Soccer team adds six women to 2021 class

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K-State Soccer signed six new faces to the 2021 team on Wednesday. (File Photo by Nathan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

The soccer team added six new members to its team on Wednesday for November’s signing period.

Two of the athletes signed on Wednesday are from Kansas, including defender Kenzi Gillispie from Newton, and forward Brooke Sullivan from Wichita.

Gillispie played at both Newton and Circle High School in her career, named to the 2018 All-AVCTL Second Team, as well as named a 2018 All-State Honorable Mention in Kansas.

Sullivan competed in the Kansas Olympic Development Program in her past two seasons. Before that, she played for Goddard High School where she was an All-AVCTL Division II First Team selection in just her freshman year.

The other four are a diverse group, as midfielder Adah Anderson hails from Kansas City, Missouri, midfielder Katy Coffin comes from Grand Junction, Colorado, defender Juliann Kidd is from Houston, Texas, and midfielder Joey Lujan comes from Gilbert, Arizona.

“Our 2021 class brings good balance and depth to our current returning roster,” head coach Mike Dibbini said to K-State Athletics. “Having lost so many key players to graduation, this is a great group to come in and compete with an experienced returning roster. This class brings versatility in all positions. We are looking forward to their growth in our program.”

Anderson scored fourteen goals and had 36 assists in her time at Park Hill High School. The three-year letter winner was a two-time All-Suburban Red Conference First Team pick, two-time All-District 15 selection as well as a 2019 Class 4 Region 4 First Team pick.

Coffin was selected to the All-Southwestern League twice in her career at Grand Junction High School, scoring 12 goals and racking up 23 assists in her two seasons with the Tigers. Coffin has playing time for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and also played in Region 4 of the Olympic Development Program in Colorado.

Kidd played for three seasons at Memorial High School and helped lead her team to a UIL 6A state title in 2017-2018. During her time in high school, Kidd received a first-team All-District honor in 2019-2020 and received a second-team All-District honor in 2018-2019.

Wrapping up the 2021 class is Lujan who scored 26 goals and had 36 assists in her 60 matches at Perry High School. She was the AZ Central 2019 Player of the Year and was also a member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-State team after the 2019-2020 season.

The class comes in to fill crucial spots vacated by seven graduating Wildcats at the end of this season.

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