HENDERSONVILLE - Commando senior soccer standout Hailey Stevens signed her letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Lebanon’s Cumberland University on Wednesday afternoon.
“I wanted to be close to home,” Stevens said. “Family is a big deal to me and I’m really big on getting as much playing time as I can. It seems selfish but I just want to play as much as I can because I don’t know when my career will end.”
Stevens was a four-year member of the Lady Commandos soccer program where she earned many accolades including, but not limited to: all-county, all-region, all-district and she was named to the Tennessee All-Star game.
“My four years have been the best,” she said. “This is an amazing program, and amazing community and the players are phenomenal. I love every part of this program and this school.”
Stevens adds she will study health care business when she gets on campus and says she is unsure which position she will actually play at Cumberland.
“My club coach and college coach is the same guy and for him during club I play a holding mid which is defense and midfield,” she added.
Stevens plays club ball for Tennessee United under coach Brian Davies.
Cumberland competes in the Mid-South Conference where they are coming off a perfect 7-0 conference season and 14-5-1 overall record.