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Women's Soccer Inks Three Top Recruits

Feb. 5, 2003

LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's soccer coach Dan Abdalla has announced the signing of three top recruits who will join the Rebels for the upcoming 2003 season.

Allison Shane, a 5-foot-5 center midfielder / striker out of Rancho Alamitos High School, was the first to sign her National Letter of Intent with the Rebels. A native of Lake Forest, Calif., Shane is a member of the Southern Cal Blues Soccer Club, which finished second at the 2001 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. She was also a member of the Southern Cal Olympic Development Team from 1997-1999.

"Allison is a versatile and gritty player who will bring a spark every time she steps on the field," Abdalla said. "Outside of her talent on the field, she will bring strong leadership and confidence to the team."

Tanya Roberts, a 5-foot-10 striker / midfielder out of Washington High School in Fremont, Calif., competes for the Tri-Valley Mustangs Soccer Club in Northern California. She is a member of the Cal-North State Olympic Development Team and looks to major in kinesiology at UNLV.

"Tanya has great size and athleticism and can play up top or in the defensive mid," Abdalla said. "She brings a great competitve mentality and aggressive nature getting forward."

Kim Chock, a 5-foot-6 local product out of Green Valley High School, rounds out the list of top signees for the Rebels. Chock currently plays for the Las Vegas Premier Soccer Club. She is also a member of the Nevada State Olympic Development Team.

"Kim is a natural left foot with the speed and eye to get forward," Abdalla said. "She loves to get involved in the attack, but also has a tenacity that could prove valuable defensively."

UPCOMING REBEL CLINICS: The UNLV women's soccer program will host its fifth annual Girls Spring Soccer Clinics on Feb. 28-March 2 and April 11-13. For more information, log on to



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