Eight new players have joined the McPherson College women’s soccer program of coach Rob Talley.
• Anna Vazquez (5-1, MF, Jr., Emporia / Garden City Community College)
Joining McPherson as a 5-1 midfielder, Vazquez transfers in after playing for coach Charles Long and the Broncbusters for the past two seasons at Garden City CC. She previously played at Emporia High School where she earned two letters.
Anna is a secondary education major and is the daughter of Rosa Pedraza and Sergio Vazquez.
• Breelyn Petty (5-0, MF, Jr., Goodyear, Ariz. / Glendale Community College)
Petty is a transfer from Glendale Community College where she played for two seasons. The 5-foot midfielder graduated from Verrado High School in Buckeye, Ariz.
Having a productive prep career, Petty was named first-team All-Region all four years and was the Skyline Region Player of the Year in 2010.
Breelyn is the daughter of Steven Petty.
• Cheyanne Smith (4-10, F, Fr., El Paso, Texas / Eastwood High School)
Coming to the Bulldogs’ soccer squad from Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas, Smith is a 4-10 forward that was a four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Cataldi and the Troopers.
Throughout her freshman through junior years, Smith scored 11 goals and assisted on 15. She received the Golden Boot Award as a freshman, made the All-District second team as a junior forward and was placed on the Corpus Christi All-Tournament team during her senior season.
She was a 2012-13 all-district academic member and was a part of the National Honor Society.
Cheyanne is the daughter of Barry and Amy Thomas and will be majoring in business management at McPherson.
• Emma Sheehan (5-2, UTL, Sr., Fullerton, Calif. / McPherson College)
After playing for the women's tennis team at McPherson College last season, Sheehan will transition to a soccer player for the fall of 2014. Prior to attending MC, she went to Fullerton Junior College in California.
The daughter of Vickie Sheehan, Emma is a psychology major at McPherson.
• Heather Diamond (5-5, D, So., Lake Forest, Calif. / Bethany College)
Transferring from conference rival Bethany College, Diamond joins the Bulldogs as a 5-5 defender with three years of eligibility remaining after playing for the Swedes for her freshman season.
Diamond is an El Toro High School graduate in Lake Forest, California where she played left-back, she was a center defender at BC.
Heather is the daughter of David and Betsy Diamond and majors in elementary and special education.
• Kristen Todd (5-6, MF, Fr., Towanda / Circle High School)
Todd makes her way to McPherson after playing for the Thunderbirds of Circle High School. The 5-6 midfielder was under the tutelage of coach Ryan Todd, earning four letters for CHS.
As a junior, Todd was first team All-League and made the All-Kansas second team. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
The daughter of Kim McGaha and Chris Todd, Kristen plans on majoring in applied health sciences while attending McPherson.
• Lacy Fry (5-5, MF, Fr., Severance, Colo. / Windsor High School)
A 5-5 outside midfielder, Fry joins the Bulldogs after playing for the Windsor High School Wizards where she lettered four times.
At WHS, Fry scored 15 goals and logged 11 assists. She was a member of National Honor Society and received an academic letter.
Lacy is the daughter of Keith and Brenda Fry and has yet to declare a major.
• Rhea Vale (5-8, MF, Fr., Welling, United Kindom / Blackfen Girls School)
Vale is a 5-8 midfielder from the United Kingdom and makes her way to McPherson after graduating from Blackfen Girls School.
She is currently a member of the Gillingham Ladies Football Club and has been involved in European club football since 2002. She has been on clubs that have won the Kent County Cup multiple times as well as the Kent Girls League. In 2011-12, her team won the Kent County Cup, the Kent Girls Tina Marshall Cup and were runners-up in the Kent League; Vale also won the Managers Player of the Year award.
Rhea is the daughter of Alan and Julie Vale and will major in business management at McPherson.