Griebel Joins 2006 Recruiting Class

Griebel Joins 2006 Recruiting Class

March 9, 2006


Head coach Tricia Taliaferro has announced the signing of Danielle Griebel (<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Arlington Heights, Ill.) to a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Miami beginning this fall.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


A 5-8 defender, Griebel earned three varsity letters at Saint Viator High School while leading Saint Viator to state championships in 2003 and 2005. While at Saint Viator she earned Chicago Tribune All-Area Second Team and Daily Herald All-Area honors in 2005 and Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention honors in 2003 and 2004.


On the club level, she has spent the past six seasons with Eclipse Select helping the Eclipse to back-to-back National Championships in 2004 and 2005.


“Danielle is a physical and athletic presence who will be a player we can count on to make an immediate impact,” said Taliaferro. “One of her best qualities is her championship mentality. She has been extremely successful at both the club and high school level and we look forward to what she is going to add to this program.”


Griebel becomes the fourth signee in the 2006 class, joining midfielder Courtney Alexander (Madison, Miss.), forward Tiffany Solorio (Sacramento, Calif.) and midfielder Jessica Wyble (Potomac, Md.), who all signed with the Hurricanes earlier this year.


2006 Signees


Courtney Alexander



Madison, Miss. (Madison Central)

Club: MS United 88


·         Four-year letterwinner at MadisonCentralHigh School

·         Voted the MHSAA “Best Midfielder” in 2004-05

·         2004-05 MHSAA First Team All-State selection

·         2005 Clarion Ledger All-State selection

·         Led MCHS to the a state title in 2004-05 and No. 6 national ranking

·         Led MCHS to an overall record of 23-1 in 2004-05 and a 17-2-2 record in 2005-06

·         Member of the Mississippi ODP team from 2000-05

·         Played under David Johnson for MS United club team from 1998-06


Danielle Griebel



Arlington Heights, Ill. (Saint Viator)

Club: Eclipse Select


·         Three-year letterwinner at Saint Viator

·         2005 Chicago Tribune All-Area Second Team

·         2005 Daily Herald All-Area Team

·         2005 All-Conference

·         2004 Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention

·         2003 Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention

·         Led Saint Viator to state titles in 2003 and 2005


Tiffany Solorio



Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento)

Club: San Juan Soccer Club


Three-year letterwinner at SacrementoHigh School

·         2004 First Team All-Capital Athletic League selection

·         2003 First Team All-Sierra Foothill League selection

·         Member of the 2001 District V1-V13 ODP team

·         Played under Billy Wiskel for the San Juan Soccer Club in 2005

·         Helped lead San Juan to the U.S. Soccer Club Regional Championship title

·         Helped lead the Santa Clara soccer club to the 2004 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship game


Jessica Wyble



Potomac, Md. (Stone Ridge)

Club: Reston Football Club


·         Four-year lettwinner at StoneRidgeHigh School

·         2005 Washington Post Second Team All-Metro selection

·         2005 Gazette Honorable Mention All-Metro selection

·         Helped lead SRHS to the ISL League Championship her freshman season

·         Led SRHS to the ISL Tournament in 2005

·         Member of the Maryland ODP team from 2000-04; team captain two seasons

·         Selected to the Super Y ODP National Team Camp

·         Played under Mike Calabretta for the Reston Football Club

·         Led Reston to the MarylandState Finals in 2001-03 and the VirginiaState Championship in 2004