Goalkeeper Tara Shipp was one of five players to sign with Utah Soccer this week.
Feb. 7, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's soccer team signed five players to become Utes in the fall of 2013, head coach Rich Manning announced Wednesday. This class includes two players from Utah, two from California and a Colorado native.
"We have worked hard over the last few years in developing a style of play and mindset that will bring us great success in the Pac-12 and the NCAA Tournament," said Manning. "Today, we are bringing in players that perfectly fit that Utah style of play. They bring unique personalities and soccer skills to the group, but they all have several qualities in common: they are great competitors, love the game, have a great relationship with the ball, attack and defend well, and have a team-first attitude. We can't wait for these players to get started with us!"
Though small in number, the 2013 class brings size on defense and adds depth all over the field. Standing at 5-foot-10, Hannah Hyde brings more height and athleticism to the Ute defense, while Madeline Webster's leadership and ability to start the attack from the defensive third will bring another dynamic element to the back line. Adding size and depth to the goalkeeper position is Tara Shipp, who also stands at 5-foot-10. Two other players will give depth to the midfield and the front and back lines with their versatility. Taylor Slattery is an attacking player who can perform up front or in the middle, while Cabria Turang is a defensive-minded player who can also transition in and out of the midfield and could give the Utes another threat on the wings.
2013 Signee Roster
Name Position Height Hometown High School Club Team Hannah Hyde D 5-10 Highland, Utah Lone Peak HS Utah Avalanche Tara Shipp GK 5-10 Cedar City, Utah Cedar HS Forza South Taylor Slattery F/MF 5-4 Gilroy, Calif. Gilroy HS Orchard Valley Storm Cabria Turang D/MF 5-6 Corona, Calif. Santiago HS Breakaway Madeline Webster D/MF 5-6 Colorado Springs, Colo. Rampart HS Colorado Rush
2013 Soccer Signee Bios
Lone Peak HS
Two-time second-team All-State selection by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News (2011,'12)...named All-Valley Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Region in 2012...varsity team captain, led team to the Utah state semifinals in 2012...as a freshman at Eagle High School in Boise, Idaho (2008-10), played for the varsity squad as a freshman...EHS reached the state finals in 2009...plays club soccer for Utah Avalanche, ranked No. 9 in the nation and leading the ECNL's Mountain West Division...from 2007-11, competed for FC Nova in Boise...Nova won US Youth National Championships and President's Cup in 2011...Idaho State Cup Champions in 2009 and FC Nova Performance Cup Champions in 2008 and 2009...won the National Indoor Championships in Baltimore, Md.... finalists at the Les Bois Soccer Invitational in 2008 and National Futsal Championships semifinalists in 2007...honor roll student...named to the Academic Team and earned the Leadership Award...also lettered in track and basketball...daughter of Nate and Michelle Hyde...Michelle earned her PhD from Utah in 1997 and Nate played minor league baseball in the Seattle Mariners organization.
Manning on Hyde:
"Hannah is an emerging talent at center back. She recently moved from forward to the back line and has shown great promise in that role. She has great athletic qualities. Her size, speed and strength will stand out right away. She also brings a contagious energy to the field each day. We think that with more experience in the back, she will develop into an excellent defender."
Cedar City, Utah
Four-year varsity starter for Cedar HS... team reached the Utah 3A state finals in 2011, with quarterfinals appearances in 2010 and 2012... two-time first-team All-State goalkeeper (2010, '11) and second-team All-State in 2012...All-Region 9 selection by The Spectrum... lead Forza South club to the 2012 UYSA Div. I U18 championship title...six-time gold medalist at the Utah Summer Games (2005-10), silver medalist in 2012 and bronze medalist in 2009 and 2011...National Honor Society member from 2007-13...Student Body Vice President and Sophomore Class President...daughter of Rex and Stacia Shipp...has six siblings, sister Heidi and brothers Chad, Rhett, Kory, Tanner and Brock.
Manning on Shipp:
"Tara is a tremendous athlete. She also was a terrific basketball player in high school. She covers the goal in just a couple of steps, is quick off her line, explosively jumps for high balls and has fantastic kicking and punting ability. Her potential is exciting to think about. We have a great learning environment here, and we think Tara will develop into a good college `keeper with the daily training and experience she will get in our program."
Orchard Valley Storm
Four-year varsity starter at Gilroy HS and currently competing in her senior season...two-time TCAL League MVP (2011, '12)...TCAL Freshman of the Year in 2010 after setting a TCAL freshman record with 10 assists...played club soccer for the Orchard Valley Storm...named team captain...in 2012, Storm were finalists at the Northern California Spring Showcase, California North State cup and Pleasanton Rage Showcase while finishing as a quarterfinalist at the Blues Cup...also posted a semifinalist finish at the Nor Cal State Cup in 2011...named to the ODP State Team in 2005 and District II team in 2004...honor roll student, also named to the President's List and earned Scholar-Athlete distinction.
Manning on Slattery:
"Taylor is a skillful attacking player. She can pass, receive, dribble and shoot with great quality. She is a threat to both create chances for her teammates and to score herself. She plays forward most of the time, but has the ability to shine in any of the front two rows. Taylor's competitive nature is one of her most impressive qualities. She hates to lose. Her overall game fits in perfectly with our team's style of play and fans will enjoy watching her in a Utah uniform."
Four-year varsity player at Santiago HS and currently competing in her senior season ...two-time all-league award winner (2011, '12)...named the (HS) 2012 Defensive Player of the Year and the 2011 Impact Player of the Year...led (HS) to three consecutive Big 8 League championships (2010, '11, '12)...in 2012, (club team) captured the UYSA Region IV Championships and was a semifinalist at the USYSA National Championships...the team also won the prestigious Surf Cup Championship and the Cal South State Cup...(club) was also Cal South State Cup finalists in 2011 and was a semifinalist at the 2010 UYSA Region IV Championships...earned honor roll/Principles Honor Roll status every year from 2009-13...received the Academic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2012 and was named a Scholar-Athlete in 2011...daughter of Brian and Carrie Turang...has four siblilngs, Brianna, Carissa, Bailee and Brice...Brianna played soccer and softball at the University of Oklahoma and Carissa currently plays softball at Cal State Fullerton.
Manning on Turang:
"Cabria is skillful, fast and versatile. She has played for several years on one of the best and most skillful club teams in the country. She is a great fit for the Utah style of play. She is at her best dribbling and combining on the wide parts of the field. Whether she is playing as a winger or an outside back, she will create problems for our opponents."
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Varsity starter as a freshman at Rampart, lead the team in assists...played club soccer for the nationally-ranked Colorado Rush program...Rush finished as the Mountain West Conference Champions in the Elite Club National League and was a top 16 national finalist in three consecutive years...in 2011, the team was the State cup and was a Region IV championships semifinalist...member of the Colorado State ODP team from 2008-2011...region IV ODP member in 2008...earned honor roll status all four years...Executive Student Body Secretary/Treasurer as a senior, Class Treasurer as a junior...daughter of Jeff and Lisa Webster...has three brothers, Bryson, Bradley and Blake, a sister-in-law, Ashley and a niece, Ava.
Manning on Webster:
"Maddie is a versatile player and a leader. We see her playing at center back, but she is comfortable anywhere in the back or midfield. We like our defenders to be confident on the ball and Maddie is great at starting the attack. She also hounds defensively well and has a great understanding of team defense. We think qualities like good communication, poise and leadership are critical in center backs, and Maddie embodies these things. She plays on one of the most skillful and successful club teams we've seen in the last few years. Because of that, we think she will have a quick transition to the college game."