King ready to kickoff 2016 slate

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Field – Parks Field
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

WOMEN'S SOCCER HISTORY

NCAA History
First Year of NCAA Membership
– 2011
Overall NCAA Record – 37-44-7 (.460)
Overall Conference Record – 26-22-6 (.537)

COACHING STAFF

Head CoachSimon Duffy
Record at School, Years – 37-44-7 (.460), 5 seasons
Career Record, Years – 61-97-12 (.394), 10 seasons
Conference Carolinas Record, Years – 26-22-6 (.537), 5 seasons
Women's Soccer Office Phone – (423) 652-4704
Assistant CoachGus Pederson

TEAM INFORMATION

Overall Record Last Year – 9-7-2
Conference Record / Finish – 7-3-1 / 4th
Starters Returning / Lost – 9 / 2
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 14 / 5

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

- King picked to finish third

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Redshirt-sophmore F Kara Garrett ( led team with 17 goals, 1 assist, 35 points, second team all-conference)
Junior F Miranda Smith (5 goals, 7 assists, 17 points)
Redshirt-senior F Kendyl Baird (5 goals, 3 assists, 13 points)
Redshirt-junior F Catherine Walsh (2 goals, 3 assists, 7 points)
Senior M Paula Doran (5 assists, 5 points)
Senior D Lindsay Curtis (2 goals, 1 assist, five points, third team all-conference)
Senior D Bailey Torrez (played nearly 1300 minutes, anchor of the defense)
Senior GK Nicole Dagher (2-0, 1.55 GAA, .737 save percentage)
Juinor GK Olivia Drake (7-7-2, 2.20 GAA, .699 save percentage)

KEY PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION

F Rachel Thorpe (31 career goals, 5 assists, 67 points, first team all-conference in 2014)
D Keely Easterling (3 career goals, 5 assists, 11 points)
F Rayna Spears (8 career goals, 2 assists, 18 points)

NEWCOMERS

Lizzie Boone, Moneta, Va. (Staunton River HS)
Ami Martins, London England (Brunell University)
Haley Cook, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. (Eastern Florida State)
Sasha Haderer, Bristol, Va. (John S. Battle HS)
Petra Koivuvaara, Helsinki, Finland (Ressun Iukio)
Lauren Cox, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
Mackenzie Wrather, Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS)
Elizabeth Allen, Corryton, Tenn. (Gibbs HS)
Brianna Barrett, Kingsport, Tenn. (Liberty University)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- Tornado open season with home games on September 1 and 3
- King plays five straight home matches from September 14-October 1
- Senior Day is slated for October 29 when the Tornado host Barton College
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled for November 1 with the semifinals on November 4 and finals on November 6

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620

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