Hernando native Jones signs for Williams Baptist University

Northwest defender Jer’Kaila Jones has signed to continue her soccer career at Williams Baptist University.

Jones officially signed with the Eagles earlier this week, becoming the sixth member of the 2021 Northwest women’s soccer team to sign with a four-year program, the most in any season since 2017. 

Jones saw action in eight matches this season, helping the Lady Rangers to a program-best 15-3-1 overall record and the MACCC/Region 23 semifinals in coach James Beattie’s second year. The Hernando native took three shots on goal this season, notching her only career score in an 8-1 win against Dyersburg State (Tenn.) on Oct. 15.

Williams Baptist competes as a member of the American Midwest Conference at the NAIA level. The Eagles advanced to the AMC Tournament last season and finished 3-5-1 in conference play.

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Northwest coach James Beattie (left) congratulates defender Jer’Kaila Jones after signing with Williams Baptist University. Jones is the sixth member of the 2021 Lady Rangers to sign to a four-year program. (Credit: nwccrangers.com)

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