Cloud County sophomore Hollie Johnston signs with Life University

Cloud County sophomore Hollie Johnston signed with Life University on Thursday
Cloud County sophomore Hollie Johnston signed with Life University on Thursday

CONCORDIA, Kansas — On Thursday, Cloud County Community College sophomore Hollie Johnston inked with her new four-year home, signing with Life University out of Atlanta, Georgia.

"They have a good program and the soccer is at a high level," Johnston said. "They said I'll be playing the right-side back. It's what they were looking for and a position I've been comfortable playing the last few years. I'm excited to get there."

Johnston, who plans on majoring in Biopsychology, was a two-time All-Conference selection during her time in Concordia, helping anchor a Cloud County defense that limited opponents to 1.25 and 1.44 goals against in the last two years, respectively.

The Ireland native will graduate as part of a sophomore class that helped resurrect the Cloud County women's program, earning a trip to the national tournament in 2017 and going a combined 30-7-1 since the program was reinstated two years ago.

Cloud County head coach Charles Long said he expects Johnston to fit right in at Life University, a member of the Mid-South Conference in the NAIA ranks.

"Hollie was our most stable player, didn't matter the situation when or how, she always brought the same game," Long said. "Attitude is good, discipline is good and she is an all-around great person and player. Life is a great school and she is going to fit in well there and anchor their defensive line. She does the dirty work that needs to be done."