NewsLady Cougars Sign Standout Goalkeeper from Big Walnut
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's soccer team has added a new goalkeeper to its roster for the 2003 season with the addition of Krysti Wilson.
Wilson, a native of Sunbury, Ohio, was a three year starter at Big Walnut High School and a two-time Ohio Capital Conference First Team selection. She also earned All-District Third Team honors after posting 106 saves and two shutouts as a senior. In addition, she received the Golden Eagle Award.
"I am so happy that Krysti has committed to MVNU," said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "She is a very gifted student-athlete. She has excelled in the classroom and on the field, and she is the type of person who will uphold the high standards of our school."
"As a goalkeeper, Krysti has a rich background of experience ranging from attending well-respected goalkeeper camps to playing high level club ball," Meade added. "She has the technical skills and physical abilities to be a very successful collegiate goalie, and I expect her to challenge for playing time from day one. The team and I look forward to having Krysti as a part of our program not only for how she will push us all to be better players, but also because she fits in so well with the atmosphere and personality of our team."
In addition to her accomplishments on the soccer field, Wilson has also excelled in the classroom. She is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Social Studies Honor Society. She was also selected as an Ohio Capital Conference Scholar-Athlete and named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.
"There were several reasons why I chose MVNU," said Wilson of her college choice. "I knew that I would get an opportunity to play soccer. I also liked the atmosphere of the campus along with the programs they offered."
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.