Former Cedar Ridge Coach P.J. Michaelson discusses Emerson Talley signing with Lenoir-Rhyne

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Updated: April 22, 2021

Cedar Ridge senior women’s soccer striker Emerson Talley has signed with Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. The ceremony took place at the new J-Wing at Cedar Ridge High School. In addition to current Red Wolves women’s soccer coach David Jones, also in attendance was Talley’s former head coach P.J. Michaelson. In 2018, Talley was a freshman who scored a goal and dished out an assist as the Red Wolves defeated West Carteret 3-0 in the opening round of the 3A State Playoffs in Morehead City. It was a bright memory for Michaelson, who previously was the head coach at South Central High in Winterville. At South Center, Michaelson went 0-8 against West Carteret before that victory. Talley is the all-time leading scorer in Cedar Ridge history. She will become the third person from the 2018 Red Wolves team to play in college. Centerback Brittany Daley now plays for Greensboro College, while goalkeeper Taylin Jean is at Limestone. In fact, Talley will face Jean next season as the Bears and the Saints are South Atlantic Conference rivals.

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