Lady Pilots sign Bossier City soccer star, Rachel Alexander
January 26, 2006
Shreveport, LA---Just two months after competing in the 2005 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship game and advancing to the Region XIII Tournament with a 12-6 record in their first year of competition, LSUS Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jed Jones has been hard at work looking to find the pieces to the puzzle that will lift his Lady Pilots to the next level. Jones and the Lady Pilots are excited to welcome who they believe will be one of those pieces by announcing the official signing of Rachel Alexander from Parkway High School.
Alexander is a 5’4 center midfielder who will enter LSUS as a sophomore. The native of Bossier City, LA posted quite a list of accomplishments throughout her four year tenure at Parkway High School where she was coached by her mother, Tere Alexander.
The newest member of the Lady Pilot family brings an offensive presence with a list of accomplishments that speaks for itself. Alexander was selected 1st Team All-District, All-City, and All-State from 2000-2004. She was also awarded All-District MVP honors from 2000-2004, and was named All-State MVP in 2003-2004.
As Bossier City’s leading scorer for four consecutive years, Alexander collected a career total 244 goals which set a state record for career goals. In 2003-2004, she finished with a state record 82 goals in a single season.
Alexander has not only set the standard for success at the local and state levels, but she has also placed her name among the best in the country as she is 2nd in career goals at the high school level with 244, and is 4th on the single season scoring list with 82.
While natural ability and knowledge of the game were key factors in the key to Alexander’s success, she attributes much of her achievements to her coaches and teammates.
“All of the awards and achievements are amazing, but I truly could not have done it had it not been for my coach/mom, my assistant coach Allen Wood, and especially not without the teammates who surrounded me,” explained Alexander.
The addition of Alexander to the Lady Pilots line-up solidifies an already potent offense. Katrina Blackwell, Calandre Singh, and Michelle Williamson combined for 31 goals as freshmen last season, while defenseman Shaderia Evans added six goals and 10 assists and was labeled GCAC Defensive Player of the Year.
“Rachel is an incredible athlete who defines what it means to be a true student-athlete. She will make an immediate contribution from the midfield/forward position and we are very excited to be able to have her join the Lady Pilot family here at LSUS,” concluded Jones of Alexander.