April 4, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego head women's soccer coach Ada Greenweed has announced the signing of three to National Letters of Intent as well as the addition of two transfers to bolster the Toreros roster for the 2007 season. Signing NLI's are defender Addie Cartan (Santa Rosa, Calif.); forward Ashleigh Shoughro (Las Vegas, Nev.) and midfielder/defender Katie Bavasi (Mission Viejo, Calif.) USD also welcomes a junior transfer from San Diego State University Jennifer Mello as well as a sophomore transfer from Santa Clara University Katie Araujo.
Cartan was a captain of the Santa Rosa United Soccer Team for five years. She is a 2005 State Champion and a two-time Surf Cup Champion. She was the high school Empire Player of the Year in 2006 and League MVP in 2005 on the No.1 ranked high school team in the nation, Ursuline High School. She has made the All-League and Empire teams the last four years. She played in Europe during the summer of 2004 and 2005 winning the Italy Cup in 2004 and placed third in the Gotthia Cup in 2005. She was also a scholar athlete for four years.
Shoughro was the 2007 Las Vegas Athletic Club's Palo Verde High School Athlete of the Year and 2007 Las Vegas Sports Magazine Athlete of the Month. She currently plays for the club team Downtown and previously with the Tabagators. She holds the Nevada record for 50 season goals and over 125 total high school career goals.
Bavasi is a midfielder/defender out of Mission Viejo High School, where she plays for the SoCal Blues Soccer Club team. During her seven years with the Blues, she has been Cal South League Champion three times, State Cup Champion once, and a Regional semifinalist. She was a first-team All League-South for Coast League, a scholar athlete at Mission Viejo HS, and made the South Coast League All-Star team. She is a two time Surf Cup Champion and was the League Cup MVP in 2004. She has also been a member of the ODP Regional Team and participated in National Camp.
Mello joins USD from cross-town rival San Diego State. As a sophomore she led the Aztecs in goals (eight), points (19), shots on goal (22) and game-winning goals (three). She was selected to the All-Mountain West Conference team after the season. Her eight goals and 19 points placed her second in the MWC in both categories. As a freshman she led the team with eight goals, which was the third best in the MWC. She was eighth in the league with 17 points (eight goals, one assist).
Araujo is a sophomore transfer from West Coast Conference rival Santa Clara. Araujo played in five matches for the Broncos as a freshman in 2005, and then took a medical redshirt for the 2006 season. As a prep, she played for coach Ken Skipper at Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore. She was a 2004-05 Metro League all-first-team member and was named to the 2004-05 Class 4A All-State third-team. As a senior she led team to the state finals in 2005 with 13 goals and three assists. She trained with Ghana National Team for the 2003 World Cup and played for Holland U19 national select team FIMI Professional Sports in 2004.