Women’s Soccer Adds Carson-Newman Transfer Heida Ragney Vidarsdottir
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The additions keep on rolling in for UNCG women’s soccer as head coach Michael Coll has announced the signing Heida Ragney Vidarsdottir, a transfer from Division II program Carson-Newman in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Ragney Vidarsdottir joins Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle/SOCA), 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) as members of the 2017 class.
During her two seasons playing under head coach Richard Moodie at Carson-Newman, started 22 games and posted nine points on three goals and three assists. All three of the 5-4 defensive midfielder’s goals came in postseason play during her sophomore season, including the game-winner in the Eagles’ NCAA First Round game against Limestone.
As a freshman in 2015, Ragney Vidarsdottir was a Third Team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Southeast Region honoree and a First Team All-South Atlantic Conference selection. The Icelandic native was also named the SAC Championship MVP and was tabbed to the SAC All-Tournament Team.
In 2016, Ragney Vidarsdottir was tagged Honorable Mention All-SAC and was also an NSCAA and brought home Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) First Team All-Southeast Region laurels.
Ragney Vidarsdottir played for four years in her native Iceland at Menntaskolinn a Akureyri, graduating in 2015. She has made five appearances for the U17 Icelandic National Team.
“Heida had a tremendous impact in her 2 seasons at Carson Newman,” said head coach Michael Coll. “She is a midfielder who we expect to see good things from right away at the Division One level. She will bring an attacking tempo that can feed and reward smart runs from the forwards. Heida has excellent experience from her youth years in Iceland and she is a true leader.”