Gallatin's Surdam signs with CU
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Gallatin's Surdam signs with CU
Elizabeth "Squirt" Surdam signed scholarship papers with the Bulldogs for the 2011-12 academic year.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Gallatin, Tenn., native Elizabeth “Squirt” Surdam this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Surdam is the fourth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.

The Station Camp High School keeper was named Third Team All-Midstate by the Tennessean this season after posting 12 shutouts and helping the Bison win the District 9-AAA and Region 5-AAA Tournaments. SCHS posted a 15-6-1 record this past season and lost to fifth-ranked Franklin in sectionals.

She was voted All-County Keeper of the Year and All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior for coach Chris Thurman at SCHS. She earned District 9-AAA MVP honors and was garnered Team MVP and All-Region 5-AAA as a senior. She was also named to the TACA All-Star Team.

Station Camp also reached the sectional round in 2009 before dropping a 2-1 decision to Brentwood. Surdam recorded 15 shutouts, won the District 9-AAA and Region 5-AAA Tournaments and the Bison were 20-2-0 during her junior campaign. She was voted District 9-AAA MVP and Region 5-AAA Most Valuable Defensive Player.

SCHS reached the state tournament in 2008, winning the District 8-A/AA and Region 6-A/AA Tournaments and defeating Chattanooga Christian in the sectionals. The Bison posted an 18-3-3 overall record and Surdam registered a dozen shutouts during the season. She was named District 8-A/AA Most Valuable Keeper, Team MVP and Region 6-A/AA Most Valuable Defensive Player.

As a freshman she collected 10 shutouts and Station Camp won the District 8-A/AA and Region 4-A/AA Tournaments before falling to Chattanooga Christian in the sectionals. The club was 14-10-3 overall during the 2007 campaign.

She is the daughter of Mark and Dana Surdam.

Surdam joins Taylor Knight (Dickson, Tenn.), Samantha Skinner (Westmoreland, Tenn.) and Beth Morgan (Manchester, Tenn.) in the signing class for the 2011 season.