Red Raider Soccer Signs Goalkeeper Marissa Torres|
The Red Raider soccer team announced the addition of Tascosa goalkeeper Marissa Torres.
Feb. 19, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech soccer program announced today the signing of Amarillo, Texas native Marissa Torres to a national letter of intent.
Torres, a four-year starting goalkeeper at Tascosa High School, adds to the 2014 Red Raider signing class which now features a total of eight student-athletes joining a program fresh off its second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
"She is a great late addition," Texas Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "We saw her at a high school tournament here in town, and jumped at the chance to bring her onto campus. She has terrific upside, and we are thrilled to be able add such a quality goalkeeper at this late stage of the game - and of course West Texas fans love when we get one of their own."
Torres tallied 240 saves and won three shootouts at Tascosa High School in 2013. The standout goalkeeper has already recorded 169 saves through the first half of her senior campaign while winning two shootouts and recording a penalty kick save.
The 2013 All-District selection has also played for the High Plains Drifters and Amarillo Lightning club teams.
Torres helped Tascosa to a Bi-District Championship after an undefeated run through district play in 2013. Her cousin, Eric Eaton, lettered for the Texas Tech football team from 1989-90.Texas Tech finished the 2013 season with a school record 18 victories and a school record 10-1 record at the John Walker Soccer Complex. The Red Raiders also tied a Big 12 record with just nine goals allowed in 23 matches to finished third in the NCAA with a .379 goals-against average.