D’Iberville Soccer’s Lilli Havens signs with MGCCC
Another signing day ceremony this afternoon over at D’Iberville where girls soccer standout Lilli Havens put pen to paper with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
It didn’t take her all that long to make up her mind on the Lady Bulldogs, committing to Perk in January after receiving her official offer in December.
Havens has only been with the Lady Warriors since her junior year, having transferred in from Spokane, Washington.
Overall, she’s been a varsity player since the eighth grade, plenty long enough for her to know this is always what she wanted to do with her future on the pitch. “So, I’m actually really excited. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do since I was a freshman in high school. I mean I always knew that I wanted to play next level soccer. And I think the number one reason why I wanted to keep playing was because of my family and because of my friends. I don’t think I would be the place I am today without the coaches and my teammates and the people around me.”
D’Iberville Head Girls Soccer Coach Paul Langham said, “Well, this is why we coach high school ball. We want them all to play at the next level if they want to. It’s great to see them live out their dreams, and many of them just always wanted to play college ball. Luckily, in Mississippi we have the junior college system where many kids can go and play and live out their dreams.”
Havens says her coaches describe her style of play as tenacious.