Macy Higdon and Danielle Thompson, teammates and friends on the John Hardin High School Girl's Soccer team, made their college choice official today when they signed NAIA scholarship contracts with St. Catharine College.
Both were instrumental members of Brittany Carter's John Hardin team that finished 9-8-2 in 2011. The Lady Bulldogs record put them in third place in a very tough Region 10 that included two teams ranked in the top 3 in Kentucky in the final 2011 regular season poll. Patriot Coach Paul Patton was there for the signing and commented on the two, "I am excited to be signing two players today with a lot of experience in a strong area for soccer. Both Macy and Danielle will be strong on the field and in the classroom for us. They will bring a lot to our program!"
Macy Higdon is the daughter of Jim and Honey Higdon of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Macy played Defender for John Hardin and was name "Most Versatile Player" for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. She was also named to the All Area 2nd team in 2010 and All Area 1st team in 2011. In the spring, Macy previously played Club Soccer for United 1996 FC in Louisville and currently plays both Defender and Forward for the Athletico Flames U-18 squad coached by James Mason. In 2009 Macy made the Kentucky State ODP team. She plans to study Radiology at St. Catharine with a goal of graduating and being successful.Danielle Thompson is the daughter of Veronica and Mark Thompson of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Danielle played Defender at John Hardin, was named Captain of the squad for both her Junior and Senior years and earned recognition as the "Defensive Player of the Year" in 2011. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a mainstay on the Honor Roll, and was Class President in her freshman and sophomore years. Danielle plans to study Business or Sonography with an idea to either own her own business or become an Ultrasound Technician after graduation.