Coker women’s soccer adds two new signees to roster

Coker University women’s soccer has added Heather Travis and Meaghan Puskar to its 2021 roster, announced by head coach Garrett Linquist. Travis will the join Cobras as a goalkeeper from Oakville, Ontario, transferring from Delta State. In her time at Delta State, she made six appearances, including four starts totaling one shutout and eight saves. Academically, she was also named the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll. Prior to Delta State, she was a member of Guelph Gryphons FC, leading the Western Ontario Youth Soccer League with seven shutouts in 13 appearances en route to winning the league championship. Travis is the daughter of Evangeline and Robert Travis. She also has one younger brother, Jake, and plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management while at Coker. “We are very excited to add Heather for the upcoming season this spring!” said Linquist. “Heather will bring experience, depth and competition to our goalkeeping position. I am excited about the addition of Heather to our program and know she will hit the ground running.” Meaghan Puskar joins the Navy and Gold for the upcoming Spring 2021 season from Concord, North Carolina. She comes to the Cobras from Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA). While a member of CSA North/Huntersville Elite, she was a part of three consecutive Region 3 Premier League titles (2018, 2019, 2020) and back-to-back State Cup Championships in 2018 and 2019. In addition, she was also a standout player at Jay M. Robinson High School being named Team Most Valuable Player as a junior. She is the daughter of Jodie and Michael Puskar. She has three siblings, Ashley Everson, Mikey and Natalie. Her brother Mikey is a member of the men’s soccer team at Belmont Abbey College. She plans to major in Education at Coker. “Meaghan is a player that we are thrilled to add to the program!” said Linquist. “Meaghan will add a real attacking presence to our program and is a proven goal scorer from her club days.” The Cobras open the Spring 2021 season at home on Feb. 11 against Newberry, with kickoff set for 4:30 p.m. from the Coker Athletic Field. Video and live stats will be available at www.cokercobras.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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