In addition to the seven new faces who signed National Letters of Intent to join the Morehead State soccer program on Feb. 1, the Eagles have landed a commitment from homegrown standout Emilee DeMoss to suit up for head coach Warren Lipka's team next fall.
"Emilee has worked through our camp program, and she's really developed her game," said Lipka. "She was a vital part of her high school team's success, and we look forward to seeing her in a Morehead State jersey."
DeMoss joins the Eagles from nearby Rowan County Senior High School, located less than five miles from the Morehead State campus. The 5-foot-4 defender led her hometown Vikings to a KHSAA Girls' State Soccer Championship quarterfinals appearance in 2015, under the guidance of head coach Alan Evans.
As a defender, DeMoss anchored 36 shutouts in her high school career. She also scored 10 goals herself, while assisting on seven more. DeMoss was twice named first team all-region, named all-district as a senior, and three times awarded all-area. Rowan County was crowned district champion four straight times, as well as region champion, with DeMoss on the backline.
DeMoss spent the last two seasons competing for Eastern Kentucky Futbol Club under head coach Sean Perdue in Ashland, Ky. Appearing on the honor roll each of her four years at RCSHS, she plans to major in biomedical sciences at Morehead State.
DeMoss joins Meghan Arnett, Caitlyn Burdine, Katie Kiolbassa, Lauryn Kunz, Holly Logsdon, Taylor Malucky, and Tia Williams in the freshman class of 2017.