Women’s Soccer Adds Two to Incoming Class


BRISTOL, Tenn. – Women's Soccer Head Coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of two additional incoming freshmen that will join the Lady Tornado for the 2012 season. Goalkeeper Morgan Lawson and forward Keely Easterling have signed agreements to play for King College as a part of the Class of 2016 that is now five members, strong.


Morgan Lawson

Morgan Lawson, GK Keely Easterling, F

Goodview, Va.  |  Staunton River HS
5-10  |  Goalkeeper

Lawson will join King after completing her high school career with the Staunton River Golden Eagles. She has played for the Roanoke Star Soccer Club for the past three years and made the Atlantic Soccer League team this year as its starting goalie. Lawson played two seasons with the adult men's league in Roanoke as their goalie. She is also an honor roll student at Staunton River.

Prior to playing for the Roanoke Star, she played for the Freedom Soccer Club for three years. She started on the junior varsity team while in the eighth grade and led the team to its first ever undefeated season. She is the daughter of John and Lisa Lawson.


Keely Easterling
Bristol, Tenn. | Tennessee High School
5-6  |  Forward 

Easterling will join King after finishing her high school career with the Tennessee High Vikings. There she started as a freshman and player four years on the varsity squad. Easterling earned First Team All-Conference all four years, was a two-year All-District and All-Region honoree over her Viking career. She finished her senior campaign with eight goals and nine assists playing forward for Tennessee High.

She is the daughter of former King College graduates Todd and Tracy Easterling.



Lawson and Easterling join three signees that previously committed to the team in February. They will combined with Kendyl Baird (MF/F), Rachel Thorpe (MF/F), and Kara Montgomery (F) to make for a five person recruiting class for the 2012 team.

King finished the 2011 season 8-8-1 under Head Coach Simon Duffy in his first year at the helm. After starting the year 1-4 and falling short in their first three Conference Carolinas games, the Lady Tornado won three straight, all in conference play, and concluded the regular season 7-3-1 and lost only one league match prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Tournament.