Feb. 10, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Cincinnati, Ohio native Lindsay Bell of Anderson High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of Memphis soccer program as announced Tuesday. She is the fourth of six signees on the Lady Tigers' 2009-10 signing class.
"We're extremely excited to have Lindsay Bell join our team," said head coach Brooks Monaghan. "We believe that she has the ability to come in immediately and compete for playing time at the center back position. She has both great size, and the ability to read the game very well."
The defender has four varsity letters for women's soccer at Anderson High School under coach Bil Miller. She is a three-time All-Conference first-team selection. She also received All-City honorable mention in 2008 as team captain of the Redskins. At Anderson High School, she helped her team to two conference championships in 2007 and 2008, and a sectional championship in 2008.
"I think Lindsay will come in, fit in well, and do a very good job pushing the players that we have at the center back position," said Monaghan. "She also has the ability to come in and play some key minutes for us as early as this coming year."
On the club level, Bell is a member of the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. Her Ohio Elite squad has won the past six state titles from 2003-08. She helped them to a Region II champions in 2005 and finalists in 2004 and 2006. At the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Nationals in 2005, her team placed third. Four times, her team won the US Club Midwest Regional Championship with a combined record of 32-0-4 over the four years.
"Not only does she have a lot of experience, but she is a winner," said Monaghan. "Every team that she has been a member of has been a winning team, from her club team to her high school team. She knows nothing other than winning and that's the kind of mentality that we want in our program."
Bell is the daughter of James and Julie Bell.