ONEIDA | Aliyah Douglas is headed to Jefferson City to continue her soccer career.
The Lady Indian senior on Friday signed a letter of intent with Carson-Newman University, becoming the second senior from the current OHS team to sign collegiately. Her teammate, Alexea Jones, has signed with Johnson University in Knoxville.
Douglas was a four-year starter at Oneida, and leaves the Lady Indians as the program’s career goals leader. She broke the scoring record during a win over Harriman on Sept. 7. Her four goals that night pushed her ahead of Macy Dunlap on the school’s career goals list, and was ranked by the Independent Herald as the No. 3 sports moment of 2022.
Douglas entered the season with 53 career goals, which ranked third on the school’s career list. She finished the season with 20 goals, giving her 73 for her career.
Carson-Newman is an NCAA Division II program, competing in the South Atlantic Conference.
The Eagles are coming off a 9-4-4 season in 2022 that saw them advance to the conference quarterfinals before being eliminated by Wingate.
C-N last qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2018, defeating Catawba in the Southeast Regional before falling to Lincoln Memorial in overtime.
The Eagles are coached by Simon Duffy, an Ireland native who led C-N to a 21-1-1 record in his debut season in 2017 and has coached five All-Americans at the school.
Carson-Newman’s roster includes players from The Netherlands, Germany, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. The Eagles lose only two seniors from this year’s conference quarterfinal team.