Three of the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs soccer players recently signed letters of intent to Belhaven University. Those players included Sarah Chastain of Madison, Pepper Ann Filbert of Brandon and Morgan McKinion of Brandon.
"We are very excited for Morgan, Pepper and Sarah for signing to continue their athletic careers," Women's Associate Head Soccer Coach Wesley Noble said. "These three ladies have been fantastic for the past two years and have truly helped take our program to a new level: both on and off the field.
"After numerous offers for each of them, they decided they wanted to stay together and stay close to home," Noble said. "Belhaven is not only getting three great players, but they are also getting three excellent people. I am very excited to see what all they accomplish these next two years at Belhaven and beyond that."
Chastain, daughter of Becky and Judson Chastain, will play center back for the Belhaven Blazers. A graduate of Madison Central, Chastain was named Most Valuable Player as a defender for the Lady Bulldogs. She was also named 2018 All-State.
Filbert, daughter of Ginger and Robert Filbert, will be a center mid-fielder at Belhaven. A graduate of Brandon High School, she was named All-State both in 2017 and 2018 as a midfielder for Holmes. In addition to soccer, Filbert is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, a member of Meadow Grove Baptist Church and an employee of Explorer's Daycare. She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing.
McKinion, daughter of Due and Johnny McKinion, is also a graduate of Brandon High School. She will continue as a goalkeeper when she transfer to Belhaven. McKinion's honors include membership in Phi Theta Kappa and the Holmes Bulldog Award for the 2018 soccer team.
For more information on the Holmes Soccer Program, contact Head Soccer Coach Matt Convertino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 605-3412.