Women’s Soccer Inks Keeper Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper to NLI
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s soccer and head coach Michael Coll have announced the signing of goalkeeper Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle/SOCA) to a national letter of intent. Tyler-Cooper is the fifth member of the class of 2017, joining Julia Brown (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville/FC Continental), Kelley Mitchell (Wilmington, Del./Concord), Jeanine Valera (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) and Quiqui Hita (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep).
Tyler-Cooper is a four-time letterwinner for Albemarle High School, playing under head coach Amy Sherrill. In 2016 she was a first team all-conference, first team all-district and second team all-region honoree minding the net for the Patriots. Tyler-Cooper helped lead Albemarle to three conference championships, three district titles and a regional runner-up finish in 2016. A two-sport athlete, Tyler-Cooper was also a first team all-conference, first team all-district and second team all-rgion selection for the Patriot basketball team.
At the club level, Tyler-Cooper played for eight years under coach Fran Lavin with SOCA in Charlottesville. With her in the net in 2016, her club team advanced to the VYSA State Cup Semifinals.
Excelling on more than just the pitch, Tyler-Cooper has also proven to be an excellent student. In addition to reeling in academic honors, she is also the president of her school’s DECA chapter, is a class officer and is a member of the BETA club and the Spanish Honor Society.
"Aiyanah is a very strong goalkeeper for coach Amy Sherrill at Albermarle High School and also at the club level for coach Fran Lavin with the SOCA club. She is a team leader as a top basketball player at her high school too and her athleticism gives her a solid foundation to compete quickly at the college level. Her secure and soft hands plus impressive kicking ability show clearly every time she plays and she is widely known as an elite goalkeeper in Virginia. Aiyanah is a really strong student and we're excited to develop her talents even more at UNCG."