Boise State Head Soccer Coach Steve Lucas has announced his 2006 recruiting class that includes two JC transfers and four high school seniors. These six will join 21 returning letterwinners from a Bronco squad that finished 10-8-2 last season.
Midfielders Brittney Dugger from Walla Walla Community College and Erin Wofford from Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College join Kaylea Perenon of Oakland, California, and Idahoans Jaime Jones of Pocatello, Danielle Schwalbe of Boise, and Sabrena Schwinn from Eagle.
"This year's class gives us added depth and strength in most positions," commented Lucas. "They all possess solid attacking skills and have a good combination of size and speed for their positions. We expect them to contribute immediately and make an impact on next year's squad."
Dugger, a 5-7 center, started for Walla Walls and netted 12 goals to go along with 11 assists in 28 games. Dugger was second in her league in assists and 10th in goals. Walla Walla was 16-0-2 in league and 25-1-2 overall and advanced to the Northwest League championship game. She not only was named to the Southeast Division all-star team but received all-academic team honors as well.
Wofford (5-5) graduated from Maria Carrillo High School in 2004 and is currently a sophomore at Santa Rosa. She was all-state and first-team NSCAA/Adidas All-American this past fall. She started for Santa Rosa each of the past two seasons and was also team captain last fall. In 40 career starts Wofford scored 29 goals and was credited with 19 assists. She ranked 28th among all junior college players in California in points scored in 2005 with 44. Santa Rosa was 29-7-6 and won the Big 7 Conference championship the past two years. Wofford was selected to the All-Nor Cal and all-region all-star teams.
Jaime Jones, a 5-4 midfielder, is a senior at Pocatello High School. She's been a four-year starter for the Indians and helped the team to third place in the 4A classification. Jones was voted to the All-Great Basin team three years and was a two-time team captain and defensive MVP
Kaylea Perenon joins Lucas' squad from Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland. She's a 5-6 midfield/forward and four-year member of the varsity squad.
Local product Danielle Schwalbe, a 5-7 forward, was a standout at Borah High School. She was a two-time all-conference player for the Lions, first team as a junior and second team senior year and Schwalbe too received all-academic team honors her senior year. She also plays club ball for the Boise Capitals Soccer Club. The Capitals have won six Idaho State championships and advanced to the regional tournament five times reaching the Far West semifinals once and winning the 2004 Surf Cup.
Sabrena Schwinn, a 5-7 defender, is a senior at Eagle High School. She's started for the Mustangs the past two seasons but missed the majority of her senior season after going down with an injury during the fourth game. She scored two goals and chipped in with seven assists. Eagle won the Idaho 5A State Soccer championship during Schwinn's junior season. She was also a four-year starter for Les Bois United of Boise, helping the team advance to the state championship game each of the past three seasons, finishing second twice and winning the state title in 2005.