KCC women’s soccer signs Louise Wilkes of Telford, England

Pictured above, from left to right, are KCC's head women's soccer coach Barth Beasley, Louise Wilkes and KCC's assistant women's soccer coach Charles Pratt.

Pictured above, from left to right, are KCC’s head women’s soccer coach Barth Beasley, Louise Wilkes and KCC’s assistant women’s soccer coach Charles Pratt.

Louise Wilkes of Telford, England, has signed a national letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the Bruins during the Fall 2013 season.

Wilkes has been a leader on and off the field in England, where she attended the Thurstable School in Essex. She has received a number of awards for her work on the field, including the Managers Player Award, the Players Player Award, the Supporters Player Award and the John Beswick Award.

Wilkes has played on multiple championship teams throughout her extensive soccer career. She was a member of an Elite League champion team and also was a member of a club team that won a tournament in Spain.

Wilkes – who runs her own business in England as a personal trainer – runs the London Marathon each year and is pursuing a degree in business management.

“A player who makes a team great is much more valuable than just a great player,” said Barth Beasley head coach of the KCC Women’s soccer team. “And Wilkes has set her goals to be that player on and off the field.”

For more information about the women’s soccer program at KCC, contact Coach Beasley at 269-565-7950 or soccercoach@kellogg.edu or visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/soccer/index.html.

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