ETSU announces signing of Scottish standout McKerlie
Emily McKerlie
ETSU announces signing of Scottish standout McKerlie
Thursday, March 12, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2015) - Head Women's Soccer Coach Adam Sayers and the ETSU coaching staff have announced the addition of Scottish standout Emily McKerlie (Dumfries, Scotland) to the Buccaneers' 2015 signing class.

McKerlie, a native of Dumfries, Scotland, will bring a wealth of international playing experience to ETSU. As a youth player, McKerlie earned more than 30 caps for Scotland.

"I am extremely happy that Emily [McKerlie] will be joining us," Sayers said. "She has played at a very high level, with the Scottish national teams, and Celtic, and the experience and education gained in those environments will be a huge benefit."

McKerlie, who has experience at the centre-back and central midfield positions, partipated in the Women's U-19 European Championships in Norway in 2014.

She will join an ETSU squad which won a program-best 15 matches in 2014, citing ETSU's prominence as a top university with a top-level soccer program as contributing factors in her decision to join the Bucs.

"She is a very talented central defender, and will have a hugely important role to play in our back four next season," Sayers said. "She will fit well into our style of play, and we can't wait for her to arrive."

McKerlie is the daughter of Mark McKerlie and Charlene Cruickshank.

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