Swartz will continue career at HU

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2008-03-27
Troy Christian High School senior, Ben Swartz, signed a Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career at Huntington University.
As a senior, Swartz led Troy Christian with 24 goals, five assists and was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All Area. He earned the Team Total Performance Award and played in the All-Dayton All Star game. He also is a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year Scholar-Athlete. Swartz will graduate with a career total of 61 goals, 15 assists and as a three-time First Team All-Conference award winner. During his junior year, he was selected to receive the Metro Buckeye Conference Sportsmanship Award, the Total Team Performance Award and the Team Offensive Player of the Year Award. As a freshman at Temple Christian High School, Schwartz had 18 goals and was listed as All-District Honorable Mention by the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches’ Association.

“Ben’s leadership and technical ability in the midfield allows him to control tempo while his speed is strong enough to get in behind defensive units” said Coach Lawson. “He is also a creative finisher that will add to our offensive output. Ben is a gifted player and we are blessed to have him.”

Beyond athletics, Swartz has been involved in mission trips to Africa, Honduras, Mexico and has done Hurricane Katrina relief. He also has been a vital part of the leadership at Troy Christian, not only being a captain on soccer team, but in mentoring Junior High students as well as being apart of the chapel committee.

Swartz will look to study nursing when not on the soccer field. Ben is the son of Paul and Carols Swartz of Botkins, Ohio.

Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Huntington, IN, with an enrollment of approximately 1100 students. Athletically, HU is a member of the Mid-Central Conference (MCC) and competes in fourteen NAIA intercollegiate sports for both men and women.
 
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