Jan. 13, 2014
HOUSTON — University of Houston Soccer and head coach Chris Pfau have announced the addition of two Division I transfers as Hailey Kirkwood (Akron) and Jordan Brown (Tennessee Tech) are set to join the Cougars this spring.
Kirkwood hails from Las Vegas, Nev. and played previously at the University of Akron as a defender, while Brown hails from League City, Texas and Clear Springs High School outside of Houston, where she played previously at Tennessee Tech as a goalkeeper.
“I am very excited about adding Jordan Brown and Hailey Kirkwood to the Houston Soccer program,” said head coach Chris Pfau. “Both players will add not only experience, but bring a leadership quality with them. Both players are at Houston to help build a great program.
“Jordan brings great experience at a high level being brought into National Camp during her freshman year at Tennessee Tech. She is someone that can come in right away and build on what goalkeepers Cami Koski and Sydney George left behind as record-setting keepers in this program.
Hailey Kirkwood is a great defender that played for me at Akron. She stepped in right away as a freshman at outside back and was great defender. She has the ability to go forward and create havoc with other teams and with that type of talent, I expect her to do the same here at Houston.”
D | Las Vegas, Nev. (Akron)
College at University of Akron: As a freshman started and played every minute in the win at Michigan - first time in school history beating a nationally ranked team…Helped Akron to a No. 7 ranking in the region - first time Akron was ranked in region
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner and starter…Totaled seven goals and 25 assists as a defender…Was named captain her junior and senior year…Voted Soccer MVP her junior year
Club Soccer: Neusport FC: Ranked sixth in the Rocky Mountain Region in TopDrawer…Seven consecutive years as State Cup Winners (2004-10)… Helped team to a Surf Cup Champions title in 2009, Region IV Quarter finalists in 2006, 2009 and 2010
GK | League City, Texas (Tennessee Tech)
College at Tennessee Tech: Played every minute of freshman and sophomore year…Voted Newcomer of the Year as a freshman…Ranked 13th in the nation with total saves as a freshman with 124 saves…Ranked fourth in the nation as a sophomore with 138 total saves in NCAA Division I…Named to the Athletic Director Honor Roll and OVC Honor Roll
ODP Camps: Freshman year of college - Invited to the US National Goalkeeping training camp in Chula Vista in 2012…Attended the iD2 National Camp in Ft. Lauderdale in 2010
Club: Played for Challenge 94 from 2007-10…Played for Space City Premier 93 from 2010-11…Premier League member with Challenge from 2007-09 and won state with Challenge in 2007
High school: Played at Clear Springs High School from 2009-12…Named First Team All-District and County freshman, sophomore, and junior year…Was a First Team All-Region honoree junior year…Honored as Team MVP sophomore and junior year…Named Goalkeeper of the Year as a junior for 24-5A…Helped team become Bi-Area Champions, Regional Quarterfinal Champions and Semi-Finalist
ODP: South Texas 94 Team from 2007-10…Selected for the sub-regional All-Star Team in 2007… In 2008 was selected for the Region III Holdover Camp, Interregional Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, California Regional Camp, and elected for the Regional International Tournament in Costa Rica in 2009…Team finished second amongst all US and Costa Rica teams