Red Raven Women's Soccer Athletes Sign 4-year Scholarships
May 1, 2014
Pictured in the front row are Charlice Gaines, who signed with Missouri Baptist, Evie Fagan (Northwestern Oklahoma), Shauna Griffin (Columbus State), and Jessica Lynch (Northwestern Oklahoma). In the back row are CCC Head Women's Soccer Coach Christie Ellis, Melissa Ewing (Arizona Christian), Angel Daggs (Arkansas-Little Rock) and CCC Assistant Coach Corey Bryant.
Coming off the most successful season ever for a Coffeyville Community College women’s soccer team, seven of the top players from this year’s team have decided where they will be playing at next year. The team announced that seven team members have signed scholarship agreements to play at the four year school level next year.
Charlice Gaines, a sophomore forward from Bemerton Washington, has signed a soccer scholarship agreement to play at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis Missouri. When asked about her decision to attend Missouri Baptist, Gaines commented that “it is in the city and that I really liked the school. I can’t wait to be a Spartan!”
Coffeyville Head Women’s Soccer Coach Christie Ellis commented on Gaines signing by saying, “We have really enjoyed our two years with Charlice. She really made a big impact for us over those years. We wish her the best.“
Melissa Ewing, a sophomore forward from Pahrump Nevada, has decided to attend Arizona Christian University next year. Melissa is coming off seasons with the Red Ravens where she earned second team All-Conference honors in both her freshmen and sophomore seasons. On her decision to attend Arizona Christian, Ewing commented that “it was closer to home and that I really liked the team and the surroundings.”
Head coach Ellis commented that “Melissa had a huge impact playing forward for us the last two years, and it will be hard to replace her on and off the field”.
Angel Daggs, a sophomore mid-fielder from Choctaw, Oklahoma, will be signing a soccer scholarship agreement to play at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock next season. Angel is coming off her sophomore season with the Red Ravens where she was able to earn second team All-Conference honors. Daggs commented that, “UALR has a really good program along with really nice dorms. I am looking forward to finishing my education there.”
Head coach Ellis commented on Daggs by saying, “Angel has been a captain on the team the last two years and she has led the girls on and off the field along with being voted MVP of the team by her teammates. We wish her the best of luck in the future.”
Shauna Griffin, a sophomore mid-fielder from Dublin, Ireland, has decided to sign a scholarship agreement with Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Griffin is coming off her sophomore season where she earned second team All-Conference along with second team All-Region honors. Griffin also led the Red Ravens this past year with a total of 15 goals and five assists. Griffin commented on her signing by saying, “Columbus State is very successful with an experienced coaching staff. The conference that they play in is a very competitive division two conference.”
Head Coach Ellis commented that “Shauna came over to us from Ireland and was our leading goal scorer this year with 15 along with being our most vocal player. Her presence will be missed.”
Jessie Lynch, a sophomore mid-fielder from Dublin, Ireland, and Evie Fagan, a sophomore mid-fielder from Salina, have both decided to sign scholarship agreements with Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Lynch is coming off seasons with the Red Ravens where she was able to earn honorable mention All-Conference honors as a freshmen and second team All-Conference honors as a sophomore. On her decision Lynch commented that “The scholarship was very impressive and I really liked the coaches.” Fagan commented on her signing by saying, “I really like the school and coaches and it seemed like a really good fit.”
Head Coach Ellis commented on the two girls by saying “Jessie was one of our captains this past year and was also one of our hardest workers. She is very dedicated to her education.” “Evie came to us as a transfer and she seemed to be the missing link this year that pushed us over the edge to multiple victories.”
Cheyenne Forshey, a sophomore from Dixon, Mo., signed with Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. Forshey transferred to SBU in the spring. Last season, Forshey saw action in 17 games and allowed less than one goal per game. Forshey compiled an 85.7% save percentage and was credited with a 5-3 record.
The Red Ravens set a school record for wins this past season and finished with a 14-5-1 mark. In addition to Ellis as the head coach, the team is assisted by Corey Bryant.