Soccer seniors named Athlete of the Week

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2002-10-21

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of October 14 – 20, 2002. Women’s Soccer senior Erin Abbey and men’s soccer senior Tim Caldwell earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Abbey, an educational ministries major from Millbury, Ohio, (Lake High School) is the first two-time recipient of the award. She received the honor for the first time for the week of September 2-8. This past week, Abbey led the women’s soccer team to a 1-1 record for the week. On October 16, she scored a goal off an assist from Mindy Sincler in the Foresters’ 3-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets of Defiance College. In the Foresters’ October 19 match against the University of St. Francis, she netted her second goal of the week and dished out an assist to teammate, Christi Shook. Abbey also recorded five shots on goal for the week. The women’s soccer team is currently 9-6 overall, 4-2 in the conference. Abbey is also an NAIA All-American track and field runner for the Foresters, a two-time NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete, a member of Alpha Chi, a member of Chi Alpha Sigma (the athletic honor society at HC), and a four-time Dean’s List honoree.

Caldwell, a senior recreation management major from Mansfield, Ohio (Mansfield Christian High School) tallied six points for the week for the men’s soccer team. Caldwell, a co-captain on the team, scored two goals, dished out two assists to his brother Luke, and had eight shots on goal to help lead the Foresters to a 1-1 record for the week. The Foresters now stand at 6-8-1 on the season. Caldwell is also a Resident Assistant in Wright Hall and was elected as student body president.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 38 All-America honors and 60 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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Sports Information Director
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