Kirsty Smith, a native of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, has agreed to become a member of the Brenau University soccer team this fall, as announced by coach Mike Lochstampfor on Thursday.
Smith began her soccer career with the Doncaster Rovers Parklands at the under-10 level then moved up to the Doncaster Belles for under-12 and under-15. Smith next spent time at the Sheffield United Academy, an elite players program in England.
From there she played for the Belles in the open-aged league, the Leeds Carnegie Ladies program and most recently competed for Balby Carr Community Sports College during her high-school years.
Smith, who graduated from the top of her high school class, was recruited by the likes of Mississippi State, UMass and Mansfield University before deciding that Brenau was the right fit for her, both athletically and academically.
“She will be a tremendous addition to our program and fills and crucial need as a likely left outside midfielder. She is a natural left footer ... with excellent technical skills, including a grate first touch,” Lochstampfor said. “She can serve a nice cross in from the flank or come in from the middle and score, so she is very versatile. She love the game and is a very hard worker, so I anticipate her making an immediate impact on our soccer program this fall.”