Women's Soccer News Archives

November 7, 2014
Sigurdardottir headlines three named All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team posted their best record since joining NCAA Division II and their best Conference Carolinas finish in the four years they have been members of the league. With the success this season, three Tornado individuals were on honored on Friday when the league announced their all-conference winners at a banquet at the conference tournament final four.

November 6, 2014
Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Rachel Thorpe and Tyler Brewster both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.

November 4, 2014
Belmont Abbey golden goal ends King's season
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Belmont, N.C. to take on fourth seed Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas tournament., and the Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead. The Tornado got a goal late from Hulda Sigurdardottir to send the contest into overtime, but Belmont Abbey delivered a goal in the 99th minute to end King’s season.

November 4, 2014
Taylor, Thorpe earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. –For the first time in her career, Samantha Taylor has earned Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month honors. In King University’s final tournament of the fall, the redshirt freshman led the Tornado to an 11th place finish at the very competitive Saint Leo Invitational. Women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe was also honored by the conference, earning her second play of the week honor this season.

November 3, 2014
Tornado soccer student-athletes named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the fall season, Conference Carolinas has begun announcing their academic all-conference teams, starting with men’s and women’s soccer. The King University men’s soccer team had nine honorees while the women had three student-athletes honored.

October 31, 2014
King defeats Barton in OT in regular season finale
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team completed the regular season on a winning note after defeating Barton College 2-1 in an overtime thriller, their fourth win in a row. Rachel Thorpe delivered early for King and in the first overtime period, Eydis Eysteinsdottir netted the game winner to propel the Tornado over the Bulldogs.

October 30, 2014
Hicks, Thorpe garner Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both Chris Hicks and Rachel Thorpe became the first King University student-athletes in their respective sports to earn Capital Academic All-District honors when the awards were announced on Thursday. Hicks earned the distinction in men’s soccer and Thorpe for women’s soccer.

October 29, 2014
Saturday's soccer doubledip moved to Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a great chance of snowfall on Saturday, the Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s soccer finales between Barton College and King University have been moved to Friday. The women’s game will start at 1:00 p.m. at Parks Field with the men’s game to follow at 3:00 p.m.

October 28, 2014
Dagher posts shutout as Tornado top Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – With memories of defeating top-seeded Lees-McRae College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament a season ago, the King University women’s soccer team earned the same result on Tuesday in Banner Elk. King netted a pair of first half goals while Nicole Dagher third shutout of the game in King’s 3-0 victory.

October 25, 2014
Three second half goals push King past Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team looked to string two wins together for the first time in a while when Erskine College came to town. The Flying Fleet got on the board early but three second half goals for King delivered them a 3-2 win.

October 22, 2014
King defeats Southern Wesleyan in much needed win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got back on the right foot with a win over Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. An early goal gave the Tornado the lead and there was no looking back from there as they cruised to a 4-1 victory.

October 18, 2014
Pfeiffer uses second half flurry to defeat Tornado
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Pfeiffer University in search of a must needed win. After a great start and going into the half leading 1-0, things went downhill from there as Pfeiffer scored four times in the second half defeating the Tornado 4-1.

October 15, 2014
Tornado fall to Limestone after conceding two early goals
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team was able to bounce back from a slow start but it would not be enough. After two early goals, the Tornado saw themselves in a hole but were able to tie the game early in the second half before conceding another goal, falling to Limestone College 3-2.

October 11, 2014
Tornado drop conference game to Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team never appeared to be in control of the game against the University of Mount Olive. Two goals pushed the Trojans past the Tornado delivering King its second conference loss.

October 6, 2014
Trevecca Nazarene sneaks by the Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team seemed to have dominated the game, but an early goal had them flustered. Trevecca Nazarene University netted one in the early minutes and saw themselves earn another in the second half to defeat the Tornado.

October 4, 2014
King cruises past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team was nothing but stellar on the field against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. From the opening whistle the Tornado outperformed the Crusaders cruising to their sixth win of the season.

September 30, 2014
King tops preseason favorite Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got the result they had been looking for. After dropping the last three, the Tornado came out strong to defeat Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Belmont Abbey College behind Rachel Thorpe, Hulda Sigurdardottir, and Miranda Smith’s goals.

September 22, 2014
Tusculum hands King third straight loss
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – From the onset, it appeared as though the King University soccer team was being pressured by Tusculum College on Monday night. Despite all the pressure, Olivia Drake kept the Pioneers off the board in the first half, but the Pioneers ultimately broke through for the lone goal of the game in the 54th minute to take the nonconference tilt 1-0.

September 20, 2014
Tornado falls to Converse on two second half goals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team started strong but an early second half spark from Converse College caught the Tornado off guard. Miranda Smith delivered the lonesome goal for King early in the game but it would not be enough.

September 17, 2014
Carson Newman hands King first defeat
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team drops their first game of the year with luck not on their side from the opening whistle. Dagher came up strong most of the night but it was not enough in the 3-0 loss to Carson-Newman University.

September 16, 2014
Walsh to play in World Cup Qualification match for Wales
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University women’s soccer player Catherine Walsh received a letter informing her that she was called up to the Wales Senior Women’s National Team to play in a World Cup Qualification match against Ukraine. Walsh traveled from Bristol to Ukraine over the weekend to train with the team before the match on Wednesday.

September 16, 2014
TSWA names Thorpe, Kremer Players of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Rachel Thorpe has been named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Women’s Soccer Player of the week after netting five goals in a pair of Tornado wins. Along with Thorpe, Summer Kremer earned her first TSWA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award after leading King to a 4-2 week that saw the senior post three double-doubles.

September 16, 2014
Kremer, Thorpe take Conference Carolinas weekly awards
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week to start the season, both Summer Kremer and Rachel Thorpe collected a weekly award. Kremer earned her second straight Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award while Thorpe earned her first Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award, a week after being named TSWA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

September 13, 2014
Tornado pitch 4th shutout with 4-0 win to remain unbeaten
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s soccer team starts the season 4-0 for the first time in the division II era. Rachel Thorpe and Miranda Smith both add two to power the Tornado past the lions of Emmanuel College to earn their first Conference Carolinas win.

September 10, 2014
Thorpe nets 3, Smith adds another as King cruises past Milligan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their offensive attack to cruise by Milligan College. Rachel Thorpe tallied three goals and Miranda Smith added another. The result marked the first 3-0 start for the women’s soccer team since 2009.

September 9, 2014
Opening game hat trick gives Thorpe TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Rachel Thorpe was named the Women’s Soccer Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday after netting a hat trick in the club’s first match of the season.

September 6, 2014
Walsh delivers to lead King past Mars Hill
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team may have struggled for the first 80 minutes but ended with the result they were looking for, a win. After 16 shots, the Tornado finally found the back of the net when Catherine Walsh scored in the 81st minute to lead King past Mars Hill University.

September 4, 2014
Thorpe, Smith pace offense to 5-0 win over Brevard
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was only fitting that when two teams with nicknames of Tornado and Tornados got together, there would be a weather delay. The King University and Brevard College women’s soccer teams sat through a two hour delay due to lightning and rain before eventually kicking off the 2014 season. When the ball was put in play, the Tornado of King showed their presence on the offense end with Rachel Thorpe scoring three times and Miranda Smith twice in the 5-0 King win.

August 28, 2014
Tornado hungry for postseason run in 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer is looking to build of the momentum they gained near the end of last season. The Tornado reached semifinals of Conference Carolinas Tournament, after winning their first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament game, a victory at rival Lees-McRae College. That experience leaves the Tornado hungry to improve on their finish in 2014.

March 28, 2014
Duffy adds Torrez for class of 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of one more player for the class of 2014. Bailey Torrez, a transfer student from the University of Nevada has signed to continue her college soccer career at King.

March 18, 2014
Tornado participate in Read Across America
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A couple weeks ago, the King University women’s soccer team participated in a Read Across America program at a local elementary school. Organized by junior Casey Shanklin, members of the Tornado went to Highland View Elementary School and read Dr. Seuss books to help promote a love for reading.

February 12, 2014
Duffy signs seven for 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the program’s signees for 2014. The Tornado have inked seven signees that will be on campus next fall and ready to compete for time in 2014.

February 3, 2014
Tornado win NSCAA Team Academic Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a stellar year in the classroom, the King University women’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a Team Academic Award winner.

January 22, 2014
King to host Winter Skills Camp in February
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter Skills camp on Saturday, February 8. Players from the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 10, 2013
Tornado earn Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the fall sports season, Conference Carolinas has been handing out awards, and the King University women’s soccer team earned the Team Sportsmanship Award. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament game when they upset the league’s top-seed.

November 7, 2013
King falls in CC Tournament semis at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following an upset on Monday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at No. 4 seed Pfeiffer University. The eighth seeded Tornado fell 2-0 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, marking the farthest the Tornado have advanced in the league.

November 7, 2013
Thorpe, Ramstack named All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that we are nearing the end of the season awards start to be handed out, and two King University women’s soccer players were honored on Thursday. Both Rachel Thorpe and Bekah Ramstack earned All-Conference Carolinas honors for their performances this season.

November 6, 2013
Hicks, Spears earn TSWA Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been an exciting week for King University soccer, two student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Chris Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Rayna Spears earned the same distinction on the women’s side.

November 4, 2013
Doran's game-winner gives Tornado first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament win
BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University women’s soccer team has advanced to the second round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

November 2, 2013
Tornado clinch postseason bid with 5-1 win over Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match that it could not afford to lose, the King University women’s soccer team used a first half offensive explosion to build an insurmountable lead to defeat Mount Olive College 5-1 and earn a bid to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

October 30, 2013
Women's soccer falls to Converse in double-overtime
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Despite Rachel Thorpe’s 11th goal of the season, the King University women’s soccer team was unable to come away with a win over Conference Carolinas foe Converse College. The Valkyries were able to score in the 102nd minute to defeat the Tornado 2-1 in double-overtime.

October 30, 2013
King student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the soccer season, awards start to be handed out, and 10 King University soccer players were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Six men’s players were named to the academic all-conference team while four women earned the distinction.

October 26, 2013
Thorpe nets pair in double-overtime loss to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Despite a Herculean effort from sophomore forward Rachel Thorpe, the King University women’s soccer team fell in an overtime stunner 3-2 to Barton College on Saturday afternoon.

October 22, 2013
King falls at North Greenville 2-1
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer continued their road trip with a Conference Carolinas matchup at North Greenville University. The Crusaders tallied a goal in each half, and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 2-1 as both teams battle for a Conference Carolinas Tournament spot.

October 16, 2013
Thorpe leads King past Trevecca Nazarene
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer bounced back from their loss over the weekend with a nonconference win on the road Saturday evening. The Tornado traveled to Nashville to take on Trevecca Nazarene University, and Rachel Thorpe netted two goals in a three minute span late in the second half to give King the 3-1 victory.

October 12, 2013
Lees-McRae defeats King 2-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team gave up a pair of first-half goals to Lees-McRae College forward Lena Langille and was unable to get on the board as the Bobcats left Parks Field with a 2-0 victory.

October 9, 2013
Tornado top Erskine for first CC win
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team took to the road on Wednesday night to face Erskine College, and the Tornado pushed their unbeaten streak for four matches. The Tornado got a late first half goal from Rachel Thorpe, and added a pair of goals in the second half to take the 3-0 win.

October 8, 2013
Women's soccer hosts Kick for the Cure match on Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team will host a Kick for the Cure match on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against rival Lees-McRae College. Donations taken at the gate, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to battling breast cancer.

October 5, 2013
King escapes Belmont Abbey with 1-1 draw
BELMONT, N.C. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer team face a road Conference Carolinas match as they traveled to league leading Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Crusaders netted a goal in just the second minute to take the lead, but Morgan Lawson kept the Tornado close in the second half, and Keely Easterling evened the score in the 78th minute as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

October 2, 2013
King plays to 3-3 stalemate with Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a nonconference win on Saturday, the King University women’s soccer team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday against Limestone College. After grabbing the early lead, the Tornado fell behind, but bounced back and Devon Shanklin evened the score at 3-3 in the 77th minute. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation or either overtime period as the game ended in a draw.

September 28, 2013
Thorpe nets two as King tops Virginia Intermont
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the first time in their last three home games, there was no precipitation falling for the King University women’s soccer game as they hosted Virginia Intermont College on Saturday. The Tornado took advantage of the near perfect weather conditions as Rayna Spears gave King the lead in the fourth minute. Rachel Thorpe added a pair of goals as the Tornado topped their crosstown rivals 3-0.

September 25, 2013
Easterling scores in 3-1 loss to Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got a second-half goal from Keely Easterling, but was unable to erase a three-goal deficit and fell to Carson-Newman University 3-1.

September 21, 2013
Dagher makes nine saves in loss to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team fell to Pfeiffer University 4-0 at a rainy Parks Field on Saturday afternoon.

September 18, 2013
Shanklin's goal gives King first win of 2013 over Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – After struggling to find the back of the net in its first four games, the King University women’s soccer team earned its first victory on the strength of a second-half goal by Devon Shanklin and brilliant goalkeeping by Nicole Dagher.

September 14, 2013
Tornado fall to Emmanuel 3-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornado women’s soccer team was able to net a second-half equalizer, but two goals in the final third of the game from Emmanuel College sealed the Lions’ 3-1 win.

September 11, 2013
Concord tops King 1-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their homestand on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted nonconference opponent Concord University. Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, and Concord found the back of the net in the second frame to take the 1-0 win.

September 7, 2013
Tornado drop heartbreaker to Bluefield
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King women’s soccer team opened its 2013 home schedule with a hard fought contest against visiting Bluefield College, falling 2-1 on an overtime header by the Rams.

September 5, 2013
King falls at Brevard in season opener
BREVARD, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season at Brevard College and the Tornados took a lead in the first half. Brevard netted a pair of goals early in the second half to gain separation and take the 3-1 victory.

August 29, 2013
King eyes postseason berth for third straight season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In just their second year in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s soccer team is coming off of their second consecutive conference tournament appearance. The Tornado have a solid group returning and will look to get back to the postseason for their third time in as many years in 2013.

May 14, 2013
Duffy announces fall schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy announced the King University women’s soccer schedule on Tuesday. The 2013 slate features nine home contests.

April 24, 2013
Dates announced for 2013 Soccer Camps
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Simon Duffy and John Miglarese have announced their dates for the Tornado Soccer Camps this summer on King University's campus. The camps are open to all players of any level and will take place from June 10-14 and July 15-19.

February 28, 2013
Women's Soccer Announces New Signee
Women's Soccer Coach Simon Duffy has annuonced the signing of Shalissa Barnett as a member of the recruiting class of 2013.

February 19, 2013
Women's Soccer Watches USA National Team Play in Nashville

February 15, 2013
Women’s Soccer Announces Signing of Three
Head Coach Simon Duffy and the women’s soccer staff signed three individuals for next year’s squad.

January 4, 2013
King Women’s Soccer Announces February Skills Camp
Head Coach Simon Duffy has announced King will host a winter skills camp on Feb. 9 at Parks Field. Registration is currently open.

November 27, 2012
Women’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
King Women’s Soccer is one of 726 soccer programs at the collegiate level to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

November 1, 2012
Heidi Steger Named to All-Conference Team
Senior midfielder Heidi Steger was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Second Team on Thursday.

October 29, 2012
Lady Tornado Eliminated from Conference Tournament with 3-0 Loss
King suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Lees-McRae Bobcats in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Tournament.

October 29, 2012
Opening Round Kickoff Time Now Set for 2 p.m.
King and Lees-McRae women's soccer will now meet at 2 p.m. for their first round, conference tournament contest.

October 27, 2012
Trevecca Nazarene Shuts Down King, Advance to Conference Tourney
Despite a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Trevecca Nazarene, the Lady Tornado will advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight year.

October 25, 2012
Women’s Soccer to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness
Help Women’s Soccer raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the team’s final home game of the season.

October 26, 2012
King Soccer Places Five on All-Academic Team
Five student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Men's and Women's Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league.

October 23, 2012
Lady Tornado Held Scoreless at Lees-McRae
Morgan Lawson made 10 saves in a losing effort on Tuesday evening as King Women’s Soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to the Bobcats.

October 19, 2012
Concord Tops Lady Tornado in 1-0 Affair
Despite Morgan Lawson making a career-high 12 saves, the Lady Tornado failed to score leading the Concord Mountain Lions to a 1-0 victory.

October 17, 2012
Steger Hits Game Winner, Lawson Pitches Shutout in 1-0 Win
In a crucial game with serious playoff implications, the Lady Tornado rose to the call with a 1-0 win over Erskine behind Heidi Steger's goal.

October 13, 2012
Pfeiffer and King Battle to Nil-Nil Tie for Second Straight Meeting
Both teams were held scoreless through 110 minutes with King’s Morgan Lawson totally 10 saves in the draw.

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Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!

October 10, 2012
Garland, Grigsby Serve as Spark but Not Enough in Loss to Queens
Jamie Grigsby and Cassie Garland each had opportunities to find the back of the net but Queens delivered a 2-0 loss to the Lady Tornado, Wednesday night.

October 9, 2012
Tornado Athletics Supports Cooper’s Race Benefit
Members of various Tornado teams participated in “Cooper’s Race”, a fundraising event for mitochondrial disease which supported local youngster Cooper Castle.

October 6, 2012
Lady Tornado Fall Short in 3-1 Loss to Saints
Jamie Grigsby scored her third goal of the year to half the score against the Limestone Saints but were beaten by a 3-1 count on Saturday afternoon.

October 4, 2012
Crusaders Mount Second Half Comeback, Edges King 2-1
Heidi Steger scored her second goal of the season while Amanda Huffaker made nine saves in a 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon.

September 29, 2012
Early Goal Separates King From Win Versus Barton
Barton College scored an early goal, marking the lone tally in the game that delivered a 1-0 loss to the Lady Tornado, Saturday afternoon.

September 26, 2012
Aguirre Makes the Difference in a 1-0 Win over North Greenville
Senior Monica Aguirre scored her second goal of the season, proving to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over North Greenville University.

September 19, 2012
Steger Belts Game Winner in Double Overtime
In the opening minutes of the second overtime, Heidi Steger ripped the game-winning goal off a free kick for a 1-0 (2OT) victory.

September 17, 2012
Coker-King Doubleheader Rescheduled for Wednesday
Tuesday afternoon’s soccer doubleheader has been rescheduled for Wednesday, due to incoming weather forecasted for the Bristol area.

September 15, 2012
Momentum Spoiled by Trojan Goal in Double Overtime
Despite controlling much of the match, Mount Olive posted the game-winning goal in 104th minute in a 2-1 (2OT) decision.

September 11, 2012
Lady Tornado Soccer Versus LMU Postponed
Wednesday afternoon’s women’s soccer match between King and Lincoln Memorial University has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

September 8, 2012
Conference Opener Results in Draw with Valkyries
Jamie Grigsby knocked in the lone goal while Abbey Kitts had six saves for the Lady Tornado in King's 1-1 draw with the Converse Valkyries.

September 5, 2012
King Shuts Out Brevard in Home Opener, 2-0
Monica Aguirre led the King Lady Tornado with a goal and assist while goaltender Abbey Kitts blanked Brevard College in a 2-0 victory.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 30, 2012
Lady Tornado Fall in Opener to Young Harris, 3-0
King women’s soccer dropped their season opener to the Young Harris Mountain Lions, 3-0. Young Harris scored three goals during the second half in the King loss.

August 29, 2012
Lady Tornado Soccer Ready to Take to the Pitch
Second-year head coach Simon Duffy is excited to take a squad onto the field that is ready to turn heads for a second straight season.

August 27, 2012
Lady Tornado Picked Seventh in Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll
King College was tabbed to finish seventh in Conference Carolinas, according to the recently released Coaches’ Poll.

August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.

June 28, 2012
Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Slate
Head Coach Simon Duffy and the Lady Tornado have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2012 season as they seek their first conference title.

May 21, 2012
Tornado Soccer Announces Summer Camp Dates
Head coaches Louie Thorpe and Simon Duffy have announced that Tornado Soccer Camps will host clinics on June 11-15 and July 9-13. More info ...

May 4, 2012
Women’s Soccer Adds Two to Incoming Class
Head Coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of Morgan Lawson and local product Keely Easterling to the Lady Tornado's Class of 2016.

April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.

April 5, 2012
Women’s Soccer Serve Up Skills Camp to Community Children
Lady Tornado Soccer held a free clinic for children ages 3-16 in Kingsport, Tenn. last weekend, helping enhance skill sets and spread love for the game.

March 23, 2012
Soccer Invites You to Clinic and Alumni Game
King Tornado Soccer will host a free, hour long clinic for boys and girls ages 5-18 plus host two alumni games on Saturday, March 31.

February 15, 2012
Lady Tornado Soccer Welcomes Three to 2012 Squad
Head Coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of three new additions to the Class of 2016.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

January 4, 2012
Lady Tornado Soccer Earns Team Academic Award
King Women's Soccer was part of the list of programs named to the National Soccer Coaches of America Association Team Academic Award.

December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!

December 12, 2011
Shelton Named to NSCAA/NCAA Southeast Region Team
Senior women's soccer player Morgan Shelton continues to add to her collection of accolades after being named to the NSCAA/NCAA Division II All-Southeast Team.

November 15, 2011
Twin Tornado Sighting on All-Region Soccer Teams
Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton were both named to the 2011 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team after impressive seasons.

November 4, 2011
SAAC Names Shelton and Winspear Student-Athletes of the Month
King College SAAC has named seniors Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton to Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

November 3, 2011
Winspear, Shelton Among Tornado Awarded All-Conference Honors
Four King soccer players were named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference First Team today, including Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton

November 1, 2011
King Soccer Represented Strongly on Academic All-Conference Lists
A total of 10 King student-athletes were named to the Soccer Academic All-Conference men's and women's teams by the league office

October 31, 2011
Season Concludes with Round 1 Loss to Limestone
Morgan Shelton scored in her final collegiate game as the Tornado fell to Limestone College, 3-1, in the first round of the conference tournament.

October 29, 2011
Conference Carolinas Destiny Unveiled for King Soccer
Following the final regular season games of the season, King Soccer's postseason destinies have now been determined!

October 29, 2011
Trio of Goal Scorers Lead King to Season Finale Victory
Abbey Kitts' fifth shutout effort plus three goals led King to a victory over Converse Saturday night and an answer to who their first round opponent will be.

October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...

October 25, 2011
King Trumps Queens with Shelton’s Senior Sendoff Goal
Morgan Shelton went out with a bang on Senior Day, hitting the game-winning goal in double OT and scoring twice on the day in their 2-1 win over Queens.

October 24, 2011
Soccer Doubleheader Start Times Altered
King will host Queens (N.C.) on Tuesday afternoon beginning with the women's Senior Day at 1:30 p.m. and the men following at 4:00 p.m.

October 22, 2011
Shelton Strikes Twice in Win Over Bulldogs
Morgan Shelton had a five-point day with a pair of goal and an assist in the Lady Tornado's 4-1 victory over Barton College on Saturday

October 19, 2011
Belmont Abbey Defeats King, 3-1
The Crusaders defended their home pitch by scoring early and holding a late lead, defeating King 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

October 15, 2011
Scoreless in Bristol, King Earns Draw Against Pfeiffer
Through 110 minutes a winner could not be declared at Parks Field on Saturday as the Lady Tornado and Lady Falcons battled to a 0-0 tie

October 14, 2011
Family Weekend to Feature Six Webcasts for Tornado Athletics
If you can't make it in for Family Weekend at King College, be sure you don't miss any of the athletic action with six webcasts, beginning tonight

October 12, 2011
Lady Tornado Blank Crusaders, 2-0
Lady Tornado soccer continued its strong play against Conference Carolinas competition with a 2-0 win over North Greenville, Wednesday afternoon

October 11, 2011
Soccer Doubleheader Times Changed for Wednesday
The King College soccer doubleheader on Wednesday against North Greenville has changed its start times to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

October 8, 2011
Lady Tornado Wind Up on Wrong End of Defensive Battle
One goal separated victory from defeat in a defensive struggle between King and the Tusculum Pioneers, Saturday. Tusculum took home the "W" in a 1-0 decision

October 5, 2011
Lady Tornado Battle Back but Fall Short Against Bulldogs
The Lady Tornado fought back from a two-goal deficit to force two overtime sessions before allowing the "golden goal" in the 104th minute

October 4, 2011
Shelton Named Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Senior midfielder Morgan Shelton was named the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday morning.

October 1, 2011
Offense All Around in 4-0 Win Over St. Andrews
Lady Tornado soccer rallied behind a stout defensive effort and a well-round offense in a 4-0 victory over the St. Andrews Knights, Saturday afternoon.

September 28, 2011
King Tames Cobras Behind Shelton’s Two-Goal Game
Morgan Shelton scored twice, guiding the Lady Tornado to its second consecutive win and improve to 2-3 in Conference Carolinas play

September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...

September 20, 2011
Offense Explodes in Win Over Erskine
King featured three different goal scorers and an impenetrable defense that led the women's soccer squad to a 3-0 victory, Tuesday evening.

September 17, 2011
Shelton Score Not Enough in Loss to Mount Olive
Mogran Shelton scored her fourth goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to Mount Olive on Saturday

September 14, 2011
King Victims of Second Half Surge
The Lady Tornado soccer team fell to the Lees-McRae Bobcats at Parks Field, 4-0, on Tuesday afternoon. Abbey Kitts made 11 saves in the effort.

September 12, 2011
Women's Soccer Announces Addition of Home Contest
King College women's soccer has announced that the team will host Cumberland University (NAIA) on Oct. 5 as part of a men's/women's doubleheader.

September 10, 2011
Lady Tornado Falter in First Ever Conference Carolinas Match
In King College's first Conference Carolinas event in school history, the Lady Tornado soccer team fell in a 5-0 decision to Limestone College on Saturday afternoon.

September 9, 2011
Tornado Open Home Slate and Conference Action This Weekend
Men's and women's soccer will break in the 2011-12 home slate as well as play the College's first Conference Carolinas games this weekend

September 7, 2011
Late Charge Falls Short at LMU
Morgan Shelton scored her third goal in two games as part of a late Tornado rally but fell short in the comeback, losing 3-2 to Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday

September 7, 2011
Shelton Named Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Senior player Morgan Shelton has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Player of the Week after her two-goal performance last weekend

September 3, 2011
Shelton Scores Twice in Season Opening Shutout
Led by senior Morgan Shelton's two-goal performance, the King College Tornado won its season opener against Brevard, 2-0.

August 26, 2011
Tornado Women’s Soccer Tabbed Eighth in Preseason Poll
Tornado women's soccer were ranked 8th in this year's preseason coaches poll, as release by the Conference Carolinas office today.

August 22, 2011
It’s Tornado Season! King Athletics Set to Kick Off
Women's soccer readies to "kick off" the King College 2011-12 athletic season with a home friendly versus Carson-Newman on Tuesday

May 3, 2011
Duffy takes over King women’s soccer program
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced on May 3, 2011, that Simon Duffy has been named as the new head coach of the Lady Tornado soccer program.

December 30, 2010
King puts four onto NCCAA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete list
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College placed four players on the 2010 NCCAA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete team, the national office announced.

December 26, 2010
Spot saved for Kitts on NCCAA Women's Soccer All-Tournament list
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Abbey Kitts was selected to the 2010 NCCAA Women's Soccer Division I All-Tournament team, as the national office released the entire squad.

December 21, 2010
Thorpe tabbed as NCCAA Mid-East Region Women's Soccer Coach of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Louis Thorpe was honored by the NCCAA Mid-East Region with the 2010 Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award, the organization announced.

December 19, 2010
NCCAA/NSCAA Women's Soccer Honorable Mention nod for Shelton
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Morgan Shelton played her way onto the 2010 NCCAA/NSCAA Women's Soccer Division I Honorable Mention All-American list, the organization announced.

December 14, 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed four players on the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team, the organization announced.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed four players on the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team, the organization announced.

December 9, 2010
Shankle scores NCCAA weekly award
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Hannah Shankle was given the NCCAA Women's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week honor by the national office.

December 4, 2010
King unable to score in 5th place game at NCCAA
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College lost a 3-0 contest to Dallas Baptist (Texas) University Saturday in the fifth-place game of the 2010 NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament.

December 2, 2010
Keep up with King at nationals
Keep up with the King College women's cross country, women's volleyball and women's soccer teams at nationals this week with the team's blogs.

December 2, 2010
Lady Tornado Soccer picks up NCCAA victory over Mount Vernon
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College used a pair of second half goals en route to a 2-0 victory over Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University Thursday on day two of the NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament.

December 1, 2010
King starts NCCAA Women's Soccer with defeat against No. 1 Spring Arbor
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College started the 2010 NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Championship with a 3-1 setback against top seed Spring Arbor (Mich.) University Wednesday.

November 25, 2010
NCCAA weekly honor for King's Kitts
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Abbey Kitts saved her way to the NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week award, the national office released.

November 22, 2010
Lady Tornado to play top seed Spring Arbor at NCCAA
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College received the No. 8 seed for the upcoming NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament, the national office announced.

November 20, 2010
Never too late, King corners NCCAA Women's Soccer National bid
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - King College punched a ticket to the NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament thanks to a 1-0 double overtime victory at Campbellsville (Ky.) University Saturday to clinch the region title with a goal in the final seconds.

November 19, 2010
Lady Tornado Soccer scores spot in NCCAA Mid-East title tilt
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - King College earned a spot in the 2010 NCCAA Women's Soccer Mid-East Region Championship contest with a 4-0 decision over rival Covenant (Ga.) College in a contest played at Campbellsville (Ky.) University Friday.

November 15, 2010
Lady Tornado to kick off NCCAA Mid-East play with Covenant
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College knows the path in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Women's Soccer Tournament as the Lady Tornado opens with a semifinal contest against Covenant (Ga.) College Friday at 6:30 p.m.

November 6, 2010
First-half goals from Shankles gives King a 2-1 road win
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - King College used a pair of first-half goals in a 2-1 win at North Greenville (S.C.) University Saturday in the Lady Tornado's final regular season contest of the season.

October 30, 2010
Lady Tornado Soccer overtaken by UNA
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was handed a 5-0 loss Saturday by the University of North Alabama to close out the home portion of the schedule.

October 23, 2010
King taken down at No. 17 Belmont Abbey, 2-0
BELMONT, N.C. - King College was unable to overcome a goal in each half at No. 17 Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College Saturday as the Lady Tornado were defeated 2-0 in women's soccer play.

October 19, 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used a Maggie Lynskey overtime goal for a 1-0 victory over nearby Milligan (Tenn.) College Tuesday in front of the home crowd.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used a Maggie Lynskey overtime goal for a 1-0 victory over nearby Milligan (Tenn.) College Tuesday in front of the home crowd.

October 16, 2010
Late goal brought King close, but not close enough against MHC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College never gave up, but was eventually defeated 3-2 by Mars Hill (N.C.) College Saturday in women's soccer action.

October 13, 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College never gave up, but was eventually defeated 3-2 by Mars Hill (N.C.) College Saturday in women's soccer action.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was unable to overcome a hat trick by Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College's Morgan Gruenenfelder in a 4-1 decision Wednesday in women's soccer action.

October 9, 2010
First road win of 2010 for Lady Tornado Soccer comes at Bryan
DAYTON, Tenn. - King College picked up a 4-3 women's soccer victory at Bryan (Tenn.) College Saturday for the first Lady Tornado road win of 2010.

October 6, 2010
Lady Tornado Soccer drops contest at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - King College suffered a 6-0 setback Wednesday in women's soccer play at Tusculum (Tenn.) College.

October 2, 2010
Two goal effort from Shankle helps King to 3-1 win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used two goals from Hannah Shankle in a 3-1 win over Concord (W.Va.) University in front of the home crowd Saturday.

September 29, 2010
Second half scores overtake Lady Tornado
GAFFNEY, S.C. - A halftime lead was not enough for the traveling King College women's soccer team Wednesday as Limestone (S.C.) College scored twice in the second half for a 2-1 decision.

September 25, 2010
Lady Tornado wins for first time in 2010, Shankle scores twice
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College broke into the win column Saturday as the Lady Tornado soccer squad earned a 4-1 victory over visiting Young Harris (Ga.) College that included a pair of goals by Hannah Shankle.

September 22, 2010
Shelton scores again but Lady Tornado defeated by LMC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's soccer team scored quickly against Lees-McRae (N.C.) College Wednesday, but three unanswered goals by the visitors proved to be too much for the Lady Tornado in a 4-1 decision.

September 15, 2010
Lady Tornado gives up two first half goals in 2-0 contest to LMU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College could not overcome two first half goals as Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University picked up a 2-0 win on the Lady Tornado's Parks Field Wednesday.

September 11, 2010
King defeated at Lenor-Rhyne
HICKORY, N.C. - King College was overtaken at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University Saturday by an 8-0 score in women's soccer action.

September 8, 2010
Shelton score not enough for King at Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. - King College was defeated 3-1 at Anderson (S.C.) University Wednesday.

September 4, 2010
Trio of second half scores too much for Lady Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's soccer team was overtaken by three second half goals Saturday in a 3-0 setback against Tennessee Wesleyan College in the home opener for the Lady Tornado.

September 2, 2010
Lady Tornado overtaken by ETSU, 2-0
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The 2010 season opener for the King College women's soccer team did not go as planned Thursday as the Lady Tornado were defeated 2-0 at East Tennessee State University.

August 14, 2010
Lady Tornado Soccer schedule released for 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2010 King College women's soccer schedule has been released by first-year head coach Louis Thorpe.