BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Soccer Head Coach Jason Neidell has announced the signing
of Isidora Pekez, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who will join the Lady
Toppers as part of the seven-member incoming freshman class.
“We are incredibly excited to add a signee of Isidora’s stature on the tail end of
this recruiting cycle. Isidora is a complete midfield player who understands the
game at a high level, has a tremendous comfort level on the ball and who can strike
on frame from distance. She brings a wealth of high-level experience to our team.
Most importantly, I was struck immediately by her personality. She is a sharply
focused individual with a quiet confidence and a fiercely competitive mentality. She
will do great things in a WKU uniform.”
Pekez brings a wealth of provincial experience, having competed with Team Alberta
beginning at the U14 level in 2014. With Alberta’s U15 side in 2015, Pekez made the
trip to Dallas to compete in the Dallas International Tournament, picking up a
silver medal at the event, and also helped her U14 and U16 squads to bronze medal
finishes at the Alberta Summer Youth Provincials.
More recently, Pekez earned a fourth-place finish with Team Alberta at the U18
Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in 2017 and has competed in FC Edmonton’s REX
program. The midfielder is currently a member of Northwest United’s women’s major
league team and has competed with her high school, Archbishop O’Leary, at both the
academy and senior team levels.
Pekez, who has been a member of the Canadian national team’s pool of players for the
last two years, will join Deven Jackson (New Zealand) and Aleksandra Kozovic
(Serbia) as current Lady Toppers who have earned that distinction internationally.
The signing of Pekez adds another piece to WKU’s strong incoming freshman class: the
Canadian national will join Chelsea Moore, Olivia Stanley, Lyric Schmidt, Kerragan
Mulzer, Bailee Witt and 2017 Miss Kentucky Soccer Ambere Barnett as new Lady Toppers
in the fall.