University of Colorado soccer head coach Danny Sanchez announced the addition of Isobel Dalton and Hannah Scheid, players with international soccer experience, to the program's 2016 recruiting class on Tuesday.
Dalton (Caloundra, Queensland, Australia) and Scheid (Waldsolms, Germany) join five student-athletes who signed in February, bringing the incoming recruiting class to seven.
Dalton, a 5-foot-6 midfielder, is a transfer from Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, where she led the team to the NAIA national finals last season. As a freshman, she scored seven goals and had two assists in seven starts.
She also has extensive international experience, playing for the Australian U-15, U-16 and U-17 national team. In 2013, she helped Australia win a World Cup pre-qualifier in Manila, Philippines.
Scheid, a 5-foot-7 outside midfielder/defender, joins the Buffaloes after playing in Germany for two years. She has played as an amateur in the second division of the Bundesliga, where she started all 20 matches and was team captain for Hessen Wetzlar in 2015-16. Scheid led Hessen Wetzlar to the Regionaligga title and promotion to Bundesliga 2 and Hesse Cup championship after the 2014-15 season.
"They both have good international experience, and they also have university and other experiences as well," Sanchez said. "I think they bring a lot to the table. They're fantastic young ladies and very good students. And they have versatility. They can both play in the back and can both play in the midfield, where we need some more depth and competition. I think they'll have a chance to make an impact, both short-term and long-term."
Colorado is coming off a 7-10-3 season and will open the 2016 season on Aug. 19.