Women's Soccer

 

Coach Pepe Fernandez announces eight commitments to the women’s soccer program

Coming off a 13-2-3 overall record, and a 10-1-1 conference record the Lady Scots soccer program claimed the USA South Athletic Conference Regular Season title in just their 2nd year in the conference this past fall.  After graduating six seniors Coach Fernandez hit the recruiting trail hard to get ready for the start of his twenty fourth season at the helm of the women's program. Fernandez, who has compiled a 286-117-25 overall record, has announced eight commitments to join the program in the fall.

The new commitments to the Lady Scots include:

Rachel Taylor (Palm Harbor, Florida/Palm Harbor University HS) Rachel was a standout goalkeeper for the Hurricanes under the direction of Head Coach John Planamenta.  Taylor was a four year varsity letterman, leading her team to three district titles, and three PCAC titles.  Taylor was twice named to the All-County Team and her senior year she was named team MVP.  Taylor played her club soccer for West Florida Premier, and intends to play soccer and softball during her time at Maryville College.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Rachel comes from a strong high school and club team and we expect her to be competing for playing time immediately."

Kara Tubb (Fayetteville, Arkansas/Fayetteville HS) Kara was a standout midfielder for the Bulldogs under Head Coach Joe Thoma.  Tubb was a four year letterman leading her team to four straight state tournament appearances.  As a senior, Tubb was named to the 7A All-State Team in Arkansas.  Tubb played her club soccer for NW Arkansas Lightning.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Kara attended our camp and immediately stood out to us as player that could help us.  She is a very technical player that we expect to compete for playing time in the midfield immediately."

Caitlin Kenney (Brentwood, Tennessee/Brentwood Academy) Caitlin was a four year letterman for the Eagles under the direction of Head Coach Gift Ndam.  Kenney lead her team to three successive state tournament appearances during her prep career, and she also played club soccer for Tennessee Soccer Club.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Caitlin is another player who attended our camp, and stood out to us.  She is a versatile player that can play in the defense or the midfield."

Sarah Wickman (Knoxville, Tennessee/Farragut HS) Sarah was a four year letterman for the Admirals under the direction of Head Coach Dennis Lindsey.  Wickman lead her team to three straight district and region titles, and were twice state semi-finalists.  Individually Wickman was twice named to the All-District team.  Wickman played her club soccer for Knoxville Soccer Academy.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Sarah comes to us from one of the strongest high school programs in the state so she was a player that was on our radar for quite some time.  She attended our camp and we got to see her qualities first hand.  She is a fast aggressive back and we think she will be a great addition to our returning defensive group."

 Alyssa Hale (Sevierville, Tennessee/Gatlinburg-Pittman HS) Alyssa was standout forward/attacking midfielder for the Highlanders and Head Coach Whit Helton.  Hale lead her team to three district titles during her prep career, and individually was named to the all-district, and all-region teams her senior year as she lead the team in goals and assists.  Hale played her club soccer for FC Alliance.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Alyssa has a proven track record as a goal scorer and we look forward to her bringing her talents to Maryville College.  Alyssa stood out during our camp and we think she will be a good fit for our program."

Jamie Lee Puerto (Coral Springs, Florida/Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS) Jamie Lee was a standout midfielder for the Eagles under the direction of Head Coach Stu Katz.  Puerto led her team to three consecutive district titles and the team went a combined 37-3-2 during junior and senior seasons.  Puerto played her club soccer for Team Boca.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Jamie Lee is a player we have been tracking since we saw her as a junior and we expect her to compete for playing time immediately in the midfield."

Kirsten Alcorn (Cookeville, Tennessee/Cookeville HS) Kirsten was a standout forward for the Cavaliers under Head Coach Sam Matson.  Alcorn lead her team to three district titles during her prep career, and as a senior became the first team in school history be the regional champions and qualify for the state tournament.  Individually Alcorn was a three time all-district, and all-region selection.  As a senior she was named district MVP finishing the season with 23 goals and 6 assists.  Alcorn played her club soccer for Upper Cumberland United Soccer Club.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "We saw Kirsten play at our team camp and she showed that she had the ability to score goals, as we have gotten to know her through the recruiting process it became evident that she would be a great fit for us here at Maryville, and we are expecting her to compete for playing time immediately as a forward."

Jordyn Lee (Nashville, Tennessee/Father Ryan HS) Jordyn was four year varsity letterman for the Irish under the direction of Head Coach Robin Dieterich.  Lee led her team to four consecutive state tournament appearances during her prep career, and they were crowned state champions her junior year.  Lee played club soccer for Tennessee Soccer Club.

Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say: "Jordyn is another player that we identified as a junior, and we think she will be a great addition to our program.  We expect her to compete for playing time immediately either as forward or a midfielder."