Tupelo soccer has been a tradition for almost 20 years. That tradition continued Wednesday with three student signing to play at the next level.
Charde’ Hannah, Sabi Malli, and Forrest Timmons inked with colleges of their choice. As seniors, Hannah finished with 21 goals, three assists, and one save; Malli had three goals; and Timmons had three goals and three assists.
Lady Wave forward Charde’ Hannah signed with the University of South Alabama. “I enjoyed my four years at THS,” said Hannah. “South Alabama’s women’s program is on the rise. They just won their first conference championship with their first-year head coach. I’m honored to be recruited by Coach Graham Winkworth (USA).”
First-year Lady Wave head coach Hannah Kimbrough was excited for Hannah. “Charde’ oozes with talent, ” said Kimbrough, a former THS and Ole Miss soccer standout. “She has a nose for the goal and uses her body well to elude defenders. Charde’ is a player that could make an impact where ever you put her on the field. USA is getting a great one.”
Defender Sabi Malli picked Itawamba Community College. “THS was a good experience and a lot of fun,” said Malli. “I’m going to miss playing with my buddies but I look forward to becoming a better player at ICC.”
Forrest Timmons, a three-year starter, will take his skills to Cleveland when he enrolls at Delta State University in the fall. “Coach Faucette (THS) built me into what I am today. I am prepared to work hard in the off season like I did with Tupelo.”
Golden Wave head coach Harris Faucette is happy to see two of his best players move on to the college rankings. “Forrest is a competitor”, said Faucette. “He’s a leader and he’s extremely smart. Sabi worked hard for us no matter the situation, and I’m very proud of his efforts. Both will be absolutely pleasures to watch and even easier to coach.”