Next year, the versatile sweeper will attend the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.
“It’s a great thing for her to be the first soccer player to receive a scholarship from this school,” Mundy’s Mill soccer coach Julius Omotayo said. “Coach [William Glass] was amazed by her athletic ability.”
In spite of the Lady Tigers’ 3-9 record this past season, Hunter, who also played forward and midfielder, scored nine goals and was selected First Team All Region 4-AAAA.
“I improved at dealing with loss,” Hunter said. “It’s hard because everybody wants to win. But it’s better if you can take a loss and just build on that without giving up on your teammates or on yourself.”
Hunter plans to major in fashion merchandising and could see herself working for a fashion magazine.
“It was an honor to coach Kori these past two years,” Omotayo said. “She always displayed a positive attitude towards her coaches, opponents and teammates. Her presence will be deeply missed.”