JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Looking to add collegiate experience to his team's roster, Jacksonville University women's soccer Head Coach Brian Copham has announced the signing of a new goalkeeper to the squad. The Dolphins welcomed NJCAA All-American Kristian Shores to the team last week, in an effort to strengthen depth in-net for the coming season.
"We are excited to have Kristian join us," Copham said. "She did an excellent job in her time at Daytona State and we look forward to her bringing the same work ethic and commitment level to Jacksonville for this fall."
Kristian Shores | GK | Jr. | New Smyrna Beach, Fla. | Daytona State College
A native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Shores comes to the River City after spending two seasons at Daytona State College. As a two-year starter in-net for the Falcons, she led the team to 23-5 record and a pair of NJCAA Region 8 State Championship appearances. The New Smyrna Beach HS product boasted a 0.64 GAA in her junior college career, accumulating 79 saves and a .832 saves percentage. Shores posted 13 total shutouts in over 2250 minutes in-net, allowing just 16 goals past her over the past two campaigns.
Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, earning various regional and national awards for her play. An NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention following this season, Shores was named the NJCAA Region 8 Goalkeeper of the Year and to the NJCAA Region 8 First-Team in both seasons she spent with the Falcons.
"Kristian can make a wide range of saves and has a willingness to compete and train at a high level," Copham added. "Her coaches continually comment on her work rate and her commitment to the team and locker room."
Shores joins the Dolphins as they prepare for the 2018 fall season, looking to improve on a 5-11 record and a trip to the ASUN Tournament Semifinals last year. She is the latest of eight new additions to the team, which is wrapping up its spring season this week.