Soon to be Cougars
"When starting a first-year program, it's all about recruiting," Wade said. "There are many reasons why I feel positive about next year's squad. Most importantly, I have the support of the administration and that of the community. Those are the two main reasons why I chose to coach here."
The rest of Wade's recruits come from throughout the world. Jamilla Henry (midfielder), Umilta Falvius (goalkeeper) and Cindy Edwards (forward) are from the West Indies. Melissa Fajardo (forward) is from Laredo, Texas, Rachel Whelan comes from Indiana, and Titanna Steele (forward) is from Alabama.
Amber Gwinn, an all-conference striker from Minden, Nev,. committed the day of her campus visit.
"This is a great opportunity for me to continue my academic and athletic goals. Susanville is beautiful and the atmosphere coach Wade is going to create will benefit everyone who plays here. I'm real excited and honored to be a part of this program."
Lassen will play at the college and compete in the Golden Valley Conference with Shasta, College of the Redwoods and Butte. Next fall also will mark the debut of Redwoods' program.
Lassen High School girls' head coach Steve Datema will serve as one of Wade's two assistants.