Women's Soccer 2014 Recruiting Class: Part Three
A trio of club teammates continue their soccer careers at LMU this fall.
April 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The unveiling of the 2014 LMU women's soccer recruiting class continues with three players from the De Anza Force 95G soccer team based in Northern California - Madison Medved, Brett Cook and Emma Tyrnauer. Medved and Cook are also high school teammates at Los Gatos High School and will be joining fellow De Anza Force, Los Gatos graduate and current Lion, Brianne Medved on the Lion squad.
"Anytime you have players that have played together and have developed a strong relationship both on and off the field, I think that is an advantage to them making the transition to the next level," said LMU Head Coach Michelle Myers. "Madison and Emma play side-by-side in the midfield together while Brett works the flanks either as a forward or outside back. All of them come in with a very solid understanding of the game and are comfortable on the ball."
Marking the second year in a row that the Lions will have a set of sisters on the squad, Madison Medved joins older sister Brianne after finishing up a prep career at Los Gatos High School. The attacking midfielder was her squad's top goal scorer in 2012-13 while also leading the team in assists in 2011-12 and 2012-13. She helped lead LGHS to a pair of De Anza League titles and three Central Coast Section appearances, including a recent championship in 2014.
"Madison is a strong left footed technical player with the ability to find those dangerous final passes in the offensive third of the field," Myers said. "She is an attacking midfielder that creates opportunities for others and is also a scoring threat herself."
Medved also plays for the De Anza Force '95 club which was a 2013 Surf Cup finalist and won the U17 ECNL Northwest Conference title.
Cook, a forward, hails from Los Gatos High School where she was a four-year varsity letter winner competing in the De Anza League. She helped lead the squad to a third place finish Central Coast Section Championships in 2011 and the CCS title in 2014. Cook provided the assist for the game winning goal in the championship game.
"Brett can play as a winger or outside back," said Myers. "She is athletic and not afraid to get into a tackle. Look for Brett to be sending dangerous crosses into the box both with her feet and her dangerous flip throw-in."
A Region IV ODP member in 2010, Cook also competes for the De Anza Force '95 that placed second at the 2013 Surf Cup.
Tyrnauer hails from Homestead High School where she was a two-time first team All-De Anza League selection. The midfielder led her prep squad with eight goals in 2013-14 on her way to being named the league's offensive MVP.
"Emma is a holding midfielder with the ability to cover a lot of ground," said Myers. "She is good on the ball and makes smart decisions. She is the type of player that is simple and effective and will be important in helping us maintain possession."
Tyrnauer's club team, De Anza Force, won the Northwest Conference of the ECNL in 2013. She has also been involved in the state, regional and national levels of the Olympic Development Program since 2008.
Check back to LMULions.com for the conclusion of our feature series on the women's soccer recruiting class of 2014.