Savannah Mills Inks With LSU
Baton Rouge, La. – Savannah Mills has signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer for LSU. Mills is the seventh new addition to the LSU soccer program since head coach Sian Hudson took over in December.
HC Sian Hudson on Savannah Mills
“Savannah is an explosive forward with a knack for beating players with her speed and desire to run at defenders and put them on their back foot. She will add an extra dimension to our attack this season.” pic.twitter.com/PQbIcv7Rwm
— LSU Soccer (@LSUSoccer) May 17, 2020
“I’m very excited to be adding Savannah to our program here at LSU,” Hudson said. “Savannah is an explosive forward with a knack for beating players with her speed and desire to run at defenders and put them on their back foot. She will add an extra dimension to our attack this season, with her movement off the ball and ability to both create and score goals for our team.”
Mills will arrive in Baton Rouge with two seasons of eligibility remaining after she played for Hudson the past two years at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., is coming off a sophomore season in which she accounted for a career high 19 points (8 goals & 3 assists). She registered a brace twice in 2019, the first against Fort Lewis (Oct. 11), and the second against Colorado State – Pueblo (Nov. 8). Her freshman campaign in 2018 saw her score eight goals along with two assists for 18 points. It’s not just her offensive prowess that will help LSU, but her tenacity to press the opposition will benefit LSU as well.
“On the defensive side of the ball, her sheer determination and work rate when pressing from the front will enable us to put teams under pressure in their defensive third,” Hudson noted. “Savannah will add experience and leadership qualities that will help us continue to grow LSU soccer into a top program in the SEC.”