JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2011) - ETSU women's soccer head coach Adam Sayers announced the signing of Welsh U19 national team member Ellis Parsons (Cardiff, Wales) to the 2011 signing class on Thursday.
"I'm very excited about Ellis joining us," Sayers said. "She has extensive international and club experience, and can play in several positions very well. She is defensively excellent, possesses a detailed understanding of the game, and is very comfortable in possession. Her versatility will provide us with lots of options. This is a great signing for us, and Ellis has the ability to make an immediate, significant impact here."
Parsons joins fellow teammate Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, North Wales) as the second Welsh national team member to sign with the Bucs as the pair recently represented the Wales U19 team during two qualification stages for the UEFA Women's U19 Championship.
Ellis Parsons (MF/D) (Cardiff, Wales) (Filton College)
A member of the Welsh national team from 2007-11, Parsons has been an integral part of the team's success in international play. Parsons has recorded seven caps with the U19 team including five in UEFA competition. The Cardiff, Wales native also plays for Bristol Academy, while attending Filton College. While at Filton, Parsons was a member of a team that twice won the ECFA League Championship (2010 and 2011), the ECFA Cup (2010), the GFA Cup (2010 and 2011), and the ESFA Cup (2010). Parsons also represented Wales in Badminton from the ages of 14-16, and also represented her county in both netball and hockey.
Parsons also joins Tessa Johnson (Knoxville, Tenn.), Jenna Caudle (Middletown, Md.), Kristi Davis (Edmond, Okla.), Kim Elmore (Salem, Va.), Emilee Engelhaupt (Charlotte, N.C.), Taylor Maxson (Lewisville, Texas), and Summer Peterson (Lorton, Va.) on the 2011 signing class.
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