Fri, Mar. 23, 2007 - [Women's Soccer]
CHICAGO - Cecilia Cline, a sophomore forward transferring in from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's soccer program. She played girl's soccer at De La Salle Institute in Chicago under head coach Tom Dufficy before playing one season at Ashford University (Iowa).
Cline is the daughter of Thomas and Sandi Cline of Chicago and plans to pursue a degree in business administration at Saint Xavier University. She was the leading scorer for Ashford in 2006 starting all 17 games and recording 11 goals, four assists, and 26 points. In addition, Cline was selected to the second team of the 2006 All-Midwest Classic Conference (MCC) as a freshman. Last season, Saint Xavier finished with an overall record of 19-4-0 (a new school record) and a No. 8 national ranking in the NAIA. The Cougars also qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in the program's 10-year history.
"Cecilia will add depth to our team, which returns 19 players from last season," said Saint Xavier University women's soccer coach Derek Begich. "She is going to battle for a forward position with the graduation of senior co-captain, Angie Holmes. We are very excited that she has decided to continue her collegiate career at Saint Xavier."