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Heinz signs four; Coleman sets record

Winthrop women's soccer coach Melissa Heinz announced the signing of four players to national letters-of-intent.

Christine Isabella from Salt Lake City; Courtney Durbin from Perrysburg, Ohio; Rachel Webster from Kennesaw, Ga.; and Chelsea Tidwell from Oxford, Miss., will be on the roster in 2008.

Isabella, a 5-foot-10 forward, will be the tallest position player on the roster. She was part of the Utah Olympic Development Program for three years as well as playing club soccer for Utah Force Independent.

Durbin, a 5-5 forward at St. Ursula Academy, joins the Lady Eagles from Pacesetter Soccer Club, the same club where current Lady Eagle Jessica Hausfeld played. She also lettered in track and basketball.

Webster, a 5-3 midfielder from Kell High School, plays club soccer with the North Atlantic Soccer Association. Her team won the State Cup, Atlanta Cup, Disney Cup, CASL Cup and the Manchester Nike Cup.

Tidwell is a 5-1 midfielder who comes from Oxford High School. She plays club soccer with GSC Fury Premier.

"This incoming freshman class is bringing an attitude to put goals on the scoreboard," Heinz said in a statement. "They each bring a different type of style, but they all have one thing in mind and that's helping Winthrop University's women's soccer program win the Big South Conference tournament."

• TRACK AND FIELD -- At Blacksburg, Va., sophomore Travis Coleman continued his record-setting season, breaking his own school record in the weight throw last week at the Virginia Tech Challenge.

Coleman shattered his own school record three times before settling in with his best throw of the day, a 16.13-meter (52 feet, 11 1-2 inches) throw that was ninth place.

Coleman also tossed a season-best 15.20 meters (49 feet, 11 1-2 inches) to finish 11th in the shot put.

The Eagles conclude their indoor season this weekend at the Big South Championship in Clemson.

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