Harrisonville High School graduate Christina “Tina” Harold has signed on to join the Kansas City Shock team for this season.
“I am looking forward to playing with my KC Shock team,” Harold said. “I cannot wait to meet the new girls and make many new friends and form our KC Shock family. I hope to further my soccer skills and become a better defender. I know this team will bring me to the next level and give me opportunities to play soccer after my college career. I strive every day to be a better player and I know this team will help with that.”
From 2008 to 2011, Harold attended Harrisonville High School where she was an all-conference, all-district and all-academic athlete all four years. In 2010 and 2011, she was the Defensive Player of the Year. Her senior year, she was named an all-region performer and featured as one of Missouri’s 2011 Top Soccer Recruits by Get In The Game St. Louis magazine.
After high school, Harold comitted to Park University where she is currently a sophomore. Her freshman year, she was named all-conference all-academic, placed on the dean’s list as well as started in 19 games and awarded the Newcomer of the Year.
In her sophomore season, she was awarded the Cindy Anderson Scholarship Award. Harold will be playing for the Shock over her summer break before returning to Park University in the fall.
“This is a great opportunity for Tina,” Ken Hefner, head coach at Park University, said. “The ability to play at a high level year round will only increase her value as a player. She has such passion for the game and now this opportunity will fuel it even more. I look forward to seeing her potential increase three-fold and see the positive influence it will have on her for the college season next fall. I applaud her on taking this important step at this important time of her career.”