Kailey Burrell, daughter of Lamar and Christy Burrell, has committed to play soccer and softball starting next fall at Covenant College. Having turned down multiple scholarships from various colleges, Kailey knew early on that she wanted to play soccer for Coach Mark Duble. Coach Duble has built a successful soccer program and has garnered over 250 wins in 24 seasons at Covenant. The addition of Kailey to the Lady Scots’ soccer program will see her team up with her sister, Taylor Burrell, who is currently a defender for the Lady Scots. Kailey will also be reunited with softball coach, Christine Engbers. Engbers coached Kailey for two years at DCHS before leaving to take a coaching position at Covenant, where she was later hired as the Head Softball Coach for the Lady Scots.
Some of Kailey’s accomplishments include being named to the 2017 Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps 1st Team All-Area and 2017 Best of Preps Female Player of the Year for the Chattanooga area. She was also voted Max Preps Player of the Week twice and finished 8th Nationally in scoring her Junior year. In May, Kailey represented Dade County in the Georgia High School All-Star Soccer game in Atlanta, where she was awarded Class AA High School Player of the Year. Kailey plays soccer for the Chattanooga Football Club and her team is currently ranked #2 in the State of Tennessee.
In Kailey’s three years at DCHS, she has scored 95 goals and has already broken the DCHS record for career goals scored, while still having her Senior season to look forward to. Last year, as a Junior, Kailey broke the DCHS single season goals and points record with 59 goals and 14 assists (132 points). As a Freshman and Sophomore, Kailey was voted Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year by her DCHS teammates and as a Junior, her DCHS teammates voted her Most Outstanding Player of the Year.