NewsWest Chester Native to Play Soccer at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s soccer team has landed another recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of Allie Warnemunde.
Warnemunde, a native of West Chester, Ohio, attended the University of Kentucky last year and played club soccer there. As a senior at Lakota East High School in 2002, she was second on the team in goals and assists as she was named to the All-Greater Miami Conference First Team. She was also named to the All-Butler County First Team and was her team’s Most Valuable Player in 2001.
"Allie is a great addition for us, and I expect that she will have an immediate impact,” said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "She comes from a rich soccer background having played for Lakota East and Cincinnati United Premier - both of which are well respected in the Midwest.”
"Allie is strong and plays with a high work rate,” Meade added. "She has done well at both the forward and midfield positions, and I expect her to challenge for a starting spot at both positions. She is a good fit with MVNU. I think the small Christian college atmosphere will compliment her strengths and cater to her needs as well.”
In addition to playing soccer, Warnemunde was active in student government, science club, yearbook, and Mu Alpha Theta as the senior representative.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Warnemunde of her college choice. "I like the school’s Christian values and beliefs and it has a great science program that will prepare me for graduate school. I like the small college atmosphere and the ability to have more contact with professors. I also like the soccer team and Coach Meade.”
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.