Feb. 11, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - Elizabeth George and Erica Holland have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Stanford women's soccer team for the 2004-05 season.
"This year's recruiting class is an exciting group," head coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "They are quality student-athletes who will make an impact on the future of Stanford women's soccer."
George is a native of Alamo, Calif., and attends Carondelet High School. She has competed for the Carondelet Varsity High School squad and for the Pleasanton Rage '86 club team since 2001 under coach Chris Bock. She was a member of the U-16 and U-17 NSCAA adidas All-America teams and National Teams in 2002 and 2003, and is a current member of the U-17 National Team.
"Lizzy George is a versatile player who can play either midfield or defender." Ratcliffe said. "She is a very intelligent player with great leadership ability."
George is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.
Holland is a goalkeeper for the California Northstars club team under head coach Tony Igwe. Holland, who hails from Lafayette, Calif., and attends College Park High School, has been a member of the Northern California State Team from 1999-2003 and was a 2002 regional pool player.
"Erica Holland is a talented goalkeeper who we discovered at our Stanford Soccer Camp," Racliffe said. "She is an athletic goalkeeper with a great work-ethic."
Holland was also a member of the CIF State Championship cross country team at her high school. She is a three-time honor roll student and was awarded as the 2002-03 Outstanding Junior Girl Undergraduate.