The Sam Houston women’s soccer program had added another player to their spring signing class with the addition of international forward/midfielder Tilde Örn.

Örn, from Huddinge, Sweden played club soccer for AIK F19 Elite which competes in Sweden’s top youth division. Primarily used as a forward or midfielder, Örn can make plays anywhere on the field.

“Tilde is a very hardworking player who seems to always be in the right place on attack or defense,” said SHSU head coach Tom Brown. “She is fast and combines very well with her teammates.  She is very good at making the final pass to put her teammates in a position to score.  Defensively, she is tenacious and applies the teams tactics very well.  I think she will make a big difference in our team and I look forward to her coming to Huntsville.”

Her club coach, Jonas Carplind, said this about her, “Her surname is the word for eagle in Swedish and female eagles are enormously powerful and strong, even stronger than the males. Tilde serves that epithet very well.”

Örn joins a group of 10 players who were signed in February to join the Bearkat soccer program. This group will be a big part of building upon a team that finished 7th last season and lost in the opening round of the Southland Conference Tournament to SFA.