The Mount Vernon Nazarene
University womens soccer team has signed a
key recruit for the 2008 season as Camille
Smith has decided to further her education
and continue her soccer career at MVNU.
a forward from Twinsburg, Ohio, registered
six goals and four assists as a senior at
Twinsburg High School. She was a two-year
starter at Twinsburg after transferring from
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy where she
was also a starter.
"Camille is an exciting player and we are
really happy to know that she will be a Lady
Cougar next year, said MVNU head coach
Jonathan Meade. "She has a lot of ability
and versatility and I expect that she will
make an immediate impact on our team next
year. She is a good team player, but she
also has the explosiveness to creat for
herself and score goals.
"I think Camille is a great fit for
MVNU, added Meade. "She believes strongly
in her faith as well as working hard in her
academic and athletic endeavors. I look
forward to coaching her next year.
In addition to playing soccer at
Twinsburg, Smith is a member of National
Honor Society, NASA SEMAA, and College
Prospects of America. She also volunteered
at the National Youth Sports Program as a
soccer coach. She played club soccer for the
CSA Impact for seven years, the Eastside
Kicker of Cleveland Heights for two years,
and the Cleveland Cobras for one year.
"There are several reasons why I chose to
attend MVNU, said Smith. "I like the very
friendly environment and the close
atmosphere with friends and the professors.
I also chose it for the Christian
MVNU posted a 15-7-1 overall record in
2007 and was ranked No. 25 in the final NAIA
national poll. The Lady Cougars also claimed
a share of their fourth American Mideast
Conference South Division title in the past
five years, and MVNU has won two National
Christian College Athletic Association
national titles (2003 and 2006).