The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's soccer team has added another player to its recruiting class for the 2001 season.
Bethany Seiffert, a midfielder/defender from Lewis Center, Ohio, has decided to transfer to MVNC after starting in 47 matches as a freshman and sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University. While at Indiana Wesleyan, the former Olentangy High School standout helped the Lady Wildcats to two Mid-Central Conference crowns, one NAIA Great Lakes Region title, and two National Christian College Athletic Association national championships.
While in high school, Seiffert was a three-time All-Central District selection and a two-time Ohio Capital Conference First Team honoree. As a senior, she was named to the Adidas Ohio and Mid-Ohio Regional All-Star Teams. She also received the Granite Award at Olentangy for starting every match of her four-year varsity career.
"It is very exciting to have Bethany join us next year," said MVNC head coach Jonathan Meade. "She is a quality player who will bring great collegiate experience to our young team. She is a personality player who has the ability to put her stamp on a match. She is somebody you remember after the match is over."
"Besides being a strong player, Bethany excels in the classroom and cares about her faith," Meade added. "These are qualities that are very important to the team and institution."
In addition to playing soccer at Olentangy, Seiffert was also the captain of the basketball team as a senior. She was a member of National Honor Society, and was selected to Who's Who Among American High School Students. She was also a two-year member of student government, and was chosen to Olentangy's Homecoming court as a senior.
"MVNC is a strong Christian institution with excellent academics," said Seiffert of her new school. "I am truly looking forward to continuing my education at MVNC and playing soccer for Coach Meade and the Lady Cougars."
The MVNC women's soccer team posted a very respectable 11-8-0 record in 2000 in the program's first year as a varsity sport. Only three players will graduate from the team, and the future looks bright for the Lady Cougars.