FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team signed its second national team player on Friday when Lyndsay Corry signed a national letter of intent to attend Arkansas for the fall of 2005.
Corry becomes the seventh player to sign with the Lady Razorbacks as Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson assembles his first full signing class. A native of northern Ireland, Corry has played on the national and international level for several years as a former member of Northern Ireland’s U-17 team and currently as a player on its U-19 squad.
"Lyndsay is good with both feet and sees the field exceptionally well as you would expect from a national team player," Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. "Her ability to transition from defense to offense is exceptional."
With the ability to play either forward of defender, Corry is a versatile player that should help Arkansas in many facets in the coming year. She is currently playing in Holland and is preparing to leave for Switzerland where her U-19 team is scheduled to take on the Ukraine, Poland and the host Switzerland at the U-19 European Championships.
"Lyndsay Corry is one of the most promising young talents from Northern Ireland," Sara Booth, the captain of the Northern Ireland national team said. "Her technical ability and composure on the ball is amazing. She is a key player for our (Northern Ireland) country and we are very proud of her earning a scholarship at Arkansas. She is a fantastic role model for the young women in Northern Ireland."
Of Arkansas’ seven signees, Corry joins England native Carly Telford as players with national and international experience. The pair heads up what could end up being Arkansas’ best signing class ever as they are joined by the likes of Arkansas native Whitney Allison, Leah Collison, Megan Fawley, Lindsay Patterson and Abbey Wilburn.
The Northern Ireland U-18 coach Andy McMorran Was also very complimentary of Corry’s signing.
"This presents the opportunity of a lifetime for both Lyndsay and the Lady Razorbacks," McMorran said. "She is a quality person going to a quality team which operates on a first class basis."
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