Unioto High School Soccer Standout Signs
with Lady Cougars
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (2-14-2012) - The Mount
Vernon Nazarene University women's soccer
team has signed an important recruit for the
2012 season as Morgan Gumm has decided to
further her education and continue her
soccer career at MVNU.
midfielder from Chillicothe, Ohio, compiled
46 goals and a school-record 77 assists over
the past four years at Unioto High School.
She was a two-time Southeast District First
Team selection as well as being the
Southeast District Player of the Year and an
All-Ohio First Team selection as a senior.
She also set a school single-season record
with 25 assists as a sophomore, and she
received the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship
Award as a junior.
"Morgan is an
exceptional student-athlete who is going to
fit in very well with our women's soccer
program, and we are very pleased to have her
as a Lady Cougars," said MVNU coach Daniel
Seiffert, who has guided MVNU to a 37-23-6
record the past three season and a berth in
either the NAIA National Tournament or the
National Christian College Athletic
Association National Tournament each year.
"Not only does she have the drive to excel
in all that she does as her numerous honors
reflect, she is also a terrific person who
truly cares about others and has a genuine
heart for the Lord. She has had a successful
career leading not only her high school team
but her club and ODP teams as well, and she
has all of the tools necessary to be an
impact player at the collegiate level."
"As a midfielder, Morgan has a great
touch on the ball with exceptional vision,"
Seiffert added. "She is a very unselfish
player who exhibits a strong knowledge of
the game and she leads by example. We are
excited to see all that God has planned for
her throughout her collegiate career as she
continues to develop and contributes to our
team and the MVNU community."
addition to playing soccer at Unioto, Gumm
was a captain for three years on the First
Capital FC club team and participated for
two years in the ODP state pool. She has
been active in Student Council for three
years and is serving as the student council
president as a senior. She has also served
as the junior and senior class president and
has been involved with National Honor
Society, National French Honor Society,
homecoming court, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, and prom committee. She was a Hugh
O'Brien Youth Leadership participant as a
sophomore and a YMCA Teen Character Award
recipient as a junior.
"I chose MVNU
because I not only want to continue my
education and my soccer career, but I also
want to strengthen my relationship with
Christ and this school will give me the best
opportunities for that," said Gumm of her
The Lady Cougars
posted a 12-9-2 overall record in 2011 and
advanced to the championship game of the
Mid-Central College Conference Tournament.
They also claimed third place at the NCCAA
National Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.