Soccer signees: Kelsey Tillman
Feb. 10, 2012
Head Coach Derek Greene and the Vanderbilt women's soccer program continue their 2012 signee introductions with a forward from Washington, D.C.. suburb Vienna, Va.: Kelsey Tillman.
Coach Greene on Tillman:
"Kelsey is probably going to be one of the unsung heroes of this class. She's played a lot of club soccer, but she's never been a player that's gone out to the region level (ODP) and I think a lot of people may not know about Kelsey. I am confident once she gets here, people are going to be asking themselves where we found her. She has an opportunity to develop and work hard here, and the fact that she'll be comfortable at Vanderbilt since both of her parents went to school here is going to be a big thing for her coming in--she's familiar with the school and the city.
"Whether she is running and covering a lot of ground with her speed or on the ball beating people in tight spaces, Kelsey has a great ability to accelerate over a short distance.
"I see Kelsey potentially playing up front, out wide for us. But she also has the quickness to be an attacking center mid. Kelsey is good enough on the ball to break people down on the dribble really well, one-on-one. She'll be another player that will come in and challenge our front line for opportunities to play, and compete for a starting spot. We're excited to have her joining us."
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