Brighton grad Karsen Waddell is one of six local players who helped DSCC have a historic season. Photo by Rob Taylor

The Dyersburg State Community College women’s soccer team, which is based in Covington, has gotten better and better since the program began five years ago.

And the 2022 season was further evidence of that.

The Lady Eagles beat Columbia State last month for the first time in school history 2-1 and made the conference title game for the first time.


Motlow State, a nationally-ranked team, stopped DSCC in the championship game, but it was still a monumental season for the team.

DSCC finished 6-8, eclipsing its previous best win total of four.

Kate Steppe and Ciara Spence, both Munford graduates, were named all-conference and Hannah Kirby (a Covington graduate) and Brighton grad Karsen Waddell had strong seasons to lead the way for a team with six local players.

“We’ve just continued to develop players and recruit well,” said head coach Robert Luttrell, who is also a teacher at Covington High School. “We’re starting to figure things out and put the time in. We really gelled at the end of the season.”

Jeff Ireland
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