EKU soccer signs nine new players

Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer head coach Matt Cosinuke announced the addition of nine new players to the team on Thursday.

“This class embodies what we strive for in recruiting – talent, speed and, most importantly, a strong mentality,” Cosinuke said in a press release. “This is a special group of young women. They believe in the direction of our program and want to help us achieve our goal of the first NCAA Tournament berth EKU soccer history.”

Carmen Combs is from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington. She is a two-time All-City honoree and was voted All-Region in 2020.

Nerea de Diego is from Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, which is in Northern Spain. She plays for Racing Santander in the Liga Reto Iberdrola.

Hope Evans is from Bishop Fenwick High School in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted second team All-GLC.

Greta Gunn is from West Chester, Ohio but plays at Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati. She was voted first team All-City in 2018 and second team All-GGCL in 2018 and 2019.

Sabrina Hinz is from Temecula Preparatory School in Murrieta, California. She was a Cal South ODP Region 4 champion in 2019, a Cal South National Cup champion in 2018 and a Presidents Cup National Champion in 2016.

Tiatianna Jones is from Hamden High School in Hamden, Connecticut. She was a two-time All-SCC performer for Hamden and she holds the school’s career records for goals and assists.

Marah Krick is from the Hill School in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. She was first team All-MAPL in 2019 and won the 2019 Dedication Award.

Lucy Ream is from Fox Chapel Area High School in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. She was first team All-Big 56 and was an All-America nominee.

Claire Siler is from Turpin High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cosinuke is excited about the 2021 recruiting class and how the team will look with the new additions.

“When you think about current makeup of this team, with the addition of these new family members, you can’t help but get a little excited. From Lexington to Castro Urdiales, we have searched the globe for the right people to keep this family moving forward. We can’t wait to see them in Richmond,” Cosinuke said.

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