Lady Cougar Soccer Adds Two More Signees

5 years 2 months 4 days ago January 19, 2012 Jan 19, 2012 Thursday, January 19 2012 Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:51:00 PM CST in Sports

COLUMBIA -- Columbia College head Women's Soccer coach officially announced the signing of Kelli Westhues and Lauren Beishir to play soccer for the Lady Cougars beginning in the fall of 2012.

Westhues, a center midfielder from Moberly, Missouri is finishing her senior year at Moberly High School this spring and will join the Lady Cougars as a freshman in the fall. The two-time all-conference and all-district recipient, has a total of 22 goals and 21 assists in her career thus far. Kelli has helped the Lady Spartans to three-straight conference championships and took the team all the way to the state quarterfinals in 2011, earning her all-state honors. She has also succeeded in the classroom, posting a perfect score in the Terra Nova Language Arts test and being named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

"Kelli is a very intelligent and athletic soccer player," stated Klein. "She will bring a strong physical presence to our line-up. I anticipate her making an impact as a central midfielder or central defender."

A junior transfer from Southwestern Illinois College, Lauren Beishir is the first upperclassman to join the Lady Cougars. Beishir is a native of Belleville, Illinois and graduated from Mascoutah Community High School in Mascoutah, Illinois. The central midfielder was an all-region player the last two seasons at Southwestern Illinois, scoring 19 goals and notching 22 assists in 36 games. In the classroom Lauren is a three-time honor roll student.

"Lauren is a composed distributing midfielder," says Klein. "I look for her to control a large portion of our midfield play."

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