NewsElida Soccer Player Decides to Play at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s soccer team has landed another key recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of Amanda Suever.
Suever, a midfielder/forward from Elida, Ohio, scored 13 goals and added three assists as a senior at Eldia High School. A two-time Western Buckeye League First Team selection, she was named the WBL Player of the Year and an All-District Second Team pick as a senior. She also received the 2003 Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Academic Award and was a three-time recipient of her team’s 110% Award.
"I am very happy to have Amanda make a commitment to play for the Lady Cougars next fall,” said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "She has excelled in everything that she has participated in. I think a lot of that is a direct result of her work ethic and attitude. Work ethic and a positive attitude will always help a team improve, and they are two things that really impressed me about Amanda.”
"Amanda has a lot of potential to become a very good college player,” Meade added. "I know that with her work ethic and attitude it will not take her long to become a contributor on the field. She has great height, very good speed, and is a versatile athlete. I can see her helping us in a variety of spots on the field. Because she places a great deal of emphasis on her faith above all else, I know that she will be a great fit for MVNU and the women’s soccer team.”
In addition to playing soccer, Suever was a four-year member of the Elida varsity basketball team and was a WBL Special Mention pick and an All-City Second Team selection in 2004. She was also involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, Girl’s Chapter, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and SUCCESS, and she was a member of the 2003 Homecoming Court.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Suever of her college choice. "I like the Christian atmosphere of the campus. MVNU offers the academic programs that I am interested in, and it has a lot of activities that I will enjoy participating in.”
Suever will join former Elida teammate Meghan Schymanski, a senior-to-be goalkeeper, on the Lady Cougars’ roster. Another former Elida standout, Cheryl Balogh, just wrapped up a stellar four-year career at MVNU this year.
MVNU finished the 2003 season with a 20-3-1 overall record and won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title in only the program’s fourth season as a varsity sport. The Lady Cougars also captured the American Mideast Conference South Division title.