Soccer Adds Pair to 2012 Signing Class

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer head coach J.D. Kzyer has announced the addition of two players to the 2012-13 class including local standout Hannah Wyatt and keeper Lauren Thomas.

Wyatt of Soddy Daisy High School was named the 2010 MVP of her team and is a two-time Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps selection. Last season, she helped lead her team to a 20-2-2 record and the Region title, advancing to the State Tournament semifinals. In her junior year, she had a season-high 21 goals and led Soddy Daisy to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The Trojans have won several district and region titles in her four years with the team. Wyatt was named to all-state, all-region and all-district teams over her four-year career racking up 44 goals and 49 assists over that time.

"When Hannah was 12, she was on the select team that I coached," Kyzer said. "I knew there was something special about her then. She had talent.

"Her work rate matches anyone on the team and her knowledge of the game tactically helps. She is a quick, aggressive team player and she has the skills to play anywhere on the field."

Kyzer also signed Lauren Thomas from Germantown High School in Germantown, Tenn. While her primary position on the field is goalkeeper, she can also play at the striker position. She was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of Preps in 2011.

"Lauren has a presence in the goal that allows her to length to reach the high balls and her aggressiveness give her the ability to go after the low shots as well," Kyzer said. "She has good hands and is very confident in the net."

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