Warrior women’s soccer players Jenn Inions and Klarissa Barajas have made commitments for next year. Inions will head south to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona and Barajas will stay in the Northwest at Corban University.
Both players were part of the 2017 East Region Champion team and also the 2018 team that finished tied for second in the East. WWCC went 8-3-3 in the region and 12-5-3 overall. They defeated Lane in the NWAC 1st round this past season, before losing in the Quarterfinals to Highline, 3-1.
Inions was named an East Region All-Star from her midfield position, while Barajas was also named an East Region All-Star as a forward.
Barajas led the Warriors with eight goals on the season, while Inions had three goals and one assist.
Below is the right-up on Inions from ERAU.
Another terrific group of student-athletes will be calling Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) their home next fall, as the Eagles women’s soccer coaching staff has announced the addition of 11 players in the 2019 recruiting class.
ERAU’s 2019 incoming class of is comprised of student-athletes from six different states, including 5 who hail from here in Arizona. Those in state players include, Aryanna Sanchez, Haley Matthews, Kirsten Strauss, Lauren Foster, and Zalma Batrez. Making the move to Arizona from out of state will be Isabel Ericksonfrom Utah, Jenn Inions from Washington, Katy Hyde from Texas, Kylee Bennett from Idaho, and Lindsay Harnish & Paige Thompson both from California. With players joining in each line on the field, the new additions will be looking to help the 2018 Cal Pac Champions pursue another championship this fall.
“We are so excited to have these women join the Embry-Riddle soccer family,” said head coach Todd Poitras. “They represent exactly what we feel is special about our program. They are outstanding students, tremendous soccer players, and even better people.”
Poitras added, “We’ve covered a number of needs that we have within our program as well, especially given we lost seven really good student-athletes who had extraordinary careers here as Eagles. We expect this incoming group to challenge and push our solid group of returners when they arrive in August, and to help provide crucial depth in our program. We’re delighted to have them joining us, and feel like they are going to represent ERAU women’s soccer with a lot of passion and integrity.”
Jenn Inions | Midfielder | Prosser, Washington | Walla Walla Community College
Coach’s Comments on Jenn:
“It’s not very often we are able to add a transfer, but we sure are happy to bring Jenn on board. After competing for two seasons at Walla Walla, she is ready to bring that experience to Embry-Riddle. Jenn plays in the central midfield, and has the ability to see the entire field, and quickly distribute the ball. She is confident in possession, and can bolster the attack as well. We’ve had nothing but success with our players who come down from the Pacific Northwest, and we think Jenn will easily carry on that tradition.”