Kansas Soccer Adds Transfer from Ole Miss

June 25, 2010


Kansas head soccer coach Mark Francis announced Friday that sophomore defender Brittany King will transfer to KU from Mississippi, and be eligible to play for the Jayhawks for the 2010 season.

“We recruited Brittany out of high school so we know what she is capable of and we are very happy to add her to our roster,” Francis said. “Brittany will compete for playing time at the center back position. She brings great experience from her freshman year at Ole Miss.”

King, a sophomore defender from Edmond, Okla., started all 21 matches for the Rebels last season, scoring a goal and recording eight shots. She led the team in minutes played with 1,931 for the season, helping Ole Miss reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

She came to Mississippi from Edmond Santa Fe High School, where she was named all-state and Defensive Player of the Year by the Oklahoman in leading the Wolves to a Class 6A runner-up finish at the state tournament. She was also a four-time all-city, all-state and all-conference selection in high school.

King was a five-year member of the Oklahoma state ODP as well as the Region III ODP teams.

“Brittany is a very tough defender who is hard to beat and is extremely composed on the ball. She will be a great fit for our style of play of possessing the ball out of the defensive third,” Francis said.

“I look forward to coaching her and helping her achieve great success at KU both on and off the field.”

King and the Jayhawks will open the 2010 season on Sunday, Aug. 15 with an exhibition match against Creighton at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.