Parsels Joins Hokies
Defender becomes 15th member of 2004 recruiting class
April 26, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jordan Parsels, a defender from Woodbridge, Va., is the newest member of the Virginia Tech women's soccer team. Second-year head coach Kelly Cagle announced the addition of Parsels as the 15th member of the 2004 freshmen class.

"Jordan is another defender that had many options in front of her, but chose Virginia Tech because she wanted to be a difference, not a part. That type of attitude and approach is what we want here at Tech," said Cagle. "We think Jordan has the ability to impact our program from many different perspectives. We look forward to getting her in our environment, where she has the potential to be special."

Parsels is finishing her four-year career at Woodbridge High School this spring. The daughter of Fred and Barbara Parsels, she intends to major in business. Her brother Jeremy was a member of the Hokie men's soccer team from 1998-2001. At Woodbridge, she was named all-District and all-Area her junior year, leading the team to the state semifinals.

In 2002, she led her team to the state finals where they finished as the runner-up. In addition, she has 10 years experience playing with the PWSI Eclipse club team. She has been the team's captain since 2002. In 2003, the Eclipse was crowned champions at WAGS.

During her club soccer career, her team was also crowned regional and state champions. Parsels was a member of the Virginia State ODP team from 2000-03 and the Super Y League team since 2003.

She joins Lindsey Alexander, Meghan Devine, Meredyth Gehrig, Liz Guise, Heather Hallberg, Ashley Kinser, Erin Moore, Mary Elizabeth Newton, Gina Om, Ashley Owens, Lauren Pope, Ashley Stinson, Kristen Verbit and Rachel Young as new members of the women's soccer team.