Mount Vernon Soccer Standout Stays Close to Home
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (8-9-2011) - The Mount
Vernon Nazarene University women's soccer
team has signed an important recruit for the
2011 season as Michelle Dobson has decided
to further her education and continue her
soccer career at MVNU.
a midfielder from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was a
two-time Ohio Capital Conference Second Team
selection as well as a two-time OCC
Honorable Mention pick during her four years
at Mount Vernon High School.
very pleased that Michelle has chosen MVNU
to further her academic and athletic career,
and it is neat that she'll be joining her
sister, (senior midfielder) Challyn, as a
Lady Cougar," said MVNU coach Daniel
Seiffert, who has guided MVNU to a 25-14-4
record the past two seasons and a berth in
either the NAIA National Tournament or the
National Christian College Athletic
Association National Tournament each year.
"She is a very pleasant and intelligent
young lady with a strong work ethic. As is
evidenced by her high school and club soccer
career, she is a driven student-athlete who
strives to excel at whatever she does both
on and off the field."
midfielder, Michelle is a tenacious player
who makes other players take notice,"
Seiffert added. "She is strong on her
challenges and she couples that with a high
work rate which are both qualities that will
serve her well at the college level. We are
looking forward to all God has planned for
her as she contributes to our team, our
university, and the MVNU community."
In addition to playing soccer at Mount
Vernon High School, Dobson played club
soccer for the Mount Vernon Sting from
2008-2011 and captured two tournament
championships. She graduated from high
school with honors, was on the honor roll
and merit roll, received the 1st and 2nd
Academic Achievement awards, and earned
Honorable Merit on the National Latin Exam.
She has also been involved in 4-H, Spanish
Club, and praise band at her church.
"There are several reasons why I chose
MVNU," said Dobson of her college choice. "I
love the team and the college. It just feels
like home to me."
MVNU finished the
2010 season with a 14-8-2 overall that
included a 6-4 mark in the American Mideast
Conference. The Lady Cougars also advanced
to the NCCAA National Tournament after
making the program's first-ever appearance
in the NAIA National Tournament Opening
Round in 2009 in Seiffert's first season as