Liberty soccer players sign with colleges
February 6, 2013
By Christina Corrales-Toy
NEW — 4:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013
Four members of the Liberty High School soccer team will continue their athletic pursuits in college.
Nicolle Marlow, Kailiana Johnson, Katie Noonan and Kiana Hafferty signed their letters of intent in a special signing day ceremony at the school on Feb. 6.
Both Marlow and Johnson will play for Washington State University, while Noonan will play for Southeastern Louisiana University and Hafferty will suit up for Seattle Pacific University.
The Patriot soccer team placed fourth in state this year, under the tutelage of first-year coach Tami Nguyen.
The Liberty coach played soccer at the University of Washington, helping the Huskies capture the Pacific-10 Conference championship in 2000. So, it was a little bit difficult seeing so much crimson and grey at the ceremony, she joked.
“I’m a Husky, but I love these guys,” she said, pointing toward her athletes.
The players’ departures will indeed leave immense shoes to be filled, Nguyen said, but she thanked the group for bringing the Liberty soccer program to where it is today.
“This class in general, for Liberty and girls soccer, definitely has put us on the map,” she said. “They have so much to be proud of.”