Women’s Soccer Adds Three to Roster

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Women’s Soccer Adds Three to Roster

Melisa AlexanderNorthwestern Oklahoma State University soccer coach Steve Barrows has announced the signing of three players for the upcoming 2011 soccer season. Melisa Alexander, Denise Rangel and Chelsie Wood have all signed a letter of intent to play for the Rangers in the fall.

Alexander, who recently graduated from Claremore Christian, will join the team as a defender. She plays club soccer for Hurricane 93-Rhein and is going to pursue a degree in business administration.

“Melisa is a strong ball winner with great distribution skills,” remarked Barrows. “Her presence in the back will assist in our loss of a couple of key defenders and her knowledge of going forward will help our possession and scoring.”

Denise RangelA midfielder from Lewisville, Tex., Rangel will be added to the squad after graduating from Lewisville High School.  She plans on becoming a teacher and coach after college. 

“Denise is a very technical player that has the ability to crack a shot with either foot, both near and far,” Barrows said. “Her skill at dribbling and putting the ball at the right place with the proper weight will really increase our desire to play with more possession and scoring effectiveness.”

Wood, who graduated from Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Tex., is a defender and Chelsie Woodmidfielder. She currently plays club soccer for Sting West 93 O’Keefe. Wood is interested in pursuing a degree in nursing or physical therapy.

“Chelsie is a quick, technical defender-midfielder with toughness and ball-winning abilities will impact our squad right away,” said Barrows.