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Men’s Soccer Adds Four More to 2003 Recruiting Class 4/24/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s soccer head coach Tim McClements received his final four commitments for the 2003 season, as goalkeeper Sam Tibolt (Tvalatin, Ore./Jesuit) and midfielders Steven Shows (Arlington, Texas/James Martin), Austin Woolard (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) and forward Casey Steen (Metarie, La./Jesuit) signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Commodores. With the additions of Ellinger and Hinds, McClements has now signed 14 players to National Letters of Intent. McClements already has five players from the state of Texas, three from Oklahoma, one from Missouri and one Illinois.

For a biography and a quote from McClements on each recruit, please read below.

Sam Tibolt
Goalkeeper
Tualatin, Ore. • Jesuit High School

High School: Member of Jesuit H.S. School soccer team which won the Oregon State Championship in 2000 and 2001 … Set a Oregon High School state record, as he allowed only three goals in 16 games (.18 average) … Earned All-District and All-League honors in 2002.

Club: Currently plays for the Westside Metro Premier … Captain of his club team in 2000, 2001 and 2002 … Club team won Oregon State championship in 2001 and 2002 … Member of the Oregon Olympic Development Team from 1999-2002 … Member of the Region IV ODP team in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 … Club teams were Region IV quarterfinalist in 2000 and 2002 … named to the adidas All-American team in 1999, while also participating in the U.S. National Camp pool.

Personal: Robert Samuel Tibolt born September 7, 1985 … Robert is one of Susan and Robert Tibolt’s two children ... Member of the Honor Roll from 1999-2003 ... Member of the French National Honor Society … Jesuit H.S. Junior Class Physical Education Student of the Year ... Named Who’s Who Among American High School Students in 2000, 2001 and 2002 … Was also recruited by such schools as Dartmouth, Boston University, Notre Dame and Georgetown.

Comment on Tibolt from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
“Sam is a goalkeeper from the west coast who has club, high school and ODP experience. Since we have two graduated seniors, Sam will add depth to our goalkeeping position and immediately challenge for a starting position.”

Steven Shows
Midfielder
Arlington, Texas • James Martin High School

High School: Four-year letterwinner at James Martin H.S., which is a school record … Captained his high school team in 2003 … Earned All-District honors in from 2001-03 … Team made it to the high school state semifinals in 2000.

Club: Currently plays for Dallas Texans Football Club along with fellow Vanderbilt men’s soccer recruit Eric Steen ... Member of the North Texas State Soccer Association Olympic Development Team from 1998-2002 … Won North Texas State and Region III championships in 2002 … Placed third at the U.S. Youth Nationals.

Personal: Steven Michael Shows born July 9, 1985 ... Steven is one of Debbie Kelley and Rick Shows two children ... Member of the National Honor Society … Earned National English Merit Award … Named Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Was also recruited by Dartmouth and Lafayette.

Comment on Shows from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
“Steven is a versatile player who can play as a midfielder or defender. He plays for the very talented Dallas Texans Soccer Club with fellow Vanderbilt recruit Eric Steen. Steven is a technical player who can help us in a number of positions.”

Austin Woolard
Midfielder
Tulsa, Okla. • Jenks High School

High School: Played high school soccer with fellow Vanderbilt men’s soccer recruit Joshua Medcalf … High School team made it the Oklahoma 5-A state semifinals … Member of the varsity team from sophomore through senior years.

Club: Currently plays for the Tulsa Nationals’ Football Club along with fellow Vanderbilt recruits Jamie Gilbert, Joshua Medcalf and Justin Moreland ... Nationals crowned Oklahoma State Cup champions in 2002, while finishing runner-up from 1996-2001 ... Team championships include the Ozark Classic Cup, Super Clubs, Lake Highlands, Emerald Cup, Thunder Friendship Cup and TSC Friendship Cup ... Club team won the Yorkshire Cup championship, which is held in Yorkshire, England.

Personal: Austin Alan Woolard born March 10, 1985 ... Austin is one of Ann and Kent Woolard’s three children ... Member of the National Honor Society … Nominated for the Jim Thorpe Student-Athlete Award ... Named Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Participated in the Duke University TIP program … Was also recruited by Tulsa, Centenary and St. Edwards.

Comment on Woolard from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
“Austin is an attacking player who will add depth in our midfield. He is athletic and has a great understanding of the game. Austin continues to improve every time I watch him play.”

Casey Steen
Forward
Metarie, La. • Jesuit High School

High School: Named captain of the Jesuit H.S. soccer team in 2003 … Named Louisiana Division I All-State in 2003 and Most Valuable Player … Earned All-State honors in 2001 and 2002 … Named All-City from 2001-03 … Team won district titles four-straight years (2000-03) … Won Louisiana state championship in 2001 and 2002 … Named Who’s Who Among High School Athletes … 2001 Viking Invitational Most Valuable Player … Has scored 30 goals since 2000.

Club: Currently plays for the Lafreniere Gablers U-17 Football Club ... Club team has placed 1st or 2nd in 35 tournaments, including United Cup, Magnolia Cup, Gulf Breeze Invitational, Cajun Classic, Houston Cup and Disney Cup … Five-time Louisiana state champions.

Personal: Casey Raymond Steen born August 12, 1985 ... Casey is one of Maria and Gregory Steen’s six children ... Member of the National Honor Society and National Honor Roll ... Named Who’s Who Among American High School Students … National Latin Exam Silver Medalist from 1998-2001 … Was also recruited by Rhodes, Millsaps, Centenary, Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati.

Comment on Steen from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
“Casey is a forward who was voted Most Valuable Player in his high school playoffs, which his team won the state title. He is a standout player for his club team that participated in the Region III Tournament last year. He is very quick and tricky and has the ability to score goals.”

 


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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