Linsey Downey’s last year of club soccer with Coast FA certainly did not go as planned. A season ending injury cut her final season short however next season’s plan looks pretty exciting. Downey signed her letter of intent to play for Francis Marion University today in front of teammates, family and friends at North Myrtle Beach High School. The Patriots posted an 8-8-1 record last season while competing in the Peach Belt Conference. Downey will join former Coast FA player and current Francis Marion senior Brooke Kennedy on the roster who also played at North Myrtle Beach High School.
“ Coast was very welcoming when I joined the team and the coaches were very helpful and motivating. The club has helped me develop as a player and prepared me to play college soccer. My coaches and teammates were some of the best that I’ve ever played with “ said Linsey.
Coach RJ Bass added “ Linsey is the player that coaches love to have on their team. A player that can lighten the mood during a training session but be focused and driven come kickoff time. She brought a crucial element to the team both on and off the field that will be missed. Everyone at Coast wishes her the best as she continues her soccer career at Francis Marion.”