Two MSJC women's soccer players signed scholarships this past week to continue their educational and playing careers at the NCAA level. Alexa Parker signed with Division I Louisiana-Monroe and Demi Tsambasis signed with Division II Angelo State.
Parker, who was a two year starter for MSJC at center back, earned First Team All Pacific Coast North Division honors this year. Parker helped lead the Lady Eagles defense to 19 shut outs over the past two seasons. Parker also scored a goal this season while leading MSJC to their second straight play-off appearance. "I really enjoyed my time at MSJC," said Parker "You had to put in a lot of effort to earn your spot, but the coaches were always encouraging you and I learned a lot." The University of Louisiana Monroe is a NCAA Division I school and a member of the Sunbelt Conference.
Tsambasis was named the PCAC North Division Offensive Player of the Year this past season after scoring 17 goals and earning 8 assists. In her freshman season Tsambasis earned second team all conference honors and finished her MSJC career with 28 goals and 13 assists. The Lady Eagles went 27-10-5 in Tsambasis' two seasons on the team. "MSJC is a great place for growth, a place to play with other girls who have passion and talent," said Tsambasis. "It's also a great place to get recruited from we had an intensive program with both skill and fitness training, the coaching staff was great." Angelo State is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Lone Star Conference. This past season Angelo went 16-5-1 and reached the second round of the National Tournament.
Both Parker and Tsambasis excelled academically at MSJC and will leave for their new schools in January. The Lady Eagles finished this past season 15-3-3, and are expecting more of their sophomores to sign scholarships in the coming weeks.
Alexa Parker (left) and Dimitra Tsambasis (right) pictured with MSJC head soccer coach Chauncey Hayes both signed scholarships to move on to the NCAA level. Parker will attend Louisiana-Monroe an NCAA Division I school and Tsambasis will play at Angelo State and NCAA Division II school. Both will begin classes at their new schools in January.