NewsPickerington Soccer Player Signs with Lady Cougars
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's soccer team has added another new player to its roster for the 2003 season with the addition of Dana Detty.
Detty, a forward/midfielder from Pickerington, Ohio, helped Pickerington High School to back-to-back Ohio Capital Conference championships in 2000 and 2001. She was an OCC Second Team selection as a junior in 2001 and an OCC Honorable Mention pick as a senior in 2002.
"I am very happy to have Dana choose to sign with us," said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "The first time I saw her play was at a camp, and I thought we would be doing very well if we could bring in a player like her. She is a player who will be very exciting to watch on the flank with her speed and her ability to beat players with the dribble."
"I see Dana coming in and challenging immediately for playing time," Meade added. "She comes from a great soccer background and will add finesse and work ethic to a flank position whether it is on the front line or at midfield. She is also a complete student-athlete and has proven to be a strong student. She is someone who has carried herself with class and integrity, and she will prove to be an asset not only to the team but also to the institution."
In addition to her accomplishments on the soccer field, Detty has been selected to the Academic All-Ohio Team and the Honors Society. She has also been a member of SADD and Key Club.
"I am attending MVNU because of the people and the surroundings," said Detty of her college choice. "I know that MVNU will teach me a lot. It will also give me a chance to make new friends through soccer and God. I know that when I attend MVNU, it will be an experience I will never forget."
The Lady Cougars finished the 2002 season with a 14-8-1 overall record as they tied the school record for most wins in a season. MVNU also finished third in the highly-competitive American Mideast Conference South Division and fourth at the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament.