Of the six, three are Madison-area natives. Forward Taylor Walsh played at Madison East, where she was a two-time all-city and all-conference selection. She also suited up with fellow future Badger Ann Eshun for the Madison 56ers Capital Elite club team and for the 2003 regional Olympic Development Program team. Eshun, a defender from Edgewood High School, was named all-state as a senior and, like Walsh, was a two-time all-conference and all-city pick. She competed for three years on the ODP team as well as playing two years of varsity basketball and a National Honor Society member. Katy Meuer, a defender from Madison Memorial High School, will join sister Molly on the team. She played varsity soccer all four years, earning second-team all-conference her last two years. She also played for the state ODP team for five years.
Amy Lewis, a forward from Green Bay, earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior and was the team's leading scorer in 2002 and 2003. She also played with the Green Bay Metro club team and excelled in tennis, where she earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors all four years.
Goaltender Lynn Murray, unlike the rest of her teammates, does not come from Minnesota but from Marietta, Ga. She was Wheeler High School's team MVP as a freshman and a junior, the team captain and a second-team All-Cobb County pick as a sophomore and junior. She also suited up with the U-19 National Team camp and played at the National ODP Championships.
Finally, midfielder and forward Shannon Terry will join the team, coming from Long Lake, Minn. Terry was a 2003 all-conference, all-metro and all-state pick, as well as conference MVP and team captain in her junior year. She holds the single-season school record for number of goals (29) and assists (14).
"As a whole, this group is well-rounded in terms of positions," Duerst said. "We've got a goalkeeper, we've got two backs, two forwards, plus the forwards can also play midfield. With that kind of versatility they're really going to help the strength of the overall team. They are six players of quality caliber that have all had experiences at a high level. We've got some kids with athleticism in this group."