GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's soccer team has added three players to the roster for the 2013 season, as Sydney Buss (Appleton, Wis.), Brianna Messner (Seymour, Wis.) and Katie Schulz (Plymouth, Minn.) have all signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs) to play collegiately for the Phoenix, head coach Trevor Warren announced.
Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
High School: Kimberly
Club Team: Appleton Goal Getters
- Two-time team MVP playing for Kimberly High School
- Three-time all-conference
- Won three state championships with the Appleton Goal Getters
- Named Fox11's Division I player of the year as a junior
- Two-time first-team all-area
- 2012 first-team all-state
Coach Warren on Sydney: "Sydney is an out-and-out ballplayer. When you're on the attack, you want her to be involved, because she will make things happen. Sydney is a versatile player and could play up front as an out and out striker or as an attacking midfielder. She is a tireless worker on field on both sides of the ball."
Hometown: Seymour, Wis.
High School: Seymour
Club Team: FC Green Bay
- Helped her team to two-time Bay Conference and three regional championships
- First-Team All-Bay Conference (2011, 2012)
- Appleton Post Crescent and Green Bay Press-Gazette First-Team All-Area (2012)
- Wisconsin ODP Team Selection (2011-12)
- Team captain for FC Green Bay (2012)
- High Honor Roll (4.0)
Coach Warren on Brianna: "Brianna is another local product whom we have seen play many times for FC Green Bay and was an important member of the Wisconsin Olympic Development Team that myself and Asst. Coach Niki Brooks worked with. Brianna is another hard working player on both sides of the ball and has very good soccer instincts. She is another versatile athlete and can play in the defense and midfield."
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Wayzata
Club Team: Wayzata Soccer Club
- Helped her team to back-to-back Minnesota state championships
- Named to All-Tournament team as a senior
- Voted Lake Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and a senior
- Won Lake Conference championship as a junior and a senior
- Highest scoring defender in the state of Minnesota as a senior
- Named to 2012 All-State
- Academic All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior
Coach Warren on Katie: "Katy is a quick, physically dominating, tenacious defender. She is excellent in the air and certainly will be a threat on set plays. Katy is also is a very vocal organizer of the defense which is a very important trait to have. She brings a winners mentality having led Wayzata High School to back-to-back state championships in Minnesota."
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