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Soccer adds two from Kansas and one from Jackson


Published (Volume 75, No. 20)


Two soccer players from Kansas and one from Lexington, Tenn., have signed national letters of intent to continue their soccer careers at UTM.

UTM soccer coach Nathan Pifer said he received signed letters of intent from Annie Cook, Jennifer Ermey and Angela Fiddler.

Cook is a quick, skillful attacking midfielder who can score and create goals effectively, Pifer said. “She has a great touch on the ball as well as good vision to make great passes.”

Cook lettered all four years in high school and was named her school’s most valuable midfielder. She also received all-state and all-region honors. In addition, Cook played several years on the Kansas Olympic Development Program (ODP) state team.

“Annie will bring a high skill level to the central midfield area,” Pifer said. “She has the ability to help the team maintain possession and create goals. Look for Annie to make a difference for the team right away.”

Ermey is a strong left-footed midfielder who will bring speed and strength as weapons to the Skyhawks.

She is a first team all-state player and has played for the Shooting Stars Soccer Club for the past 10 years. She is a three-sport high school athlete with tremendous talent, Pifer said.

“Jennifer is a tall, fast player who will help us in the air wars,” Pifer said. “She can score and she can create goals. She is a great athlete and I look for her to help us right away.”

Fiddler is a fast forward or outside midfielder who is dangerous anytime she has the ball, Pifer said. “She has great one-on-one attacking abilities with the speed to get by players,” Pifer said.

Fiddler served as the captain of her Jackson Christian School team all four years. She is a two-year all-district, all-region and team Most Valuable Player selection.

Fiddler scored a career-high 21 goals this past season for Jackson Christian School.

“Angela’s speed and ability to take players on will help us offensively right away,” Pifer said. “Fans need to see Angela play forward or outside midfielder. She will be exciting to watch.”