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The transformation from Tiger to Wasp started Friday for Katheryn McGinnis.
The Foard senior soccer player signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Emory & Henry this fall.
â€śIâ€™m really, really excited,â€ť McGinnis said. â€śItâ€™s something Iâ€™ve always looked forward to as a kid growing up â€” getting to play first at the varsity level and now at college. Iâ€™m very excited that my dream is coming true.â€ť
A four-year member of the Lady Tigers varsity squad, McGinnis earned all-conference honors last season and the coachesâ€™ award in 2010.
She has scored 16 career goals and assisted in 11 goals at her center mid position.
Foard girls soccer coach Stan Elliott is proud of his seniorâ€™s achievement.
â€śAs a coach, it is a privilege and a pleasure to see and coach girls like her,â€ť Elliott said. â€śSheâ€™s a special one. I always like seeing girls go on and play at the next level. To be a small part of that as a soccer coach and influence her life is a positive thing. Thatâ€™s why I do what I do. Sheâ€™s a great girl, on and off the field. Sheâ€™s going to do great things later on. Itâ€™s been fun. Time flies. Four years time goes by fast.â€ť
A few perks attracted McGinnis to E&H.
â€śI knew I could definitely play soccer there.,â€ť she said. â€śAcademically, it fits everything I want. I love the country, too. Itâ€™s right near the mountains, and I love the outdoors.â€ť
McGinnis transitioned her position recently and will play center back for the Tigers this spring.
She said she hopes to leave the Foard soccer team on a high note.
â€śMy career here at Foard has been great,â€ť she said. â€śObviously, we have a great coach and a great team. Iâ€™m glad I was able to make and start varsity for all four years. I love the girls. Weâ€™ve came really far. Iâ€™m excited for my last season.â€ťView more articles in: