EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's soccer head coach Derek Burton has announced two additions to his roster for the 2017 season.
Freshman Emma Ehrsam (Joliet, Illinois) and redshirt freshman Georgia Weigel (Leawood, Kansas) have both agreed to join the Cougars.
Ehrsam is a 5-foot, 7-inch defender/midfielder who comes to SIUE from Joliet Catholic High School, where she played basketball in addition to soccer. She served as team captain during her senior season. Her older brother, Danny, is a sophomore on the SIUE baseball team.
Weigel is a 5-9 midfielder who began her college career at Kansas State. She redshirted last year and will have four years of eligibility at SIUE. Weigel was a four-year letter winner at Shawnee Mission East High School. She earned 2015 KCA All-State 6A second team honors, was a 2015 All-Sunflower League First Team recipient and chosen as the 2015 Midfielder of the Year.
|Hometown: Joliet, Illinois
High School: Joliet Catholic
Club Team: Chicago International Soccer Club
From Coach Burton: Emma is athletic, hard-working and driven to succeed. We think she will find herself in a couple of areas on the field, which is extremely valuable to me as I look at the make-up of our 2017 team. An outstanding student, I know she will exemplify our core value of academic excellence. Additionally, she comes from a family that has Cougar ties already with her brother a student athlete at SIUE as well. I couldn't be any more excited to have Emma joining our program.
||Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
High School: Shawnee Mission East
Previous School: Kansas State
From Coach Burton: Georgia is a strong, athletic presence. She is more than capable in all phases of the game in the midfield and I'm looking forward to seeing exactly what role will suit her and our team the best. She can score, she can combine and create but she also has the physical ability to meet the demands of battle in the center of the park. I am excited to welcome Georgia and her family, to the Cougar Family.
SIUE is the defending Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion. The Cougars became only the second OVC team to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament after they dispatched No. 2 Notre Dame on penalty kicks in the first round.