," Okpodu says. "We were looking to get the depth and added strength we are going to need entering The BIG EAST next year because it is such a tough conference. We have that now and maybe somebody could come in and step into a starting role."

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