A number of players who grew up in Kansas City United signed Letters of Intent last month to play in college.
Tiffany Woodruff, who plays with the U17 Kansas City United Metros and has been part of two State Championships with Blue Valley West High School has committed to going to Western Michigan.
The Western Michigan press release had this to say about Tiffany: “Woodruff comes to WMU from Kansas and Blue Valley West High School, as an outside back and outside midfielder she helped lead Blue Valley West to a Kansas 6A State Championship in both 2009 and 2010. The 2010 team finished the season as the NSCAA seventh ranked team in the nation. She has lettered on the varsity level all three seasons with her senior year yet to be played.
“Tiffany is very good with both feet,” said Grech (the Western Michigan coach). “She’ll give us a hard and aggressive presence on the left side of the field. I love her tenacity on defense and her willingness to sacrifice her body when needed. She is going to be a tough competitor on our back line.”
Western Michigan went 10-7-5 making the 2010 MAC Championship in 2010.
Madison Smith who played with the Club for five years, first with Kansas City United Attack, coached by Fatai Ayoade, and later with the U18 Kansas City United Metros coached by Tait Einerson, signed with Southwest College. Southwest described Madison as follows: “Sunday, January 23, 2011, Madison Smith a senior from Spring Hill, KS signed her official letter of intent to join the Lady Builders for the 2011 soccer season. Smith is a forward from Olathe Northwest High School where she was also a tennis standout. She will join the team after several years of Olympic Development and Club soccer participation including leading her team as a captain and fitness standout. Smith will add fire to the Builders attack while pursuing a degree in Applied Behaviors and Biology. She has been an academic and athletic leader, and the Builders hope Smith will make the same caliber of contributions while attending Southwestern.
Brooklyn Sipp played with the Kansas City United Metros for the last two years has committed to attending Benedictine College. Benedictine, one of the top NAIA schools in the Nation, coached by Lincoln Roblee, said this of Brook: “Sipp, an All-State midfielder player from Topeka, plays at Topeka Seaman High School for Coach Louis DiLeonardo. Sipp made an impact immediately at Topeka Seaman as a freshman in 2008 receiving All-League and First Team All Central Region. Sipp was named Top Newcomer and Offensive Player of the Year. As a sophomore Sipp repeated All-Region Honors. As a junior in 2010, Sipp received 1st Team All-City, 1st Team All League, and 1st Team All Central Region, and 1st Team All-State. Brooklyn Sipp has played club soccer in the Comets, KCFC, and KC United clubs for Gino Schiraldi, Huw Williams, Rich Wolf, and Tait Einerson, winning the Kansas State Cup Championship in 2009. Also a member of the Kansas ODP team, Sipp attended ODP Region II Camp 2004-2008. Also outstanding in the classroom, Brooklyn Sipp is a member of the Honor Roll and National Junior Honor Society. Brooklyn Sipp is the daughter of Tom and Paige Sipp. She has one younger brother, Brogan, and an older sister, Brittany, who is attends South Dakota State University.”
Kelsey Clubine, who played with the U18 Kansas City United Metros, will be attending Fort Hays State. Coach Shaw had the following to say about Kelsey:
“Kelsey is a current senior at Liberty High School. A 5-3 forward, Clubine plays on the Liberty High School team which won the 2010 Class 3 Missouri State Championship. They went 22-3 on the season and Kelsey scored 10 goals and 5 assists with 3 of her goals coming in the state series.”
“Kelsey has a turn of speed that will cause defenders problems at either outside forward or outside mid,” said Coach Shaw. “I coached her about three years ago at a camp and her bubbly personality was infectious and I am glad she is a part of this program. Her desire and work rate will help her grow as a college soccer player and I expect exciting things from her during her four years here.”
Madison Knight, who played with the U18 Kansas City United Metros and the Liberty High School Missouri State High School Champions, wanted to stay close to home and has signed her letter of intent to play for Maple Woods Junior College.
More signings will be coming in the next month.