Tech soccer adds goalkeeper

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech Soccer added depth to their goalkeeping room with the addition of Laerke Holst Monday afternoon, announced by head coach Steve Voltz.

“We are excited about the qualities Lærke brings to us on and off the field,” said Voltz. “In our conversations, she immediately embraced the challenges in front of her and made it clear she’d also be a great addition to our locker room.”

Holst, a Denmark native, signed with Sam Houston in 2021 before redshirting her freshman season in Huntsville. She then missed the 2022 season due to injury.

She brings international experience from her time playing in Denmark’s 1st Division Senior League with Romalt IF and was named the club’s newcomer of the year after the season. 

In 2017-18, she played for Vejle Boldklub in the Senior Elite Division Qualification League and spent time with Vejle College of Sport, where she made a national championship appearance. She also spent time on Denmark’s Top Youth League U18 team, Viborg.

“I am super thrilled and thankful for this incredible opportunity to become a part of this team,” said Holst. “I cannot wait to join up with the team and start this growth and success journey together.”

Holst joins Tal Faingezicht as another late signee to the team that adds more depth to an already highly touted five-member high school class from the fall of 2022.