(Editor's note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA -- Carroll College Fighting Saints women’s soccer coach David Thorvilson announced the signing of two additional recruits to his 2020 class.
Thorvilson signed Zoie Koci out of Boise, Idaho, and Katherine (Kiki) Bourekis out of Spokane, Washington. The two recent signees join five previously announced players in Thorvilson’s 2020 class.
“We are very excited to add these two impressive student athletes to our roster for the 2020-2021 year,” Thorvilson said. “Both come from a very strong club system where they have found success but more importantly they are very strong in the classroom. Both are planning to follow the pre-medicine track here at Carroll.
Zoie Koci joins the Saints after a strong prep career at Borah High in Boise, Idaho. The midfielder recorded 10 assists and scored three goals in her senior season. She is an honorable mention all-conference selection and a three-time academic all-conference choice.
“We have gotten some great players out of the Boise area and we are pleased to add Zoie to that list,” Thorvilson said. “A strong holding midfielder, she has the ability to set up her teammates on offense.”
Koci played for the Boise Timbers Thorns club for 12 years.
“The strong pre-med program and small school environment along with the great soccer program are the reason I chose Carroll,” Koci said.
She plans to study health sciences. She is the daughter of Trent and Michele Koci.
Katherine Bourekis comes to Carroll after attending Lewis and Clark High in Spokane, Washington. The midfielder was a varsity contributor throughout her junior season. Her senior season was canceled due to the coronavirus.
“Kiki is a late addition to our team but we are very thrilled as she fits a need we have,” Thorvilson said. “Kiki has the ability to play out wide or at an attacking role in the middle of the field.”
She played club soccer with the Spokane Sounders since 2017.
“I chose Carroll because of their excellent pre-med program and faith-centered community,” Bourekis said. “Carroll allows me to pursue academics and athletics at a high level, as well as become an all-around better person!”
She is the daughter of George and Christina Bourekis. Her father kicked for the football team.
She plans to major in biology and pursue a chemistry minor.