Women's Soccer Announces 2013 Newcomers
WILMORE, Ky. – Head Coach Brooke Lincoln won’t be the only fresh face on the sidelines when the Eagles take to the field in a few weeks. The Eagles bring in 10 newcomers—eight freshmen and two transfers— with an array of talent and abilities to a team that went just 5-12-1 a year ago.
Lincoln welcomes in eight freshmen and two transfers. Three local products join the Eagles’ ranks from West Jessamine High School—Toria Howard, Maddye Hahn, and transfer Teryn Wright who spent a year at Murray State after graduating high school. The newcomers also include four other Kentucky products, one each from Florida, Tennessee, and Ohio.
“I am excited about the incoming class. I think we are adding a good balance of local players and players coming in from outside the state,” Lincoln said. “As a new coach, all 34 players are new to me and will come in on the same level and have to fight for a position on the first team and playing time.”
“They all seem excited to be a part of where the program is headed and understand there will be a lot of hard work and sacrifice involved,” the first year head coach added.
The preseason is right around the corner for the Eagles' as August 6th-- the day players report-- quickly approaches. Until then, all 34 players wait in anticipation.
Here’s a look at each of the incoming players:
Riverview, Fla. | Riverview High School
Accolades: Played three years on varsity for the Tigers…received best attitude and most committed player for the 2011 soccer season…Played for Houston Dynamo travel team during the 2012-13 season…graduated with honors and received special recognition for logging 500+ hours community.
Bardstown, Ky. | Bardstown High School
Accolades: Played four seasons on varsity under coach Martin Bodkin for the Tigers of Bardstown…named to the 2011 and 2012 all district teams… was part of the 2011 district champs and the 2012 team which finished 2nd in the 5th…Bardstown High valedictorian
Columbus, Ohio | Hilliard Darby High School
Accolades: Played two years on varsity at Hilliard Darby under Coach Sarah Weichman… Played summer soccer on the Ohio Blast for three years… graduated a year early from high school with honors…cousin Chelsie Waldron also plays for the Eagles.
Nicholasville, Ky. | Murray State University
Accolades: Four year varsity starter for the West Jessamine Colts under coach Kevin Wright…three-time All-State selection…garnered First team all-region honors for three season…team captain for two years…fourth all-time in assists for the state of Kentucky…Played for Lexington F.C. and Mockingbird of Lexington.
Nicholasville, Ky. | West Jessamine High School
Accolades: Four-year varsity player at West Jessamine…All-district and All-region for junior and senior season…All-state senior season… team assist leader during senior season…Played for both United F.C. and Lexington F.C...Played on the 2009 State Cup winning team… Four year all-state academic honors.
Wilmore, Ky. | West Jessamine High School
Accolades: Played four years on varsity under head coach Kevin Wright…Two-time all-district and all-region player…garnered all-state honors as a senior…team captain…named to the Kentucky All-Academic team…played club ball for Lexington F.C and 1996 United F.C….student athlete representative on the Jessamine County Board of Athletics.
Versailles, Ky. | Woodford County High School
Accolades: Played four years on Varsity for the Yellow Jackets at Woodford County…Scored the most goals on the teams as a freshman…All-13th regional tournament team for two years…Second team all-region player as a junior…All-Tournament team selection for 25th District as a junior…Part of FCA, FFA, and the FCCLA…Played club for Bluegrass Soccer Club—winning the state championship in 2009.
Lexington, Ky. | Lexington Christian Academy
Accolades: Played four years on Varsity for coach Steve Fugmann…played on the 2010 State Championship squad…named her team’s most outstanding offensive player as a junior…also ran track throughout high school, finishing fourth in the state in the 4x100 relay…member of the National Honors Society and the Beta Club.
Lexington, Ky. | Lexington Christian Academy
Accolades: Played four years on Varsity for the Eagles…teammate with other incoming freshman Rachel Bertrand…captain of the Eagles team for senior season…Part of both the National Honors Society and the Beta Club…played club for Commonwealth Soccer Club City out of Lexington.
Piney Flats, TN | Sullivan East High School
Accolades: Played four years on Varisty for the Vikings under coach Kevin Mooney...received the sportmanship award as a sophomore...and the teammate award as a senior...played club for Tri-Cities FC Dallas out of Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City, TN...team place second in TN...member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and a valedictorian for her high school.