Triton’s Ana-Beth Brewer, of Dunn, signed to play soccer at William Peace University on Thursday. With Brewer at the signing were her parents, Laura and Whit Brewer.
Brewer said she made her decision to sign with Peace in mid-March and plans to study pre-law. She said the professors she had spoken to at the university told her they have plenty of experience with athletes in the classroom and are used to working with them. She also noted that she liked the location and the atmosphere of the campus.
Brewer, who said she will most likely play the forward position for the Pacers, has been a four-year member of Triton’s varsity girls soccer team and played for two years at Dunn Middle School. During those six years, she has played nearly every position on the field.
“I feel like it’s going to make me more versatile,” she said. “If the coach needs me to, I can possibly move to another position.”
Adding to her versatility, Brewer has participated in multiple sports. In addition to soccer, during her time with the Hawks, she has been a member of the cross country, golf and basketball teams. She played volleyball and basketball for the Greenwaves.
Triton girls’ soccer coach Brian Foster, who coached girls soccer at Dunn before coming to Triton, had Brewer as a member of the team at both schools.
“I have had the unique honor of coaching Ana Beth at both Dunn and Triton,” Foster said. “I knew she was a good athlete in middle school and I’ve been able to see her overall growth. Her aggressiveness on the field has grown exponentially. I saw brief moments last year that she showed the ability to take girls one-on-one, but the jump in her ability from last year to this year has been very noticeable.”
Brewer said her fondest memories of her time playing have involved simply being a member of the team and being with all of the girls that are fellow members of her senior class. She said at Peace that she wants to continue to keep her grades up and contribute to the team to the best of her ability.
Going into the Tri-County Six 3-A Conference tournament, Brewer has 13 goals and five assists this season.