NewsNorthwestern Soccer Standout Signs with Lady Cougars
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s soccer team has landed a key recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of defender Stacy Robey.
Robey, a native of New Carlisle, Ohio, helped lead Northwestern High School to a 17-1-2 record as a senior. Robey anchored a defense that allowed a school-record low six goals including only three in the regular season as the team posted a school-record 14 shutouts. Northwestern also set records for most wins in a season (17), most tournament wins (4), and most consecutive wins (12). The team also finished as Central Buckeye Conference champs for the second straight season.
For her efforts on the soccer field in 2003, Robey, who was a team captain, was named to the Central Buckeye Conference First Team, Springfield All-Area First Team, the All-Clark County Second Team, the All-Miami Valley North Area Second Team, and a Senior All-Star.
"Stacy’s commitment to MVNU is very important, and the team and I look forward to her joining us next year,” said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "She is a talented player and has excelled as a defender with both her club and high school teams. With the departure of Cheryl (Balogh) and Karen (Stasiowski), Stacy will come in and make an immediate impact in helping fill the void left by our two senior defenders. She is the type of back who likes to push forward and get involved in the attack. It makes for an exciting style of play, and that is the same style that we like to push for. She is a tough, physical defender, and we look forward to her bringing that toughness to our team.”
"Stacy really encompasses what we are all about at MVNU,” Meade added. "She has excelled as an athlete and as a student, but she also sees the importance of growing in her walk with the Lord. As much as MVNU will help her grow in all these areas, Stacy will help MVNU continue to grow in excellence as well.”
In addition to playing soccer, Robey has been active in choir, show choir, and school musicals as well as S.A.D.D. and National Honor Society. She is also involved in her local church and has served as a nursery worker.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Robey of her college choice. "I was looking for a small Christian college where I could play soccer and receive a great education. MVNU offered all of that and then some. The coaches, professors, and students I met made a huge impact on my decision. Everyone welcomed me, and that is when I knew that I belong at MVNU.”
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.