Kara Huber, Grand Blanc High School
Molly Reamon, Northview High School
Julia Lueke, Freeport High School
Sarah Vrosh, Rockford High School
Hailey Pellegrom, Spring Lake High School
Megan Barnhart, Danville Community High School
Ana Gomez, Olivet College, Notre Dame Preparatory
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Despite the fact that the 2012-13 school years just ended the No. 3 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team is only about three months away from regrouping to prepare for the 2013 fall season. Head coach Bill Bahr has quite a few shoes to fill having lost eight seniors from last year’s record breaking team. He is pleased to announce the addition of seven new players to the Tiger roster.
Kara Huber, a 5-6 forward, is a senior at Grand Blanc High School. She is a four-year varsity letter winner and has twice served as team captain. She is a member of the Michigan Hawks club team and helped lead them to a state championship. She intends to major in communications and minor in business. She is the daughter of Ken and Ann and has three brothers.
“I was looking for a university that would provide an outstanding education while helping me to grow in my faith,” said Huber of her decision. “I have always felt at home when visiting my two older brothers at Olivet. After meeting the soccer girls and coaching staff, I knew for sure that I wanted to be a Tiger.”
Molly Reamon, a 5-5 defender, is a senior at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During her career, she has been named to the all-district team and all-conference honorable mention. She is also actively involved in student council and is a member of National Honor Society (NHS). She intends to pursue a degree in zoology while at Olivet. She is the daughter of Bill and Bonnie Reamon and has three siblings.
“I love the Christian environment, the compassion and passion of the coaching staff,” said Reamon. “Also the welcoming vibe from the team was encouraging and of course the success of the program.”
Julie Lueke, a 5-6 forward, is a senior at Freeport High School in Freeport, Illinois. She is a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree (’10, ’11, ’12), two-time First Team All-Sectionals (’10, ’11) and was named All-State in 2012. She served as team captain as a senior, and was selected as team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior. She is the daughter of Rob and Mary Lueke, and intends to major in nursing while at Olivet.
“I chose Olivet because it has such a positive atmosphere, spiritually, academically and athletically,” said Lueke. “After visiting the beautiful campus I realized that although academics and athletics are tremendously important to everyone, the number one goal is to help students build their faith in God. All the girls on the team and the entire coaching staff know what it means to “play for an audience of One” at a highly competitive level, and I can’t wait to be part of such a successful program.”
Sarah Vrosh, a 6-0 goalkeeper, is a senior at Rockford High School in Rochford, Michigan. She is the daughter of Rich and Jan Vrosh and the sister to Dillon and Jason. She is undecided on her major while at Olivet, but plans to minor in Spanish. When asked why she chose Olivet, she responded, “It’s a beautiful campus and the atmosphere on the team is very encouraging.”
Haily Pellegrom, a 5-6 defender, is a senior at Spring Lake High School. She has been recognized as an All-Area Honorable Mention (2011), as Second Team All-District (2012) and as a Third Team Muskegon Area honoree. The NHS member intends to major in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Erin Masko and Doug Pellegrom.
“I heard about Olivet from my high school coach and two players, Rachel Kilbry and Katie Smith,” said Pellegrom. “I knew I wanted to play soccer in college and was told that Olivet was also a great school to learn and grow in faith at. I attended a few soccer camps and ended up falling in love with the campus and what the school stood for.”
Megan Barnhart, a 5-4 forward, is a senior at Danville Community High School. She has served as a team captain and has been honored as a First Team All-Conference member, as well as an Indianapolis Star All-West Team member. She is the daughter of Eric and Holly Barnhart and intends to pursue a degree in elementary education while at Olivet with a minor in Spanish.
“It has always been one of my biggest dreams to play soccer at Olivet,” said Barnhart. “I am so excited to have finally made it. Olivet offers a chance for me to continue growing in my relationship with Jesus Christ while also growing academically. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me at Olivet.”
Ana Gomez, a 5-8 center mid/forward, comes to Olivet from Olivet College. The sophomore transfer prepped at Notre Dame Preparatory. While at Olivet College, Gomez appeared in 14 games and started in seven. She recorded one goal and one assist for the Comets.
“Olivet fits perfectly into my visualization of a college experience,” said Gomez. “As a student-athlete, Olivet allows me to develop the gifts God has given me, that is on the field and academically. After meeting the team it was clear to me that their vision for every season fits perfectly into what I desire: a team that’s fully committed, determined and passionate about the sport.”