MONROE – Union Academy celebrated three of its female soccer players who signed to play at the collegiate level.
The three seniors, coached by Vic Johnson, are members of the 2018 and 2019 state 1A championship teams. They helped lead their team to establish a NCHSAA state record for most consecutive wins, which stands at 44.
Midfielder Sarah Brown signed with UNC Charlotte. She was named MVP of the 2019 state championship 1A game, as well as all-state in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Forward Kelsey Havican signed to play with Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Havican was named all-conference and all-region in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Goalie Chiara Coppin has signed to play at UNC Pembroke. Coppin, who is ranked eighth in the state and 69th in the nation for high school goalkeepers, earned All-Conference Goalie of the Year. She was named to the all-region team 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the all-state team 2018 and 2019.
All three are NCHSAA Scholar-Athletes.