Duffy inks two in first wave of signings

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Heading into his second full offseason at the helm, Carson-Newman Women's Soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced his first two signings for the 2019 year.

"I'd like to welcome Makayla Garner and Addie Henry to our family," Coach Simon Duffy said. "I believe they will be great additions to our program moving forward and I can't wait until they get here so we can get them involved right away."

Garner, a native of Fort Mill, S.C., comes to Mossy Creek from Nation Ford High School as a frontline member of the squad. Garner has played varsity soccer for three seasons heading into her senior campaign this upcoming spring. During her freshman year, she led the team in goals with 14 and was second in assists with seven over a 21-game span. In 10 games during her sophomore season, Garner notched six goals and four assists to lead the team.

Garner did not play in high school during her junior year as she spent time with the USSDA U17 and U19 Charlotte Soccer Academy clubs.

"We spotted Makayla at our ID camp two years ago and were immediately impressed," Duffy said. "She can play anywhere across the front line and is that great on the football going at defenders, I'm looking forward to seeing Makayla in the C-N jersey."

Garner holds a long list of accolades including 2017 All-Region, Offensive MVP, and Crescent Cup All-Tournament Team to go along with 2016 MVP and All-Tournament Team honors.

Henry, who will arrive as an Eagle out of Signal Mountain, Tenn., played High School at Chattanooga Christian. A three-sport athlete in Soccer, Basketball, and Tennis, Henry has notched a whopping 65 goals and 46 assists in her four years earning All-State honors her junior and senior seasons as well as All-District and All-Region all four years.

Henry's team won the region championship four years in a row and finished as state runner-up three different times. The Chargers also collected three district titles in her time.

"Addie will make a great addition to the midfield," Duffy said. "With her strength and ability on the football, she will fit right in. Addie's sister played here at Carson Newman so she will be very familiar with her new surroundings."

Duffy is expected to announce further signings for his unit in the coming weeks.