Women's Soccer
Soccer Signs Three for 2008

RENO, Nev. The University of Nevada soccer team has signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and will add three walk-ons, first-year head coach Jaime Frias announced Wednesday. 


Natalie Rantavira (Fallbrook, Calif.), Annabelle Allen (Littleton, Colo.) and Ellie Scott (East Gosford, New South Wales, Australia) all signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Pack starting in the Fall of 2008.  In addition, Katie Catricala (Sacramento, Calif.), Sarah Voss (Sparks, Nev.) and JoAnne Terranova (Reno, Nev.) will join the team as walk-ons. 


“All the credit for this year’s class has to go to the wonderful job the previous coaching staff did in identifying the great talent we are signing today,” Frias said.  “We have a special group of young women joining our Wolf Pack family each with unique talents and personalities.  I can’t wait to see them in a Nevada uniform next fall.”


Natalie Ratnavira:

Ratnavira attended Fallbrook High School in Fallbrook, Calif.  The 5”1’ forward/center midfielder played club for SDDC Pegasus and was named team MVP in 2004.  As a high school freshman, Ratnavira started and helped lead her team to a League Championship and was named to the All-Avocado League second team.  As a sophomore, she helped lead her team to a 10-0 record in league play and was a CIF semifinalist. 


“Natalie is a player who should make an immediate impact on the attacking side of the ball,” Frias said.  “Her excellent mobility off the ball coupled with her speed and quickness is something that will add to our team’s attacking scheme.  She will most likely be a fan favorite when she has the ball at her feet.” 


Annabelle Allen:

Allen attended Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colo., and she played club for Colorado Nike Rush.  Allen attended the same high school as current Nevada defender Erin Smith.   


“Annabelle is a true outside player.  She has the lung capacity to get up and down the line all day and the one-vs.one ability to beat players on the dribble,” Frias said.  “She can serve a great ball from the flank and has the mentality to defend throughout the entire match.” 


Ellie Stott:

Scott, a native of East Gosford, New South Wales, Australia attended Erina High School in Erina, New South Wales.  The central midfielder played club for Central Coast Lightning.  She was also a member of the state Olympic Development Program.     


“Ellie will most likely play on the defensive side of the ball for us.  She’s a technical player who brings a calming factor to the game,” Frias said.  “Ellie’s size and athleticism allow her to be dominant presence in the air.  Our team should benefit greatly from her international experience.”


Katie Catricala:

Catricala, who played club for the San Juan Spirits, attended St. Francis High School in Sacramento, Calif.   


“Katie is another attacking addition to our team.  Technically, Katie is very sharp,” Frias said.  “She’s good at winning balls in the air and should do very well battling for crosses and flighted balls.  We will look for Katie to be dominant on set pieces as well.”


Sarah Voss:

Voss, a forward or outside midfielder, attended Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nev., and lettered four years in soccer.  She also participated in track.   


“Sarah is a player with a lot of upside to her.  She has the mentality and work ethic to make our team better,” Frias said.  “She’ll bring a high level of tenacity to every training session and games.  We will look to play Sarah as an outside midfielder or forward for us next year.”


JoAnne Terranova:

Terranova, a defender or outside midfielder, lettered four years in soccer at McQueen High School in Reno, Nev.  She was also the Northern Nevada weight lifting champion. 


“JoAnne’s ability to play all 90 minutes of a game at a high tempo is a quality that not every player possesses.  She’ll be the type of player you can count on making a penetrating run at the 80th minute,” Frias said.  “She’ll never give up on a ball and will fight tooth and nail to regain possession of the ball when lost.  Her mentality to succeed will be second to none on this team.”