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21 fresh faces for the ULM women's soccer team

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Jennifer Pillon moved all the way from Long Beach California to become a member of the ULM soccer team.

But its not everyday you're one of twenty one in a single freshman recruiting class.

"You come in and its actually a really good feeling to have 20 other friends and 20 other girls who are going through the same thing as you" say Pillon.

This year the ULM women's soccer team has a 28 player roster consisting of one senior, one junior, five sophomores, and 21 fresh faces.

This is the largest group of incoming recruits the soccer team has ever seen since the program began at ULM in 1999.

The news of being one of twenty one surprised Pillon.

" I definitely wasn't expecting to come in with 21 other players " says Pillon.

With twenty one players coming from all over from California to New York Coach Roberto Mazza says its not about the number he brought in its about the skills they bring to his program.

"Why not? We are looking to re build this year and bringing in a lot of freshman really creates a competitive environment and that's really what this program needed" says Mazza.

Mazza hopes all of his hard recruiting work will be reflected at the end of the year in the w column.

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