Women's Soccer
    USC Soccer Welcomes One More In 2012 Power Class
    A giant class of talent has come to Troy for 2012 and beyond.
    A giant class of talent has come to Troy for 2012 and beyond.

    Aug. 2, 2012

    USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin has capped off his daunting class of 21 incoming athletes with one last prime talent in midfielder Tamara Mejia. The Texas native comes in to bring extra skill to the Trojan roster for 2012, joining a large group of new Women of Troy as the season kicks off.

    "Tamara provides speed, technical ability and depth at the outside positions for our team," Khosroshahin said of Mejia. "She's been a very successful club player for one of the top clubs in the country, the Dallas Sting."

    In addition to solid club soccer experience, Mejia was a three-sport athlete at All Saints' Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is now one of seven out-of-state student-athletes on the powerful USC roster for 2012.

    "As a whole, this is the largest and most talented group that we have ever brought in at one time," Khosroshahin said of his 21-player 2012 class. "Due to the number of injuries that we've taken on the last two years, and after a tough season last year, we wanted to make sure we have depth at every position. We only had a few players healthy during the spring, so this class gives us the necessary talent and depth that the Trojan family expects to see from our team."

    The 2012 USC women's soccer team reported for duty this week and starts competition on Aug. 11 with an exhibition game at Cal Poly. The Trojans' first home game is set for Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. vs. Saint Mary's.