Shannon Spethman (second from left) joins the Cougars next fall
Shannon Spethman (second from left) joins the Cougars next fall
Women's Soccer - Thu, Feb. 17, 2011

CHICAGO - Shannon Spethman, a senior midfielder/defender at Saint Pius X High School from Lincoln, Neb., recently 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. Spethman is currently coached by John Colborn and Steve Andersen at Saint Pius X and will join the SXU roster in the fall of 2011. She is projected to join the Cougars as either a midfielder or defender next fall.

Spethman is the daughter of Scott and Mary Spethman of Lincoln, Neb. She plans to study both education and psychology starting next fall at Saint Xavier University. SXU women's soccer coach Jeremy Ekeler likes the "upside" that Shannon brings to his program.

"Shannon is an exciting recruit for many reasons," said Ekeler."She maintains our Nebraska ties, is a tireless worker on the field and in the classroom and has a tremendous upside for us in the middle of the field. She also has big-game experience playing deep into the Nebraska State Tournament in both 2008 and 2009. Shannon is a great personality and I know our players will love having her join the program."