Cincinnati Ursuline’s Naylor Makes Verbal Commitment To Virginia

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Cin. Ursuline Soccer

Cincinnati Ursuline junior Kiley Naylor recently made an oral commitment to continue her academic and soccer career at Virginia. Naylor, the starting sweeper on the Ursuline soccer team in
2007, was the anchor to the Lions' defense and recorded eight
consecutive shutouts. Naylor also considered several other schools, including Santa Clara and Wake Forest among others.


Cincinnati Ursuline junior Kiley Naylor recently made an oral commitment to continue her academic and soccer career at Virginia.

Naylor, the starting sweeper on the Ursuline soccer team in 2007, was the anchor to the Lions' defense and recorded eight consecutive shutouts.

“She understands the game very well,” Ursuline coach Colleen Dehring said. “She knows when to distribute the ball, when to carry the ball and when to clear it.”

Naylor also considered several other schools, including Santa Clara and Wake Forest among others.

But, she will join a strong program with Virginia, which was 13-4-6 in 2007. Virginia was ranked No. 17 nationally at the end of last season. The Cavaliers lost to UCLA 2-1 in overtime in the NCAA round of 16 Nov. 23 in Los Angeles.

As the anchor of the Ursuline defense, Naylor had three saves of her own last season.

“She does a great job in the air on set plays and corner kicks,” Dehring said.

Naylor also scored two goals for the Lions despite her defensive position on the field.

As a junior, she was named first team all-Southwest District and first team Girls' Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division. She also helped the Lions to the Division I regional final.

Dehring said her squad returns seven starters this fall and Naylor will be one of the players the Lions (18-2-2 in 2007) will look for on the field.

“She will be an integral part of our team next fall as a leader both on and off the field,” Dehring said. “We will need her leadership from the back again to anchor our defense, but we will also need her to contribute offensively as well. Our entire junior class is very strong and we are looking forward to a great season next fall.”

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