- Glasgow signs three recruits for 2014 February 12, 2014
MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer coach Clay Glasgow hasn’t even been at the university for a month, but he’s already hot on the recruiting trail for the upcoming season. This week, Glasgow announced the first three women’s soccer recruits for the 2014 season.
Brittany Ochs, Brooklynn Oehlerking and Megan Peltier all join the Tiger soccer program as freshmen in August. Ochs comes to DWU from Colorado and Peltier and Oehlerking are both from South Dakota.
Ochs is a 5-foot-5 outside midfielder from Keenesburg, Colo. She is a two-time letter winner at Weld Central High School, and was part of a team that went undefeated and won the league title. She also played for the Platte Valley Club team in 2013.
Ochs also lettered four times in cross country, three times in basketball and once in track, and earned all-league honorable mention honors in cross country. She also earned academic excellence awards as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Ochs plans on majoring in athletic training. She said she wants to come to Dakota Wesleyan because “the moment I stepped on campus for the first time, I felt like I was at home. Everyone was so welcoming.”
“Brittany has a great work ethic and seems very dedicated to improving as a player,” Tiger assistant coach Kasha Roberts said. “She will be a great asset to our program, and I’m excited to have her on board with us. I can’t wait to see her grow as a player during her college career at DWU.”
Oehlerking is a Harrisburg, S.D., native who earned five varsity letters at Harrisburg High School. The 5-2 midfielder/forward was part of the 2012 state championship team and earned second team all-state honors and was named to the Elite 11 that same year. She also earned honorable mention all-state in 2011. Oehlerking is a four-year member of the honor roll, and an academic all-state selection in 2013. She also played club soccer for the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club Black team. Oehlerking chose DWU because of the “amazing atmosphere, the chance to play soccer, the family feel and the Christian-oriented education.”
“Brooklynn will definitely bring some versatility to the team,” Glasgow said. “She could play in the goal and she is technical enough to play on the field. She will do great things for us and for the school. I’m excited that she chose Dakota Wesleyan to further her education.”
Peltier is a 5-4 defender from Sioux Falls, S.D. She earned one varsity letter at Brandon Valley High School and earned Class AA All-State Honorable Mention honors as a senior. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and also played soccer for the DASC-Rhythm and U16 White-DASC teams. Megan chose DWU because of “the small campus” and its proximity to her hometown of Sioux Falls.
“I’m excited for Megan to join our program,” Glasgow said. “She will definitely fit right into the culture that we’re trying to establish with our team going forward. She possesses a very high level of determination and her speed will surely be an asset for us.”
Dakota Wesleyan finished the 2013 season 4-12-2 overall and 1-8-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Tigers lose four seniors to graduation in May, but return All-GPAC honorable mention selection Thara Ali Said.