Padgett adds to soccer recruiting class

Freedom New Mexico

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Todd Padgett has added all-state forward Alysia Carrasco of La Cueva to a large recruiting class.

Carrasco was La Cueva’s leading scorer in her senior season.

“Alysia is very gifted technically and, because of her individual

attributes, will fit into the way we like to play very nicely,” said Padgett. “She finds space and angles very well allowing her to be used as a target forward but also likes to attack defenders in a one-on-one situation giving her the ability to score goals when coupled with her positioning off the ball.”

Padgett has signed 12 players for the fall.

The Zias finished 5-13 in 2010.

Padgett is in his first year as Zias’ coach. He placed Travis McCorkle.