Thu, Apr. 5, 2012 - [Women's Soccer]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Soccer program is working hard this offseason on bringing in talented recruits to help build on a core of good talent returning for the 2012-2013 season. The Patriots feel they have a good shot to pursue a Mid-South Conference (MSC) Championship and have signed a player that can help in that pursuit in midfielder Emily Jones.
Jones hales from Locust Grove, Georgia and will be a graduate of Strong Rock Christian School (SRCS) this May. This 5'9 midfielder has been playing varsity for all four years at SRCS and is the first from the school to sign a college soccer scholarship. In addition to soccer, Jones was also involved in volleyball and basketball during her time at SRCS.
Patriots Head Coach Russell Stewart said, "Emily's father is an alumnus of Cumberlands. She wanted to follow in her father's footsteps. This is a quality signing for us. She has a very strong leg and can come in to start for us immediately next season. She is a great person and a future leader for this team."
The Patriots will begin their 2012 season with on the road at Montreat College on September 1st.
For more information on University of the Cumberlands women's soccer and other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article Provided by Jessica Robinson,University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Graduate Assistant.