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Moving on to the next level
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Lyndi Dodd and Kimberly Warden have spent their lives on the soccer field, often playing on the same team and dominating the competition.Dodd and Warden started with travel ball, then moved to Warren County High School where they were part of three regional appearances, two District 6-AAA championships and a visit to substate.After exhausting their eligibility as Lady Pioneers, the duo was faced with a decision on where they wanted to continue their careers. As they have since they were young girls running around at Pistole Park, Dodd and Warden stuck together.The pair of senior star players signed Tuesday to attend college at Tennessee Temple University where they will join the Lady Crusader soccer team.Family, friends and teammates were on hand as Dodd and Warden signed scholarship papers at Warren County High School auditorium.Lady Crusader coach Emmanuel Awotula made the trip to Warren County to watch his future players sign, while Lady Pioneer coach Todd Willmore got a final opportunity to sing the praises of Dodd and Warden.Willmore spoke glowingly about both his senior players, who have helped the program earn 43 wins over the last three seasons and establish the Lady Pioneers as one of the top programs in the state.“I’m very excited about the opportunity these girls have to continue their education and play a sport they love,” said Willmore. “Over the last four years, I’ve seen them grow.

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