One of the leading goal scorers for the Lady Demons in 2022 will join senior teammate Hanna Brew at Murray State. Kaylee Foster signed earlier this month as part of Duncan High School’s signing ceremony.
Foster played volleyball, basketball and soccer throughout her four years at Duncan High School and said the love of soccer her entire life helped make the decision to play soccer in college.
“Soccer is probably my favorite sport and I have grown to love it ever since freshman year,” Foster said. “Whenever I looked at Murray and talked with the coaches, I just fell in love with it and I knew nowhere else would match that energy.”
Playing in those three activities, Foster said the support each sport provided her made it possible to do well, especially in the community support that Duncan gave to her.
“Any sport you jump into or decide to go with, it is like a big family and everyone is so welcoming and supportive and they will always have your back no matter what,” Foster said.
Foster’s soccer coach for the last three years, Dillon Southerland, knew in middle school that she was going to become a special athlete and is happy to see her head to college.
“I knew in seventh grade that Kaylee Foster was going to be a college athlete. She could’ve easily received an athletic scholarship to play any of the three sports she participated in,” Southerland said. “One of the hardest working players I have ever had the pleasure to coach. She will step foot on campus at Murray State and immediately gain the respect from her teammates, because of her dedication and attitude towards improving everyday. I’m so fortunate that I was able to be a part of Foster’s athletic career. I’m looking forward to watching her at the next level.”
With her family involved in many aspects of her time at Duncan, Foster said her family and travel coaches have been a big part of her success and also thanked her coaches at Duncan for being there for her.
“My dad has been one of my biggest supporters, he’s always been there for me and always is talking with me, pushing me to do my best no matter what and no matter how I’m feeling,” Foster said. “Also, I want to thank my travel coaches, David and Jim — they have helped me a lot and whenever I got on their team, it opened the world of soccer for me and it really just made me fall in love with it even more. Also, my coaches like Southerland, Ronnie and Victor this year also helped and anytime I was feeling down or anytime I had any second thoughts, they were always there talking me into how I can help the team more. They always knew I would have a great future and I hope I can live up to those expectations.”
Foster and Brew will play for Murray State beginning in the fall 2022 and will represent the Lady Demons soccer team as they begin their college careers.