Monday, May 6, 2013


Brevard, N.C.- Brevard College Women’s Soccer Coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara is pleased to announce the addition of four commitments to the 2013 Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team as Kayla Harrison, Alex Perri, Janet Widenhouse, and Mackenzie Williams  have committed play for the Tornados in 2013.

Harrison is a forward out of Denver, North Carolina, who played under Kelly Barney at North Lincoln High School where she was a four year starter. Harrison holds the Lincoln County record for goals scored in single season with 32. She was also Conference Player of the Year and an All-Region selection for the Knights.  In the classroom, Harrison was a four-year Honor Roll student.

“Kayla has tremendous speed as an attacking player, and I’m glad to have the addition of another offensive threat,” said Shinohara. “Her dedication to soccer is great and she is committed to both her high school and club team,and  I hope she can continue the scoring ability she has displayed in high school and club."

The Tornados have also signed Alex Perri, a defender from Naples, Florida. Perri was a three-year letter winner at Gulf Coast HS and Team Captain as a senior. Perri also lettered in track and field for two seasons.  Off the field, Perri was an AP Scholar and Honor Roll student.

“Alex has great knowledge of the game, and her ability to read to the game is something we always look for,” Shinoahar said. “She is very calm on the ball and her technical ability will be a great asset to our back line and midfield.”

Widenhouse is a midfielder out of Belmont, North Carolina. She attended South Point High School under John Miller, where she was a four-year starter on the soccer team. She also played club for SGCSA Hurricanes where she played under Mike Whiteman. Widenhouse also played tennis for the Red Raiders.

“Janet is a very athletic player, and I’m delighted she has chosen Brevard College,” said Shinohara. “Her athleticism will give us great energy and will prove to be a huge asset in conference play.”

The fourth addition to Tornados roster is Mackenzie Williams, a goalkeeper from Cary, North Carolina. Williams was a four-year letter winner and Team Captain as a senior at Cary High School. Off the field she was a member of the Ambassador Program. Williams also played softball, swam, and ran cross country for Cary High School.

“Mackenzie has an unbelievable work ethic and the desire to compete at the collegiate level,” Shinohara added.  “I believe she will be able to improve and develop her skills, and I’m excited to see her compete at the goalkeeper position this fall.”