FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University women’s soccer coach Frank Pitt has announced the addition of a pair of transfers for the 2012 campaign – Lexxis Cherry of Cary, N.C., and Dominique Evans of Simpsonville, S.C. – both with three years of eligibility remaining.
Cherry, a 5-6 forward, played her freshman season (2011) at Greensboro College. In 10 matches, she tallied one goal on 12 shots.
She is a graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School, where she lettered twice for coach Izzy Hernandez. Originally from Queens, N.Y., she grew up in Worms, Germany, prior to returning to the United States.
“Lexxis is a good athlete with a good understanding of the game,” Pitt said. “Her dominant foot is her left. She will help add depth to our squad and will provide another option in the attack.”
Evans, a 5-8 forward, is transferring from Limestone College where she played one season. Last fall, she registered seven goals and three assists while playing alongside the top scorer in the country. Two of her goals were match-winners.
She is a product of Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va., where she played under the direction of coach Kevin Hilton. As a senior, she recorded 11 goals, 14 assists, and 36 shots, while earning All-Region, All-Area, and All-District honors.
Her career totals included 39 goals and 40 assists while leading the Bobcats to a pair of Cedar Run District championships in four seasons. She was a three-time All-District and All-Region honoree. Battlefield advanced to the Virginia state title match in her freshman season.
She also ran track and set school indoor marks for both the triple and long jump.
“Dominique is a tall, strong, fast, and very technical striker,” said Pitt. “She will be a great fit for our team and will be a major threat in our attack.”
The Patriots must replace only two seniors off last season’s 4-13-1 squad.
FMU previously announced the signing of four high school seniors: forward and defender Janise Finney of Charlotte, N.C., defensive midfielder and central defender Kristyn Leung of McKinney, Texas, goalkeeper Cecilie Nadden of Loeken, Norway, and midfielder Arianna Pierner of North Augusta, S.C.