February 8, 1999
NORMAN, Okla. - New University of Oklahoma head soccer coach Randy Evans announced the signing of four high school seniors to national letters of intent today. Joining the Sooner squad next year will be Brittany Davis, Jennifer Enos, Jamie Farmer and Emily Land.
Evans, hired Jan. 12 after serving six years as an assistant at Vanderbilt, said, "I am very excited to have received national letters of intent from four of our top recruits. These signings should insure a stronger defensive presence for next year's team. This class is expected to make an immediate impact."
A Norman High School product, Davis won all-district and all-conference honors last year as a defender. She started for the 1996 and 1997 5A state champions and has also been a member of the Oklahoma Olympic Development Program since 1996. She is also a member of the Norman Fury '80 club team.
"Brittany's size (5-10) and speed make her versatile enough to play any of the defensive or midfield positions," said Evans.
Enos is a 5-8 defender from Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. She earned two state championships (1993-94) and three runner-up finishes (1994-96) as a member of the Texas Image '81 club team.
"Jennifer will also add to the team's physical presence. She possesses strong technical ability and should compete well at the center midfield position," said Evans.
Farmer, from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, is a 5-5 defender who competed for the Sting '81 club team that won the 1996 Region III championship. She was a first-team all-city and all-district selection last year for Lake Highlands. Evans said she has the size and strength to compete right away at one of the marking back positions.
Another Dallas product, Land, 5-4, attends Ursuline Academy and is Farmer's teammate on the Sting '81 club squad. She was a first-team All-State selection at Ursuline in 1996 and earned two state championships (1995-96) with the Sting.
"Emily has the composure and skill to play many places on the field," commented Evans. "Most of her experience is at the sweeper position."
The Sooners' recruiting class is ranked fifth-best in the Central Region by Soccer Buzz magazine.
Said Evans, "I would like to thank and give credit to former head coach Bettina Fletcher and her assistants Shaun Edgar and Randall Robison for their hard work in recruiting such a talented group of incoming freshmen."
Oklahoma compiled its best-ever record last year, finishing 8-9 overall and 2-7 in the Big 12.