Brevard, N.C. – Head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara is pleased to announce that he has added three commitments to the 2011 Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team.
Anastasia Drummond, Drasti Patel, and Megan Jenkins are all incoming freshmen that have decided to join the Brevard College athletic family this fall.
Anastasia Drummond – Drummond joins the Tornados from Fred T. Foard High School. The Newton, North Carolina native played for Coach Stan Elliot at Foard High School. On the field, she was named an all-conference defender in both her sophomore and junior seasons as a Tiger. Drummond was also a standout tennis player for Foard High School. She lettered in all four years in tennis, as well as, being named all-conference in her senior season.
Coach Shinohara was exuberant when asked about Drummond. "Ana is a solid defender that will bring both athleticism and speed to our back line. After playing some in the midfield, she has great vision and an ability to possess the ball out of the back. We are excited to have this new addition to our back line."
Drasti Patel – Patel joins the BC women’s soccer team from Charlotte, North Carolina. She attends Olympic High School where she plays for Coach Matthew Merrill. Patel runs cross country and track for Olympic, in addition to her successful soccer career. She was a four year varsity starter under Coach Merill. She was named to the all-conference team in 2009 and 2010, and was also named Olympic’s defensive MVP for the 2010 season. In addition to her honors on the soccer field, she was named all-conference in cross country as well. Academically, Patel is on the A/B Honor Roll at Olympic High School.
"We are pleased to bring Drasti into this program not only as an athlete but also a student in the classroom," said Shinohara of Patel. "She is a natural lefty and will provide depth in both the midfield and defense on the left side. Drasti brings a high level of endurance and will be looked at for her energy when the team needs."
Megan Jenkins – Jenkins comes to the Tornados from Reidsville, North Carolina. Jenkins attends Reidsville Senior High School where she played soccer for Coach Jarrod Williams. Jenkins also played tennis and was a member of the swim team at Reidsville Senior High School, in addition to being a member of the cheerleading squad. Jenkins led her high school team in scoring with 26 goals during her junior season and was name all-conference in her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. Jenkins was an all-region performer in her junior year as well as being named a captain as a junior and senior. In the classroom, Jenkins has been named to the honor roll in every semester, as well as being awarded with the Scholastics Scholarship award her junior year.
"Megan is finishing up a successful club and high school career and we are excited to see what she brings to our program. She is versatile, being able to play up top and in the midfield. We are thrilled to have Megan in our soccer program and are excited to see what she can do on the field and in the classroom," stated coach Shinohara.