*Lee University announced Monday nine recruits for its women's soccer program that has made five consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II tournament. The list includes players from Washington state and California but also Sophie Ramseur from Signal Mountain and Jenna Garretson from Manchester, Tennessee. Ruth Edrington is from Pasco, Washington; Isabella Euerle from San Jose, California. The others are Kierstin Havens of Hudson, Ohio, Sierra Brown and Hannah Miller from the Knoxville area and Haleigh Holland and Regan Henkey from the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills. Ramseur was a midfielder and defender for the CSTHEA Patriots team that went 13-2, and Garretson is a standout defender with a 4.0 grade point average. "I am very excited about this class. They are a fun group and will transition seamlessly into our culture," Lady Flames coach Chris Hennessey said in a Lee release. "I think this is the most geographically diverse class we have had for some time. Soccer-wise this class possesses a lot of quality. Each player brings something different and will complement the current team very well. It is certainly a hard-working group that will challenge our current players every day and improve the quality of the squad all-around."
*Five Covenant College men's players, the Lady Scots' Kailey Burrell and Sewanee's Thompson Schollaert and Johnny McNeill were included on the United Soccer Coaches' Division III All-South Atlantic Region teams released Monday. Covenant seniors Josh Brower and Jesse Riggs were first-team all-region after totaling 12 and six goals and 13 and eight assists for the 18-2-2 Scots, while senior goalkeeper Paul Lemay, junior defender Noah Lee, sophomore 14-goal scorer Mercer Stout and Tigers sophomore Schollaert were second-team selections. McNeill, a senior defender, and Burrell, a sophomore forward from Trenton, were third-team all-region. Burrell has 20 goals, including 11 game-winners, and seven assists in her two college seasons. Signal Mountain resident Stout had seven winners in 2019. Schollaert had eight goals and nine assists for the 11-5-1 Tigers.