DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Katherine Keller, a senior at Dyersburg High School committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting the enrollment offer, Katherine has expressed her intent to become a full-time student and play soccer for the Lady Scots and head coach Mark Duble in the fall of 2013.
As a member of the Lady Trojans soccer team at Dyersburg, Keller helped her team to four region championships and two A-AA state tournament appearances. As a freshman and sophomore, she helped her team defensively as a center back, and was then moved up to forward as a junior and a senior to help in the team's attack. At the end of her sophomore season, Keller was voted an honorable mention to the state team for her outstanding performances on defense. She also gained soccer experience for several years playing on a club team with the Jackson Wolves Soccer Club.
As a student at Dyersburg, Keller is a member of the National Honor Society. In her junior year, Katherine finished first in the school science fair and went on to finish third in the state-wide competition. She has also been named to her school's honor roll for three consecutive years.
Keller is planning on pursuing a Pre-Physical Therapy major with a minor in Missions. She hopes to serve the Lord by serving others in some capacity on the mission field. Katherine is excited about continuing her education at Covenant and having the opportunity to continue her soccer career as a Lady Scot.
When asked what most excites her about attending Covenant, Keller said, "I really loved the atmosphere at Covenant when I visited, so I am excited to have the opportunity to live on the mountain and enjoy the community as a full-time student. I am really looking forward to meeting all the girls that are on the women's soccer team, and I am so ready to play soccer and get out on the field again!"
Duble believes that Keller brings a multitude of talent with her to the Lady Scots program. "Team chemistry has always been a large part of who we are as a squad and Katherine already fits into this team well. She has developed the ability to read play well, especially in front of the net, and we will be looking for her to do just that for us in the fall."
Duble, along with the rest of the Covenant women's soccer coaching staff and team, are pleased to have Katherine join the Lady Scots for the 2013 season.