UNC Pembroke Soccer Adds Rucker To Signing Class

UNC Pembroke Soccer Adds Rucker To Signing Class

PEMBROKE – UNC Pembroke soccer head coach Lars Andersson announced an addition to his 2019 signing class on Thursday as Asheville native Kennedy Rucker inked her name to a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career with the Braves.
 
Rucker will trek to Pembroke following an outstanding prep career at T.C. Roberson High School where she raked in a slew of awards as a junior after leading the Rams to an appearance in the semifinal round of the state tournament.
 
"We have added another high quality player to an already very talented 2019 recruiting class," Andersson said. "We firmly believe that Kennedy can come in and challenge for playing time at the center back position. She has size, tremendous athletic ability and great vision for the game. In addition, she is strong in the air, calm under pressure and a great passer out of the back which will help us in our transitional play. We cannot wait to begin working with Kennedy and the rest of our 2019 recruiting class this fall."
 
Although a defender by trade, Rucker scored eight goals and added a pair of assists for T.C. Roberson as a junior, and was a key member of a Rams backline that surrendered just 0.92 goals per game and registered 10 shutouts. Rucker logged a trio of goals and one assist in a 10-1 victory over North Henderson High School during the regular season, while also tallying the Golden Goal in a 4-3 win over A.C. Reynolds High School.
 
The daughter of Angela Morton and Marc Rucker has an older brother, Chase, and an older sister, Holland. She currently maintains a 4.167 cumulative grade point average at T.C. Roberson High School and ranks in the top 20 percent of her 363-member senior class. She is undecided on her course of study at UNCP.