Jul. 21—PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke soccer head coach Lars Andersson put the ending touches on his 2021 roster with the additions of incoming freshman Madison Fleck and sophomore switch Ashleigh Harris on Tuesday afternoon. Each student-athletes will probably be eligible for rapid competitors with the Braves.
“We’re thrilled so as to add Maddie and Ashleigh to our squad, and we will not wait to welcome them, the remainder of the 2021 recruiting class and our returners again to campus for preseason in August,” Andersson mentioned.
A Swansboro native, Fleck picked up all-region nods final season after registering 10 targets and 5 assists in pacing Swansboro Excessive College to an 8-3-2 clip. She was embellished with all-conference honors as nicely.
“We’re thrilled to have added one other participant from Onslow County,” Andersson mentioned. “Maddie is an outstanding athlete with an incredible work ethic and a ardour for the sport of soccer. She matches our tutorial and athletic mould completely.”
Harris, a product of Oceanside, Calif., performed her first two collegiate seasons at Campbell the place she logged time in 28 profession video games, whereas additionally tallying two targets and as many assists. She picked up Massive South Convention Freshman of the Week accolades in her rookie season after netting a aim in consecutive video games with Mount St. Mary’s and Saint Peter’s.
“Ashleigh involves UNC Pembroke following two profitable seasons with the Campbell College soccer program the place she was a daily within the beginning lineup on a group that captured the 2021 Massive South Convention title,” Andersson mentioned. “She has nice tempo, great work ethic and is a terrific 1 vs. 1 participant within the closing third. She will rating in addition to set her teammates up, and presents a relentless menace to her opponents.”
The incoming freshman class additionally consists of Kassie Jesrani, a ahead from Holly Springs, whose signing was beforehand introduced.
The Braves are set to kick off their season on August 24 with a scrimmage towards UNC Ladies’s Membership Soccer-White group. Begin time is ready for 7:30 p.m. at Lumbee River EMC Stadium. Admission to all 2021 dwelling soccer video games is free.