Foresters add Ellis to roster

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2012-05-15
/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/Athletics/Ellis - Libby.jpgHUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s soccer program has added another quality recruit to its 2012 roster with the signing of Libby Ellis from Western High School.

During her four years in maroon and gold, Ellis helped guide the Panthers to two conference championships and a district championship. The senior captain was a First Team All-Conference and All-District selection and earned Jackson Citizen Patriot Honorable Mention honors.

Ellis has also played for the Soccer Club of Rockford, Grand Rapids Area Soccer Association and most recently the Michigan Rush where she has been the captain for the past four years.

As is a member of the National Honor Society, Ellis has a proven track record academically. She is a Presidential Leadership Nominee and has been awarded Highest Honors. She is also involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spring Arbor Methodist Church and Youth Group, her church’s worship team, and is one of the leaders of the Free to Run 5k.

Ellis plans to major in nursing and had this to say about HU, “I feel I’m being called to the field of nursing and Huntington’s program stood out beyond all others. I love the campus and overall vibe from the students and professors I met. I’m excited about getting to create new friendships while growing intellectually, and most importantly, spiritually.”

“Libby visited Huntington a few years ago and we knew we wanted her then. It is amazing to see that years later she picked us,” said Coach Burgher. “Libby has good skill on the ball and is able to read the game well. She is a going to be a good fit in the middle of the field for us. On and off the field this was a great pick up for the University and the team.”

Libby is the daughter of Curt and Jolene Ellis of Spring Arbor, Michigan.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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