After announcing the commitments of six recruits for the 2013 season in February, Bemidji State University head soccer coach Jim Stone completed his next class by adding one more player Monday. Kortney Kenville (Lino Lakes, Minn.) signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer for the Beavers beginning next season.
Kenville joins fellow 2013 commits Bayley Ertl (North Branch, Minn.), Kayla Manske (Delano, Minn.), Grace Ogden (Eagle River, Alaska), Anna Sivanich (Maple Grove, Minn.), Christine Szurek (Andover, Minn.), and Sarah Stram (Elk Grove Village, Ill.).
All signees are contingent upon admission to Bemidji State and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
The Beavers plan to return 10 of their 11 primary starters in the fall after losing just one senior, defender Mallory Lowe (Lino Lakes, Minn.), to graduation. Forward Mary O’Brien (Maplewood, Minn.) leads all returning players with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists while Jessie Voeller (White Bear Lake, Minn.) registered four goals and five assists in a 2012 campaign in which BSU finished with a 10-7-2 record with an 8-5-2 conference ledger. Bemidji State returns all 25 of its goals and 30 assists from a year ago.
Kortney Kenville (D, 5-5; Lino Lakes, Minn. / Centennial High / Minnesota Thunder Academy)
Kenville was a two-time letterwinner for Centennial High School who also played for the Minnesota Thunder Academy club squad…She earned All-Northwest Suburban conference honors in her senior season for the Cougars after helping lead her team to an appearance in the state tournament…In her junior season, she was an all-conference honorable mention honoree for a Centennial team that placed third in the state tournament.
Personal: Kortney Marie Kenville…Born May 7, 1995 in Grand Forks, N.D….Was an academic letterwinner in all four years of high school…Undecided on a field of study at BSU.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).