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O'Brien adds four to incoming class

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lipscomb head coach Kevin O’Brien has made a big splash since taking over in December. Nowhere has that been more evident than on the recruiting trail, which O’Brien has hit with unyielding enthusiasm since coming to Nashville.

O’Brien announced Wednesday that he has added four more signees for the upcoming season, joining seven more incoming student-athletes signed in March.

Cristina Giron is a Nashville native and alumnus of Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School. Her all-state performance in 2011 helped lead the Knights to the state tournament for the first time in 12 years.

Giron was a five-time state champion at the club level with Brentwood Soccer Club’s U18 squad and was a Tennessee Olympic Development player.

Nicole Marton is an All-State midfielder and Olympic Development player from West Virginia. With dual US-Romanian citizen, Marton is spending her summer training with the u19 Romanian National Team. The Romanian u19 squad has advanced to the European Championships for the first time and will make history this summer as their nation’s first representatives in a major women’s final tournament.

After competing for Cedarville University last season, Keri Sachtleben will join the Lady Bisons in the fall. She had three shutouts and 28 total saves for the Lady Jackets in 2011.

Prior to her time at Cedarville, Sachtleben was an Olympic Development participant in her home state of Virginia. She will compete with returning Lady Bison netminders Erin Zerio and Allison Brown.

Florida native Kendall Galvan rounds out the most recent group of signees. She was a three-time district champion with Key West High School and a two-time all-district athlete. With an eye toward coaching in the future, Galvan will be an education major at Lipscomb.

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