Forrest’s Colvin signs with UAH soccer
On Wednesday at Chapel Hill, Forrest’s Brynn Colvin officially signed a Letter of Intent to play soccer next season at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Colvin said. “They have a great team and a great coach, so it just works out really great for me.”
Colvin was a five-year member of the Lady Rockets’ soccer team, playing on the team as an eighth-grader.
Forrest coach Nicole Pickle, a UAH graduate said about Colvin, “Obviously she is talented on the field if you go back and look at her stats and all the goals and assists that she has had and her impact on this program over the last several years.”
The fiery striker is one of the most prolific scorers in Forrest history, tallying 57 goals the last three seasons and dishing out 22 assists.
Colvin’s greatest feat came on September 8, 2015 when she shattered the single game scoring record with seven goals versus Fayetteville on the Lions Club Memorial pitch in Chapel Hill.
In three of her five seasons, Colvin was named to the All-District squad and the past two seasons she was the District 9A/AA Most Valuable Player.
“I’m going to miss my time here at Forrest, it was a great high school career and I’m proud of it,” Colvin said. “I’m going to miss my teammates and my coaches and all the playing time on the field that was super fun.”
Colvin is a physically strong athlete with great speed and quickness on the ball, but her biggest attribute is her mentally tough approach to the game and her willingness to be the leader on the pitch.
“Brynn is just an incredible athlete, not only for her athletic ability, but she is what every coach dreams of,” Pickle said. “Her character is what sets her apart from other players because she is dedicated to the sport and she is dedicated to working hard, so she is going to be a great benefit to that team in Huntsville.”
In her five seasons with the team, Forrest never finished below the .500 mark and compiled a 30-22-3 record, but the furthest the team went in the playoffs was two semifinal appearances.
“We are obviously going to miss her on the team because she was the driving force for us,” Pickle stated. “But now she is moving on to bigger and better things and she is going to be a great asset and be a driving force to them.”
Colvin should be a huge asset to the Lady Chargers, who posted an 8-9 overall record and finished with a Gulf South Conference mark of 4-8.
“UAH is recruiting me as an attacking midfielder, so they are expecting me to be very aggressive in the center,” Colvin said. “Hopefully I can hold up to their standards and I’m pretty aggressive, so it should work out.”
Conference tournament champions West Florida went 19-5 and made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament before losing to Columbus 2-1 in overtime.
Colvin has an impressive 3.5 GPA at Forrest and plans on entering the nursing field at UAH.