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Lady Pioneer Turned Lady Buck

Bethany Porter

MTN Sports Reporter

The thought of never playing soccer again was unimaginable for senior Savannah Cox.

Cox has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember.

“I started playing at age five, but I’ve been pretty much playing since I could walk,” said Cox.

When the opportunity for her to continue her soccer career arose, she jumped at the chance. She signed a contract to continue playing soccer the next two years at Motlow State Community College.

Cox was a standout player for Warren County Lady Pioneer soccer team, being an All-District defender for three straight seasons. Motlow had her on their radar for a while. Motlow’s head soccer coach, Andy Lyon, was drawn to Cox because of her skill and his need to build a strong defense.

Cox seems to be just what he is looking for because she successfully held down the defense for the past three years and kept them in the District Championship race.

Cox is most excited to continue the sport she loves with the new team and, “be able to play the sport [she] love[s] for two more years.” The team was welcoming to her and the college being close to home is a big bonus for Cox.

“Continuing my soccer career means the world to me," said Cox. "I get to make new friends and grow as a person.”

The love of the game drove Cox to the community college an hour away. Being able to play the sport she fell in love with is very exciting for the high school senior.

She will join the team for the fall 2020 season. She will have an opportunity to make many memories and play in more games these next two years. Cox plans to major in education at Motlow and become an elementary school teacher in the future.


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