Ali Cook committed to perennial NCAA D2 powerhouse Columbus State University Women's Soccer (CSU) in Georgia (Peach Belt Conference). Ali is a very strong CB|LB that can play equally proficiently in the CM role. Ali has represented her State, the ACT (Canberra) from a young age, holding a full scholarship for two years with ACTAS (the high performance unit of the ACT government), while representing the women's soccer program for 4 years. Currently Ali is playing for Canberra Olympic Football Club Men's U20 side, and is looking to study Nursing at CSU.
CSU women's soccer has had unparalleled success over the years both athletically and academically under the guidance of coach Jay Entlich who has taken the Lady Cougars to 10 NCAA D2 National Tournament appearances. In 2015, under the additional guidance of first year assistant coach and former MLS and NASL stand out Nick Zimmerman (who recruited Ali specifically for the program), the Lady Cougars finished the season with a 22-3-1 record, ending National NCAA D2 runner up with a loss to women's soccer powerhouse Grand Valley State University in the NCAA D2 National Championship game.
This year 3 Lady Cougars were named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, and we are hoping that with a lot of hard work over the coming 4 years, Ali will be right in the mix!