On Monday, Humboldt State women’s soccer announced the addition of five new commitments for the 2021 season.
Niki Clark, Sarah Hines, Annie Hoffman, Emma McChristie and Carson Thomson-Terrel will join head coach Grant Landy’s program.
“This is a very athletic, strong and technical group of athletes,” the first-year HSU head coach said. “They will compete immediately to help fill positions left by our outgoing seniors. I can’t say enough good things about them as students and people. They will be a fun group to coach for sure.”
Clark was a two-time team captain at John F. Kennedy High School and the team’s MVP in 2019.
“Niki is a versatile athlete who can play multiple positions for our team,” Landy said. “I see her somewhere down the spine of our team primarily as a defensive center midfield player.”
Hines is a two-time 3A Girls State Player of the Year in Idaho and will play midfield for the Jacks.
“Sarah has so much potential at the collegiate level,” Landy said. “She is technically savvy as well as being powerful and explosive.”
Hoffman will join the Jacks from North Thurston High School in Washington and will play up front.
“Annie gives us a prototypical attacker on our front line,” Landy said. “She has great strength and size, as well the pace to create her own scoring opportunities.”
McChristie comes to HSU after a prolific career in club soccer as an attacking midfielder.
“Emma is a terrific talent who comes to our program after a very successful career with her club team West Coast FC,” Landy said. “I was immediately impressed with Emma by her desire as a midfielder to get into the box and create or finish scoring opportunities.”
Thomson-Terrel, meanwhile, is a three-year letter-winner at Kelso High School in Washington and will play in goal for HSU.
“I am thrilled to have Carson join our program,” Landy said. “She is an outstanding goalkeeper who has so much potential at the collegiate level.”