NSU Soccer Team Sees Five Turn in Paperwork to Be Wolves Next Season

ABERDEEN, SD (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State University head soccer coach Bob Casper announced the additions of his first signing class Wednesday. Angelica Bochus (Richmond, Texas), Alexis Phillips (Albertville, Minn.), Rylie Reading (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Sera Speltz (Winona, Minn.), and MacKenzie Turner (Belgrade, Mont.) will join the Northern State roster in the fall of 2022.

“We’re very excited to announce the addition of five new Wolves soccer players for fall 2022,” explained Casper. “This group is one that will help add players across the field. They bring a great deal of experience as well. Whether that is playing in the Elite Clubs National League, competing for Club State Championships, or playing in State Tournaments with their respective High School programs.”

“Each player has also either been voted to an All-State or All-Area team, which shows just how high of a level the play at. We have some big shoes to fill with our departing senior class and their contributions over their time. However, with a solid returning core, this 2022 incoming class will join a great team environment. One in which they can grow to help us move forward.”

Angelica Bochus is a 5-foot-4, forward out of Foster High School in Richmond, TX. She is a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Falcons. Bochus is a 3-time academic all-district honoree, 2-time all-district selection, 2-time all-state pick, the District 24-5A Offensive MVP, All-Area Soccer Team Offensive Player of the Year, and a member of the All-Greater Houston second team. In addition, Bochus is a member of the Albion Hurricanes FC, where she was the team’s top goal scorer for three seasons. She is the daughter of Tom and Dorota Bochus.

Alexis Phillips is a 5-foot-5, midfielder/forward out of St. Michael-Albertville High School in Albertville, MN. She is a 3-year starter and senior team captain for the Knights. As a freshman, Phillips tallied seven goals in just ten games played. She is a 2-time all-state honorable mention selection. In addition, she is a member of the Tonka Fusion Elite soccer program. Phillips was the team’s leading scorer in 2019-20 and tallied the most assists in 2020-21. She is the daughter of Marcia and Dexter Phillips.

Rylie Reading is a 5-foot-11, defender out of Air Academy High School in CO Springs, CO. She is a 3-year starter for the Kadets under the direction of head coach Espen Hosoien. Reading was named to the 2021 Academic All-State first team and the Air Academy reached the state playoffs in both 2019 and 2021. In addition, Reading is a member of the Pride SC ECNL program. She is the daughter of Heather and Gary Reading.

Sera Speltz is a 5-foot-6, midfielder/forward out of Cotter High School in Winona, MN. She is a 5-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Ramblers. As a prep, Speltz recorded 190 points, including 57 goals and 76 assists. She is a 4-time all-conference performer, 2-time all-state selection, all-area first team member, and the Rochester Post Bulletin and Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year. In addition, Speltz is a member of the Southern Minnesota Select soccer program. She is the daughter of Eric and Cassandra Speltz.

MacKenzie Turner is a 5-foot-8, goalkeeper out of Belgrade High School in Belgrade, MT. She is a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Panthers. In 2019-20, Turner recorded 164 saves with an 86.7 save percentage, breaking the state record for saves in a season. She is a 4-time academic all-state honoree and first team all-conference selection. In addition, Turner is a member of the Bozeman Blitzz/Montana Surf soccer program. She is the daughter of Lynn and Gary Turner.