Texas soccer coach Angela Kelly leads her team through warmups before taking on Rice on Aug. 18, 2017. Texas defeated the Owls 2-1. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Soccer

Texas adds two local recruits to soccer team’s roster

Posted January 17th, 2018

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Lake Travis’ Carlee Allen (top) is defended by Cedar Ridge’s Cameron Brooks on March 24, 2016. Allen and Brooks have both joined UT’s soccer team. JOHN GUTIERREZ/LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

Two years ago, Cameron Brooks helped end Carlee Allen’s soccer season. In the future, both players will attempt to extend UT’s postseason runs.

On Wednesday, Texas announced the signings of Brooks and Allen. Brooks is a defender from Cedar Ridge High, while Allen is a Lake Travis-raised midfielder. In 2016, Brooks and Cedar Ridge recorded a 3-0 win over Lake Travis in the Class 6A playoffs.

Allen and Brooks are joining the Longhorns as mid-term enrollees.

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“There is a ton of excitement around our Texas soccer program leading into this spring season,” Texas coach Angela Kelly said in a statement. “The addition of Carlee Allen and Cameron Brooks just adds to the excitement. Both young ladies come into our program with wonderful soccer foundations as products of the prestigious Lonestar Soccer Club here in Austin.

“Carlee has a tremendous engine and is a workhorse in the midfield. We love, as a staff, that she battles all over the pitch and always wants the ball. Cameron has the versatility to play any position across the back line. She reads the game well, is great in the air and loves to get forward. The eagerness they both share to be the best and win is what excites us the most.”

Brooks or Allen were both members of the Lonestar Soccer Club.  Allen played for Lake Travis’ soccer team in 2015 and 2016. Brooks spent three years with Cedar Ridge’s program, and she was once a teammate of current UT midfielder Emily Strouphauer.

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