BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Head women’s soccer coach Mike Varga announced the addition of six signees on Wednesday. Three will be joining in the spring and three will join in the fall.
Marina Bradic, Tijana Josic and Grace Clark will join the Runnin’ Bulldogs for competition in the spring 2021 season. Lea Gossett, Livi Tanzer and Klara Ovefelt will join the team in the fall for the start of the traditional 2021 season.
Marina Bradic (Medvedja, Serbia) will join the Gardner-Webb women’s soccer team this spring as a junior transfer from East Tennessee State. Playing as a defender for ETSU for two seasons, Bradic had 20 starts and appeared in 25 games. During the 2019 season Bradic helped the Bucs to a 1.15 GAA with four shutouts, while also being named to the 2019 Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Prior to ETSU, in Serbia Bradic played for the Serbian U19 National team and ZFK Spartak Subotica. While with Subotica, Bradic gained valuable experience when her team took part in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Varga on Bradic: “Marina brings a wealth of experience both internationally and at the NCAA Division I level to our program. She is a leader on the field with her tactical knowledge of the game will be an incredible addition to our roster for the spring season and beyond.”
Tijana Josic (Krusevac, Serbia/Economic High School) joins the Runnin’ Bulldogs as a transfer from East Tennessee State University after just one season. At ETSU Josic did not see any playing time, as she spent the 2019 season recovering from a torn ACL. Prior to ETSU, Josic represented Serbia as part of her nations u17 youth national team. She also competed in the UEFA Women’s U-19 Qualifiers as a member of ŽFK Napredak Kruševac.
Varga on Josic: “Tijana is an extremely versatile player that also has experience at the highest level in Europe. Tijana is completely recovered from the unfortunate injury that sidelined her during her freshman year and is ready to make an immediate impact this spring.”
Grace Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland High School) joins the Webb from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she attended Oakland High School. Clark excelled the classroom with 3.8 GPA and as a member of the National Honor Society.
During her time at Oakland High School, Clark lettered in varsity soccer all four years under head coach Jeff Porter playing as a center back/midfielder. Over her four years Clark was named to second team all-conference, won districts, and the sub-state two times. Her teams also made two state championship appearances. Clark also plays for the Tennessee Soccer Club, helping the club to win a Mid-South Regional championship. Clark also was a member of the Tennessee State ODP team and was named to the South Region ODP Pool.
Varga on Clark: “Grace is one of the hardest working young ladies that I know. She is constantly doing…
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