CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern women's soccer head coach Eric Terrill announced on Friday afternoon that seniors Lydia Frierson and Kelly Hinkle, and junior McKenzie Davis will serve as team captains for the upcoming 2017 season.
"These three players bring experience, hard work, and dedication to the program," Terrill said. "We're looking forward to these three to help us continue to develop and bring our team to the next level. The staff and team are excited for these three to lead us in the coming season."
Frierson, a 2016 captain, is a two-time Big South All-Academic honoree and has tied for the CSU team lead in assists over the past two seasons. The Laurel, Md. Native finished fourth on the team in the 2016 season with two goals scored and was one of eight players last season to play in all 18 matches.
Hinkle has made strides on the team over the past three seasons and finished 10th in the Big South in game-winning goals scored in 2016 with two. The Cincinnati, Ohio native scored CSU's game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Jacksonville State on September 16 and followed up with the game-winning score in a 1-0 win over UNC Asheville on September 24. She earned 15 starts in the midfield in 2016.
Davis, a 2015 Big South All-Tournament team selection, has been a consistent performer in the CSU midfield since her time as a freshman. The Fort Mill, S.C. native played nearly 1,000 minutes on the pitch last season earning 14 starts for the Bucs last year.
Charleston Southern opens the 2017 season on the road on August 18 at Jacksonville University.