Big South standouts, Kellogg and Turlington join 2022 squad
Greenville, SC (April 27, 2022) – The Greenville Liberty SC announced today they have increased their numbers with two Gardener-Webb seniors. Goalkeeper, Katelyn Kellogg and forward Maddie Turlington will play on the Greenville Liberty this season, pending league and federation approval. Both players are bringing Big South recognitions to the Liberty this summer.
Kellogg has played a total of 3369 minutes over 43 matches, starting 37 with GWU. She also boasts an 81% save percentage over her four-year career. Coming off her best season in 2021, Kellogg recorded 7 shutouts, ranking third in the NCAA in total saves and seventh in saves per game. The Goshen, Kentucky Native was also named to the Big South All-Tournament team, NCCSIA All-State team and as Defensive Player of the Week in September and October. The GWU goalkeeper also had a recent stint with the U.S. Virgin Island national team starting in the 2022 Concacaf qualifiers. Kellogg is continuing her education at Coastal Carolina University and will be using her final year of eligibility (COVID-19 year) to continue her soccer career in 2022.
“We are excited to have Katelyn’s goalkeeper experience and success in our program. She is highly motivated, has strong footwork, overall handling and shot stopping presence,” said Head Coach Julie Carlson. “Her college career at GWU has set a great stage for her to take her game to another level.”
Turlington, also finishing her last year had a noteworthy senior season at Gardener-Webb. The forward totaled nine goals and five assists in 2021, tying for the league lead in conference play and ranking second in total points in Big South contests. The Texas Native was named the first-ever Big South Offensive Player of the Year for GWU, First-Team All-Conference, NCCSIA All-State team and Offensive Player of the Week in September. During her four seasons for the Bulldogs, Kellogg tallied 49 starts in 64 matches, recording 22 goals and 24 assist. Turlington will return to GWU for her fifth season of eligibility (COVID-19 year) this fall.
“Maddie came highly recommended to us from her coach and other coaches in the BSC. She has displayed a tenacious mentality to impact the game in her ability in and around the 18-yard box as well as how to involve players around her to create goals,” said Head Coach Julie Carlson. “We are very excited to add her style into our team.”
Kellogg is the third goalkeeper to be announced by the team and Turlington will be the sixth attacking player. The Greenville Liberty host their Home Opener May 20th versus the North Carolina Courage U23. Home Opener and Season tickets are on sale now.