UTC Soccer Team Nets Three On Signing Day

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head coach J.D. Kyzer netted four signees for the 2014 women’s soccer season. Abby Linder, Brandy Herrera, Hannah Dunn and McKenzie Gregg submitted their NLI’s to Chattanooga on the first day of National Signing Day.

 

ABBY LINDER

Center Midfielder

Member of the Tennessee ODP State Team (2008-09; 20010-11: Regional Camp; 2011-12)

 

Germantown High School – Germantown, Tenn.

- Four-year letterwinner

- Four-year Shelby County “Best of Preps” selection

- Three-time Tennessee All-Star Team selection

- Coaches’ Award recipient as a senior

- Three-time Offensive MVP

- Scored 35 goals and recorded 32 assists

- Led the team in scoring for three years and led in assists all four years

 

Mid South Futbol Club

- Seven-year starter – member for nine years

- Served as team captain for three years

- State semifinalist in 2010, 2011, 2012

- Team won a seven-day tournament in Agropoli, Italy in Spring 2010

- Member of the MFC ’93 team that played in the US Club Soccer Regionals in Dallas in 2009 and 2010

 

Collierville Soccer Club (Lobos)

- Centermid for two years

- State semifinalist tournament

- Started 525 of 527 games

- Scored 198 goals

- Made 30-of-33 penalty kicks

 

 

HANNAH DUNN

Goalkeeper

 

Cookeville High School – Cookeville, Tenn.

- Helped team to the 2010, 2011 and 2013 District 6-AAA title

- Team claimed the Region 3-AAA title in 2013

- Led team to its first-ever state tournament appearance and school-record for wins (18)

- Team recorded 17 straight games without a loss

- Four-year letterwinner

- Named District 6-AAA Defensive MVP as a senior

- Selected First Team All-District and All-Region

- Named team MVP as a senior

- Recorded 10 shutouts and over 100 saves as a senior and allowed less than one goal per game

 

Brentwood Soccer Club ’96 Elite

- Midsouth FC Spring Challenge Champions (2011)

- Memphis Champions Cup (2012)

 

Also played for the Tennessee United Soccer Club ’96 Red (2012-2013) and Tennessee Soccer Club 2014 Premier (2013-2014)

 

 

McKENZIE GREGG

Tennessee ODP (2009-12)

ODP Regional Pool (2012)

 

Cocke County High School – Newport, Tenn.

- Helped lead team to the 2010 District title and 2011 District Runner Up

- Named Freshman of the Year in 2010

- 2010 District MVP

- School-record 34 goals scored in 2010 followed with 32 in 2011

- Two-time All-District First Team

- Two-time All-Tournament selection

 

Lakeway Liberty – Club Team

- Leading scorer and MVP (2006-07)

 

Knoxville Soccer Academy

- Made Super 20 Semi-Pro team (2011-2013)

- Super Y U-18 USL league (2013)

- Led team to National Championships in 2013 with team-high goals and assists

 

FC Alliance ’96 Black Premier League

- Helped team to the Disney Showcase title in 2011

- Led team to State championship D-1 in 2011 and 2012

- Helped team to the D1 Region quarterfinals


Lookouts Hanging Tough As Season Nears End

Although they have an up-hill climb to make the playoffs, the Lookouts are not quitters. Currently tied for second in the SL North Division, the Lookouts are 3.0 games behind the Tennessee Smokies. The Smokies and Lookouts will end the season with a five-game series at AT&T Field beginning August 28. Chattanooga beat the Barons in their series finale by a score of 6-4 ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: McEnroe And Me

Earlier this week I received an email from my son. It was part of a group message sent to all the members of my family and it read, "Now I know the story behind the picture that has been in our house for 30 years. Check it out on YouTube." The picture he was referring to is a picture of myself in my freshly starched tennis attire, playing alongside tennis great John McEnroe. ... (click for more)

School Board Delays Decision On Big-Ticket Health Insurance Item For 1 Week

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to delay a vote on a new insurance plan for employees until next Thursday. Sandy Hughes, president of the Hamilton County Education Association, said, "I have a difficult time trying to think of what priority in spending is more important than the well-being of your employees and their children...You've not given us enough ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)