Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Recruiting Class
BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo women's soccer team announced two signings for their 2012 recruiting class Wednesday morning. Joining the Bulls for next season will be Kassidy Kidd and Kristin Markiewicz.
Kidd joins the bulls from nearby Niagara Falls, Ontario, where she co-captain of the OYSL Oakville Titans. In addition to her playing duties with the Titans she was a member of Team Ontario from 2008-2010 and in ranked in the top 10 in her graduating class.
"Kassidy is a technical, versatile player," head coach Michael Thomas said. "She is capable of playing almost anywhere on the field and we are excited to get her on campus and into a Bulls uniform "
Markiewicz comes north to join the bulls from Erie PA after a star-studded youth career. As the captain of Harbor Creek high school, she has been named All-State, and a two time District 10 All Star while leading the team to the 2011 District 10 championship. In addition to her prep success, she has garnered attention on the club side as well. As a member of the Erie Admirals Soccer Club, she participated in the 2011 US Club nationals in Boise, Idaho and has participated in the Olympic Development program at the state and regional levels culminating in an invitation to Florida for the inter-regional event at the end of 2011.
"Kristin is an athletically gifted player," Thomas said. "She is a player who still has not seen the top end of her potential. She has exploded in her senior year of high school and we think the sky is the limit for her at UB."
Kidd and Markiewicz join a young talented Bulls squad which returns 11 players who started 12 or more games next year while going 12-5-4 before eventually losing in the conference semi-final.
"We are excited to have Kassidy and Kristin join our program," Thomas said. "Both of them show the character and work rate that have started to define our soccer program. We believe they will come in and help to raise this standard to new heights."