Baylor soccer added midfielder Emily Bunnell (Cottage Grove, Minnesota) and goalkeeper Jen Wandt (Brookfield, Wisconsin), head coach Paul Jobson announced Thursday.
“We are very happy to bring in Emily and Jen early,” said Jobson. “It would be nice if all of our recruits could have the chance to adjust to college life in the spring, on and off the field, before the intense fall season. It’s a great opportunity for these two and shows their commitment to make an impact on this program by graduating early from high school to come to Baylor this spring.”
Each player graduated high school early to get a head start on preparing for the 2017 fall season.
Profiles for each signee are below.
EMILY BUNNELL | MF | 5-5 | FR | MINNESOTA THUNDER ACADEMY | EAST RIDGE H.S. | COTTAGE GROVE, MN
High School: Three-year letterwinner at East Ridge High School for Coach Mark Abboud … All-conference in 2014-2016 … Team captain in 2015-16 … Minnesota Ms. Soccer finalist in 2016 … All-metro team in 2016 … Selected to all-state team in 2016 … Pioneer Press Player of the Year Finalist in 2016 … Excel Award Finalist in 2016 … Triple Impact Award winner in 2016 … Scored 12 goals and had four assists as senior … Notched three goals and five assists as junior … Posted six goals and six assists as sophomore … Also participated in cross country and track and field as freshman, advancing to state meet in both sports … 2014 academic all-state selection.
Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1998 … Daughter of William and Mary Bunnell … Four-year honor roll student.
JEN WANDT | GK | 5-10 | FR | | FC WISCONSIN ECLIPSE | BROOKFIELD EAST H.S. | BROOKFIELD, WI
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Brookfield East High School for Coach Christian Lauers … 2016 Midwest Player to Watch … 2016 ECNL Training Camp selection … Player Development Program member from 2014-2016 … Played in North American Cup finals in 2014 … Also played basketball under head coach Michael Goodman … Played guard, compiling all-conference accolades all three seasons … Named team captain in 2014-15.
Personal: Born Dec. 2, 1998 … Daughter of Hugo and Debra Wandt … Four-year honor roll student … Spanish Honors Society member … National Honors Society member … Plans to major in engineering.