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February 11, 2013

Tulsa women's soccer inks 8 to 2013 squad

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TULSA — A 5-6 goalkeeper from McKinney, Texas, Essler is a three-year letterwinner at McKinney Boyd High School. She helped her team claim a State Championship as a sophomore, finish as the state finalists as a freshman, and as regional semifinalists as a junior. Essler played club soccer for Sting Soccer Club, and helped her team finish as the 2010 and 2011 USYSA National Champions, 2010 ECNL National Champions, 2009 Region III Champions, 2009 Disney Showcase Champions, 2008 Celtic Cup Champions, 2008 Surf Cup Champions and 2007-10 State Cup Champions.

"Claire and Darienne have started in the back for TSC Hurricane and have had many accomplishments, but then you add in Sierra, who has won the National Cup, Bermel who finished second in the nation a year ago and Essler who is a two-time national champion, and you can see how much experience we have coming in to help us defensively," Cussen said. "These five have played at a very high level and are used to winning at that level. They are not flashy, but thy are very good in their roles."

A 5-10 forward from Chesapeake, Va., Admire was a three-year letterwinner at India River High School. She has helped her team post 24 wins, claim a District Championship as a freshman and advance to the District Quarterfinals as a sophomore. Admire has netted 20 goals and 26 assists, but missed most of her junior campaign due to an injury. She has been tabbed to the all-district team once, and was named as her team's MVP and Team Captain. Admire also played club soccer for the Chesapeake United Soccer Club, claiming the 2012 Virginia Soccer League, Inc., Co-Championship, the NC Labor Day Shootout Championship, Virginia Columbus Day Tournament Championship, Virginia Atlantic Cup Tournament Championship and the Virginia Legacy Showcase Tournament Championship with the U17/U18 United. With the U17/U18 United, she scored 13 goals and had seven assists, and was named as the Team MVP.

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