March 23, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar University women's soccer coach Dewi Hardman announced that Elizabeth Silas has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lamar and play for the Lady Cardinals this upcoming season.
Silas, a goalkeeper from Upland, Calif., is a senior at Upland High School and plays club soccer for the Claremont Stars Soccer Club. The Stars won the 2011 Coast Soccer League premier championship, and are ranked 15th in Southern California and 83rd nationally.
"We're excited about adding another goalkeeper to the roster,"" Hardman said. "We expect Elizabeth to push Bailey Fontenot for the starting position. It will be good to have a competition for goalkeeper."
The Lady Cardinals, who had their most successful season in the five-year history of the program last season with a 9-8-2 record, look to replace goalkeeper Jennifer Gibbs, who graduates holding all of the major goalkeeping records in Lamar history. Gibbs registered every win in the history of the program.
Elizabeth is a good athlete and a good shot stopper," Hardman said. "Her sister was a good goalkeeper at Grambling State, so goalkeeping runs in the family."
Silas' signing follows the signing of three recruits: Megan Campbell, Jannet Hernandez and Shavonn Johnson, last month.
"This is just another signing that keeps improving the quality of our program," Hardman said. "Our goal is to compete for a Southland Conference championship on a regular basis."