Ursuline News

Three Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Kylie Dobbs (soccer) signed with Mizzou, Addison Higgins (soccer) signed with Texas A&M - Commerce, and Kylie Koeijmans (soccer) signed with the University of Tulsa.

For 14 years, Kylie Dobbs ’21 has been playing soccer. She plays forward, but specifically, center forward.

“I love it because I enjoy the offensive side of the game specifically 1v1s and shooting,” she said. “I like scoring goals for my team.”

Her favorite parts about soccer are the friends she’s gained and the lessons she’s learned over the years. She’s also very excited to play at the collegiate level, make new friends, and represent such a great school.

“None of this would have been possible without my coaches, teammates, friends, and family over the years, especially the Ursuline soccer community,” she said. “Y’all kept me playing these past four years, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. TNG!”

She will study Journalism in the hopes of becoming a Sports Broadcaster.

Addison Higgin’s ’21 has been playing soccer for 14 years. She plays Forward and according to her coach, has great speed and a strong left foot.   

“I love playing Forward,” she said. “Scoring and running are my favorite parts of the position.”    

A two-year member of the Ursuline Varsity team, she most enjoys being with her teammates. 

“Our jokes and fun times playing together have made us really close,” she said.   

She also offers this advice, “Don’t give up on your goals because somehow, some way they will come true.” 

Next year, she will study Kinesiology and looks forward to meeting her new teammates.

Since she was three years old, Kylie Koeijmans ’21 has played soccer. Her position? Goalkeeper.

“I love being the last line of defense and the pressure that comes with it,” she said. “I enjoy competition and how competitive the sport is coupled with the team aspect of the game.”

Her game strategy consists of trying not to overthink and to just play the game to the best of her ability.

Next year, she will major in Engineering and looks forward to playing soccer in college and meeting and playing with girls from all around the country.

“Thank you so much to family, teammates, and coaches who have helped push and motivate me, getting me where I am today,” she said. “I am forever grateful and am going to miss you all so much!”

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Go Bears!