November 18, 2020
East Central Community College Head Women’s Soccer Coach Ryan Joiner has announced eight new members of the Lady Warrior soccer team who will join the program in Decatur starting in fall 2021.
Madison Carroll, Winger, Florence High School, Florence. Carroll played for the 2018 Class 4A State Champion and 2017, 2019, and 2020 Class 4A State Runner-Up Lady Eagles.
“Madison has played at perennial power Florence High School and has competed for state championships for the last five years,” noted Joiner. “She knows how to win at the club and high school level and will offer our team a lot of experience in higher level matches. She loves to take players on from wide areas and also can serve crosses in from different areas of the field.”
Lexi Green, Winger, George County High School, Lucedale. Green runs cross country and also plays soccer for Gulf Coast United Futbol Club in Gulfport.
“Lexi is a winger who looks to get forward and has a great delivery of the ball into the box,” said Joiner. “She has worked hard to learn the game tactically and comes from a high school where she is pushed to play in different systems. Her desire to learn different styles of play will suit us well at ECCC.”
Morgan Massey, Defender, Newton County High School, Decatur. Massey played for the 2018 Class 4A North State Finalist Lady Cougars, was a Central Mississippi All-Star selection, and also plays for Mississippi Rush United in Jackson.
“Morgan is a player who we have watched develop over the last several years and has really grown as a defender and midfielder,” commented Joiner. “She can play as a center back and also can slide into a defensive midfielder role. Morgan will offer a really good presence in the center of the field.”
Victoria Moseley, Forward, East Central High School, Moss Point. Moseley played for the 2018 5A State Runner-Up Lady Hornets and also plays for the Gulf Coast Rangers in Daphne, Ala.
“Victoria is a very fast forward, but can also slide out wide and even can play as a defender,” Joiner said. “Her versatility as a goal scorer and also her ability to defend and press 1v1 from the front will help the Lady Warriors in 2021. She has a phenomenal work ethic and will help add more pace to our team.”
Jaden Parker, Goalkeeper, St. Martin High School, Ocean Springs. Parker is a two-time Mississippi Coast All-Star selection.
“Jaden is a great shot stopping goalkeeper who is also comfortable playing out of the back which suits our style well,” said Joiner. “She will be a great asset to the team in a variety of ways and we expect her to challenge for playing time early on. Jaden can really bring a lot of character and desire off the field to the team as well, as she continually looks to improve her teammates and herself.”
Brooke Robinson, Defender, Clarkdale High School, Clarkdale. Robinson is a Central Mississippi All-Star selection, Defensive MVP, and also plays for the Alliance Futbol Club in Meridian.
“Brooke is a strong, fast, and towering player who can move around the field in a few different positions,” said Joiner. “She has the versatility to play as a central defender, a winger, and could also play in the middle of the field if needed. Brooke will bring a tenacity and grit to the team that we welcome at ECCC and will be a danger on set pieces, too.”
Kara Wager, Forward, George County High School, Lucedale. Wager also plays for the Hattiesburg Futbol Club.
“Kara comes from a team at George County that likes to press high and force teams to play under pressure,” said Joiner. “Her desire to defend from a front position will suit our pressing style and she can also add goals from wide areas. Kara will be a player that we expect to come in and add a lot of hard work and passion to the team.”
Juliana Wells, Midfielder, Poplarville High School, Poplarville. Wells also plays for the Southern States Soccer Academy in Hattiesburg.
“Juliana is a player we saw who can come in and compete for a spot in the midfield for us in 2021, but can also find her way up front to score goals,” commented Joiner. “She is very determined to provide defensive cover from front areas and will add goals to the team going forward, too.”