(Crookston, Minn.) - The University of Minnesota, Crookston Golden Eagle Women's Soccer program announced today the signing of Erin Mears from Sioux Falls, S.D. to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles during the 2011 season.
Mears is a 5'5" midfielder. She attends Sioux Falls Washington High School where she has been a standout player. Mears also plays club soccer for the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club which is a perennial South Dakota State Cup Champion and competes regularly at the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Regional Championships.
"Erin Mears is someone I have been excited about since the first time I saw her play," says Golden Eagle Head Women's Soccer Coach Richard Jones. "She is a very technical player and does a myriad of fantastic things to make her team successful. Erin will have an immediate impact in our midfield."
Mears plans to major in marketing at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She is the daughter of Kirk and Barb Mears.
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at www.goldeneaglesports.com.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
All signees are contingent upon admission to the University of Minnesota, Crookston and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Photo Caption: Erin Mears