JACKSON, Tenn. - 5/15/2006 - The Union University Lady Bulldog women’s soccer program continues to build up a young program with the addition of four more recruits. Lauren Parlow (Alamo, Tenn.), Ruby Williams (Sevierville, Tenn.), Bethany Chiarot (Pine Bush, N.Y.), and Kelly Harris (Little Rock, Ark.) will each join Union this fall as freshmen.
Parlow, a 5-foot-3 defender from Alamo, played four years of soccer while before graduating from Crockett County High School in 2006. She was voted the Most Outstanding Freshman in 2002. In 2003 she earned the Most Valuable Defender award, the Hillary Russell Hustle Award, and was named All-District. In 2005, Parlow again was named the Most Valuable Defender and All-District. Parlow also earned an Academic Letter form Crockett County. Union head coach Brandon Boylan says of Parlow, “Lauren is a solid defender with good technique. She will add depth to our defense.”
Williams, a 5-foot-8 forward from Sevierville, played three seasons of soccer at Sevier County High School. She has a second team All-District selection in her career. “Ruby is a good athlete who will come in and provide depth to our forward position”, states Boylan.
Chiarot, a 5-foot-6 midfielder from Pine Bush, New York, prepped at Chapel Field Christian were she was a three sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and softball. In soccer, she was named MVP in 2003 and 2004, was a part of the Section 9 All-Stars, and was Co-Captain in 2004 and 2005. Chiarot helped lead her team to the Section 9 Class D title in 2005. She also was the only player in the history of the school to play varsity soccer in each season since her seventh grade season. In softball, the was a Co-Captain in 2006 and received the Golden Glove award in 2005. Off the field, Chiarot was a member of the National Honor Society and the High Honor Roll. She was Student Council Vice President as a senior, and was President as a freshman and sophomore. Chiarot earned the Orange County Scholar Athlete Award in 2006. Boylan states, “Bethany is a center midfielder with good feet and distribution skills.”
Harris, a 5-foot-5 sweeper from Little Rock, Arkansas, prepped at Little Rock Christian where she was a three sport athlete in soccer, cross country, and track. In 2005, Harris was named to the 4A All-State Tournament team, as well as being named her teams best defensive player. She helped lead her team to the 2005 Class 4A title game. In 2006, Harris was selected to play in the Arkansas State All-Star Game. In cross country and track, Harris posted numerous runner-up finishes in her career. Off the field, Harris was just as successful as she was a four-year member of each the Honor Roll, Beta Club, and National Honor Society.
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