NewsBethel-Tate Soccer Standout Chooses MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s soccer team has added a key recruit to its roster for the 2005 season with the addition of Page Miller.
Miller, a midfielder from Bethel, Ohio, was a four-time Southern Buckeye Conference selection at Bethel-Tate High School and led the team in scoring as a junior and a senior. She was selected as her team’s Most Valuable Player all four years and served as a team captain her final three years. She was named the SBC Player of the Year as a senior and was also selected to the Greater Cincinnati Area All-City Team.
"Page is a strong addition to our team and I look forward to coaching her next year,” said MVNU head coach Jonathan Meade. "She should make a quick impact in the midfield for us next year, but she has the versatility to play in the back as well. She fits the Lady Cougar mold well in the sense that she is a tough, hard-working player out on the field.”
"MVNU will be a great place for Page,” Meade added. "It will challenge her to grow academically, athletically, and spiritually, and from what I know of Page, she will take the challenge and excel in all areas.”
In addition to playing soccer, Miller has been a four-year member of the varsity basketball team at Bethel-Tate High School and a three-year member of the varsity track team and earned All-Conference honors in both sports. She also founded her school’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a four-year member of student government. She has taken missions trips to both Jamaica and Grenada, and she is active in her local church.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Miller of her college choice. "Coach Meade is the nicest, most understanding coach and kept in contact with me more than any other coach. He made me feel like they really wanted me at MVNU. The campus is also very beautiful and safe, and it fulfills my expectations for people, morals, education, and distance. As soon as I visited other schools and saw what they were like, I was just drawn to MVNU.”
MVNU finished the 2004 season with a 19-5-0 overall record that included a runner-up finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association national tournament. The Lady Cougars also went 7-0-0 in the American Mideast Conference South Division to capture their second straight conference title, and the team was ranked 23rd in the final NAIA national poll.