Women's Soccer - Tue, Jun. 26, 2007
CHICAGO - Emily Cope, a senior goalkeeper at Granite City High School in Granite City, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's soccer program. She was coached by Gene Briggs during her prep career with the Warriors of Granite City High School.

Cope is the daughter of Gene and Tammy Cope of Granite City. She plans to pursue a degree in business at Saint Xavier University. Last season, SXU finished with an overall record of 19-4-0 (a new school record) and a No. 8 national ranking in the NAIA. The Cougars also qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in the program's 10-year history.

"Emily will add depth to our goalkeeper position and is the ultimate team player," said Saint Xavier University women's soccer coach Derek Begich. "She has a great work ethic, love for the game, and is very aggressive which is something you can't teach. I'm very excited to have Emily join our program."