While football signing day dominates the headlines UTSA also named their 2013 Women's Soccer signing class last Thursday.
Four of UTSA's signees have been members of their respective Olympic Development Pool in defender Kristen Buono who joins from Los Alamitos HS in Rossmoor, CA; Goalkeeper Emma Makela who joins from Kamiak HS in Mukilteo, WA; forward/defender Tayne Ramos from Hendrickson HS in Pflugerville, TX and Megan Snyder joining from Butler (Kansas) Community College, from Overland Park, Kansas.
Makela should be a significant boost to a team looking for a goalkeeper and could well become a regular despite being a freshman having been a member of the US Youth Soccer Association National Camp in 2012.
Ramos should be familiar with San Antonio having been part of the Texas-South ODP and will add versatility to the team while also providing goal scoring, having scored 50 goals in her junior season at Hendrickson.
Snyder has impressed for Butler CC during her time there and will join UTSA as a junior, she has been an instrumental part of Butler's performances over the past two years where they have finished fifth in the National Championships. Snyder earned NSCAA All-American honors last season and is more than capable of making the step up to NCAA Division I.
Outside of the ODP players Taylor Wingerden of Macedon, NY who joins from Monroe CC where she proved a vital forward scoring 15 goals last season and earned NJCAA All-American honors in 2012.
Kaytee O'Brien returns to NCAA Division I soccer after two years at UNC-Greensboro, a team she was part of when they claimed the final No. 23 ranking in 2010 and will be eager to prove she still has what it takes to compete at the top level.
It's clear UTSA are looking to be competitive in C-USA and these signings will go a long way to making that the case.