Addison Steiner, a Class of 2013 forward from Prairie Village, Kan., has verbally committed to Northwestern, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.
Steiner is a top offensive threat for KCFC and scored six goals in the team’s first four ECNL matches this season. She also attended the ECNL id2 camp in Florida, and the US Soccer Federation training camp in Kansas City.
At Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village, Kan.), she was named team MVP after leading the squad in scoring her freshman season. As a sophomore, she earned first team all-state honors for Kansas 6A.
Steiner is the first confirmed commit to Northwestern for the Class of 2013.
Other Schools Considered: Nebraska, Texas A&M, Memphis, Minnesota.
Why Northwestern?: "I chose Northwestern because they have great academics, an amazing campus, and I knew that I was getting recruited to play soon."
What did you learn about the recruiting process?: "I learned that this process could either be fast or slow, depending on what the coaches wanted. Some schools were looking for me to commit early, but others gave me a lot of time to make my decision. I also got a taste of what college sports and academics would be like together. What surprised me the most was how much certain schools actually wanted me. I was really surprised to hear that I was Northwestern's top recruit in my class."