Lamar University's soccer team has added two new roster additions, defenders Ella Carmody and Olivia Smith, to fortify the backline for the 2024 squad. Both players have already joined the team, with head coach Nathan Kogut expressing excitement about their experience and potential impact on the team.

By the Numbers
  • Ella Carmody spent two seasons with Utah Tech, appearing in 38 games and making 34 starts. She was named a team captain in her sophomore campaign and recorded two assists during her time with the Trailblazers.
  • Olivia Smith, who played for Rider University, started 12 games as a true freshman and scored a goal during her sophomore season. She also helped RU to eight shutouts in 28 appearances.
State of Play
  • Lamar returns 23 players from the 2023 team, including nine starters and five All-Conference players.
  • A spring schedule for the team will be announced at a later date.
Bottom Line

The addition of defenders Ella Carmody and Olivia Smith bolsters Lamar University's soccer team as they aim to maintain their status as Southland Conference champions, providing experienced talent to enhance the team's defensive capabilities for the 2024 season.