Women's Soccer
Women's Soccer Adds Three

Kelly Wepking, Chelsey Turner and Danielle Martens

Kelly Wepking, Chelsey Turner and Danielle Martens

Feb. 18, 2008

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's soccer team has added three student-athletes to its roster for the 2008 spring season announced head coach Markus Roeders. Incoming freshman Danielle Martens, along with University of Minnesota transfers Chelsey Turner and Kelly Wepking, have begun classes and will commence training during the spring season.

All three are decorated high school and youth players as each one earned All-America status. Wepking and Turner come to Marquette with two years of collegiate soccer experience under their belts.

"We are extremely excited that Kelly, Danielle and Chelsey are part of Marquette and our program," said Roeders. "In a short period of time, all three have made the transition into our team and we are thrilled to have them part of our 'family'. They bring talent and experience to our team and we know that they will have a positive impact as we move forward. Kelly's and Chelsey's collegiate experience will prove invaluable throughout the spring and the years to come. All three have played at the highest level with their club, high school and within the Region II Olympic Development Program, and are eager to play and win. They have different talents and excel in different areas of the field, yet are driven individuals who love to play, train and want to improve with their soccer."

Danielle Martens
Forward
Lee's Summit, Mo. (St. Teresa's Academy/Lee's Summit West)
Club Team: KC Metro Dynamos (Club Coach: Derek Shoare)

Awards
2006 NSCAA/Adidas High School All-America Team selection
2006 Missouri High School Player of the Year
2006 Western Missouri Region Player of the Year
2005-07 Missouri All-State selection
2005-07 All-Western Region
2005 Kansas City Star All-Metro Team Honorable Mention
2006 Kansas City Star All-Metro Team Player of the Year

 

 

Olympic Development Experience
Region II ODP Regional Team Member 2005 - current
FL Interregional: Nov. 2005 and 2006
National Camp (Texas): 2006
National Developmental Camp (California): Jan. 2008

KC Metro Dynamos
2006 Kansas State Champions

St. Teresa's Academy
Two-time Missouri State Champion: 2005-06
High school leading goal scorer: 2005-07
Played with current Golden Eagle Katie Kelly

Martens on coming to Marquette:
I choose Marquette because when I walked on campus, it felt like home. Marquette was the place I could see myself for the next four years. The coaches drew me in because they made me feel like family. Out of all the schools I considered, Markus, Franky, and Dano recruited me the hardest and showed me how dedicated they were to help me accomplish my goals and dreams as a soccer player and as a person. The soccer program reveals a sense of unity and determination. We all come from different backgrounds, but all share the same passion for soccer which brings us together as one big happy family.

Chelsey Turner
Sophomore (Minnesota) Goalkeeper Rochester, Minn. (Lourdes) Club Team: Tsunami Sota (Danny Storlein)

At Minnesota
2007
Played in 13 games, started in 12.
Registered a 5-6-1 overall record for the season and notched four shutouts.
Totaled 1148:09 minutes in net for the Golden Gophers while making 54 saves.
Allowed 16 goals for 1.25 goals against average.

2006
Started in seven games and earned a 2-5 record for the season.
Registered two shutouts vs Army (1-0) and Dartmouth (1-0).
Totaled 41 saves for the season.

Awards
2006 Top 75 Recruit in the Nation by Soccer Buzz
2004 NSCAA/Adidas High School All-American
First goalkeeper in Minnesota State High School history to earn the "Miss Soccer" Award

Olympic Development Experience
2004-06 Region II Team Member
2005 Region II Finalists

Tsunami Sota
Two-time Minnesota State Champion: 2004-05
2005 Region II Finalists

High School
Two-time All-State selection
Three-time All-Conference selection
2006 Conference MVP
2005 Minnesota State All-Tournament Team

Academic Honors
National Honor Society

Turner on transferring to Marquette:
"I chose Marquette to become part of the family. Marquette truly envisions the true sense of the word 'family' in all aspects of the word: athletically, academically, and socially. I know Marquette will be a great fit for me to finish out my collegiate soccer career."

Kelly Wepking
Sophomore (Minnesota) Midfielder Pleasant Prairie, Wis. (Kenosha Tremper) Club Team: FC Milwaukee (Pete Knezic, Tony Wright)

At Minnesota
2007
Played in 18 games, started in 16.
Totaled five points on two goals and one assist. Both goals were game winners in Big Ten play.
Took 13 shots, seven on goal.

2006
Started the first nine matches of the season before being sidelined with a season-ending injury.

Awards
2006 Top 75 Recruit in the Nation by Soccer Buzz
2005 NSCAA/Adidas Youth All-America Selection
2005 TopDrawer Soccer Player to Watch List
2005 Studentsports.com Player to Watch List

Olympic Development Experience
ODP Region II Team Member: 2001-06
Three-time national ODP camp participant
ODP European trip participant in 2005 and 2006

FC Milwaukee
Six time member of USYSA State Cup Champions - FC Milwaukee
2004 USYSA National Champion Member - Eclipse Select, Ill.

High School
2005 Wisconsin Gatorade State Player of the Year
Three-time All-Area and All-State selection: 2004-06
Three Time Conference MVP
All Conference Selection all four years
Played with current Golden Eagle Kristi Laurenzi

Academic Honors
High School Graduating Class' Salutatorian
National Honor Society

Wepking on transferring to Marquette:
"I decided to come to Marquette to become a part of the MU soccer family and be a part of a lasting tradition of excellence, especially with such experienced and qualified coaches. Being a part of a team that plays a possession-style and skill-oriented system that has also been very successful in the BIG EAST Conference was a key point for me. MU is also a fantastic school that gives a much more personal education while located close to my home in Kenosha. Ultimately, I wanted to be a part of a competitive program that has great national potential for the post-season and be successful in the NCAA tournament."

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