Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tigerville, S.C.—Just weeks after being named the new head women’s soccer coach at North Greenville, Rachel Baer has announced the newest members of the North Greenville University women’s soccer program.

Baer is bringing in 4 freshman in her first signing class, and as well as a player who is no stranger to the college game. Kathryn Allen (Sumter, S.C.), Caroline Baker (Kings Mountain, N.C.), Kaylin Nicholson (Toccoa, Ga), and Alli Mims (West Columbia, S.C.) will enroll at NGU in August.

Kathryn Allen comes to North Greenville from Sumter high school where she was a 4-year letter winner on the soccer field. She played Center-Mid and was a 4-time All-Region selection. She was also an All-Conference performer from 2010-2012. She was also voted captain of her high school team during her senior season.

Caroline Baker played at Kings Mountain High School. She played for 5 seasons with the Hurricanes of the Strikers of Gaston County Soccer Association where she was a 2-time All-Conference Selection. She was also voted the “Player of the game” at the Triumph College Showcase Tournament.

Kaylin Nicholson will come to North Greenville from Stephens County High School where she was a 4-year letter winner. Voted the captain of her team, Nicholson led the Indians to 2 playoff appearances. While in high school, Kaylin received the Academic Excellence Award all 4-years, and was the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization.

Alli Mims enters her freshman season after playing Forward/Midfield at Airport High School where she was the captain of her soccer team. In 2011, Mims was selected as an All-Area performer as a junior and earned the Coach’s Award for the Eagles. She is a member of the National Honor Society and works at the Lexington District II Autism Camp for special needs children during the summer.

Also returning to the team this year is former Crusader stand out Leah Ward. Ward graduated in May of 2011, but elected to return to play out her final year of eligibility. Ward solidified her name in the NGU record books after becoming the schools all-time leading goal scorer while also nabbing multiple post season and weekly honors.