BREVARD, N.C.- Head Coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara and the Brevard College women’s soccer team are excited to announce Courtney Perkins, Jasmine Verbruggen and Riley Sullivan as new additions to the 2014 Tornados women’s soccer team.
Courtney Perkins is coming to Brevard from Tarboro High School where she received All Region and All Conference for soccer in 2012 and 2013. Her goalkeeping talent will be a great asset for BC this approaching season.
While she isn’t on the soccer field, she is also very involved in Girl Scouts and was awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award in 2010. Along with her participation in the scouts, she received the title of President for the St. James United Methodist Church youth group in 2014. Courtney also got certified as a lifeguard to spend a little more time outside in the summer.
“I’m very impressed with her enthusiasm and her energy to become a college athlete," head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara said, "She has developed a lot in high school and we are very excited to have her in a goalkeeping position here."
Jasmine Verbruggen will add more international flair for the Tornados this fall. Verbruggen is coming from Zutendaal, Belgium as a midfield from Heilie-Hartcollege Lanaken.
Jasmine not only excelled in soccer but also has passion for other activities such as tennis, skiing, snowboarding and kickboxing. Her tennis skills gained her three club titles in singles and doubles. In 2012, she landed in second place for the Cup of Belgium in soccer and was the 2013 national champion in division two for Belgium.
“Jasmine has great knowledge and skill of the game,” coach Shinohara said, “She will not only bring her physical ability but her technical ability and will be a huge asset to our program with her background and development she will be great addition to the team”
Riley Sullivan is the last of the trio to join the group as a goalkeeper from Abingdon, Va. She received All District honors for goalkeeping in 2011 and 2012 while adding on All Regional in 2012. Her academic success placed her in National Honor Society and the All-A Honor Roll. The four year captain will graduate from Abingon High School in the top 10% of her graduating class.
“Riley is very talented not only in soccer but in music and creativitiy, yet she is probably the hardest working goalkeeper I’ve ever seen. I’m very excited about the energy she will bring in as well as her charisma.”