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NCAA May 10, 2019

Austin Peay women’s soccer signs two internationals for 2019

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CLARKSVILLE (Via Austin Peay) – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer head coach Naomi Kolarova has announced two more international signees to her 2019 recruiting class.

The two signees raise Kolarova’s incoming class to 12 players that now includes eight true freshman and four transfers, five of which hail from outside the United States.

The first signee, Dagmar Voerman, is a midfielder from the Netherlands specializing in a defensive role. She has been involved with the regional and national Dutch teams since age 10. Between 2012 and 2015 she was a member of the Dutch Soccer Association’s (KNVB) Northeast Netherlands All-District Team. In 2015, she was selected to the Dutch U14 National Team and also played on the U16 National Team. Since 2017, Voerman has played for VV Witkampers in the Eerste Klasse division, the third tier of semi-professional soccer in the Netherlands.

“Dagmar is a technical, well-rounded defensive midfielder that finds ways to get on the ball as much as she can in games,” said Kolarova. “She is good in possession, smart and comfortable on and off the ball and we will think she will be a great fit for our style of play. We expect her to make an immediate impact for us this fall and are excited to see her soccer IQ and technical ability combine with the athleticism of players we will have on the field around her.”

Anna McPhie also joins the Govs for the fall season. McPhie, like coach Kolarova, also hails from the country of New Zealand. McPhie, a dynamic, quick forward will be the first Kiwi to ever play for the Govs. She has been a part of the New Zealand Youth National Team Pool since high school and has played at the senior club level in New Zealand. She attended Wairarapa College and honed her skills as a versatile forward who links will with the midfield.

“Anna is an exciting, dynamic forward that will add technical ability and smart tactical movement for us up front,” said Kolarova. “She has played at the senior women’s level throughout high school and has been in the Youth National Team setup, so we expect her to bring a high level of play to our program right away. She is a strong, quick, and smart player who likes to combine with the midfield and can be a playmaker, but also a decoy with her forward line movement. She loves to put anything away in front of goal too and we believe she can be a major contributor this upcoming season.”