Alder’s Hooley signs to play soccer at college level

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Katie Hooley (seated, second from left) commits to playing soccer at Huntington University: (front row) parents, Bruce and Sheri Hooley; sister, Lexee; (back row, from left) Todd Banks, club soccer coach; Phil Rathgeb, former assistant coach; Matt Evans, former head coach; Nate Byrum, Jonathan Alder head girls’ soccer coach; Nichole Ausback and Tim Ausback, assistant coaches; and David Lewis, Huntington University’s head women’s soccer coach.

(Posted Nov. 27, 2021)

Katie Hooley signed to play soccer at Huntington University. The university is a member of the NAIA and competes in the Crossroads League.

“I chose Huntington because Coach Lewis is so encouraging. I trust that he will make me a better soccer player and a better person. I love how he incorporates faith into soccer and draws his players closer to Christ,” Hooley said.

Her goals are to help the team become more successful, be an encouraging and supportive teammate, and build lifelong friendships.

As for the skills and attributes she brings to college play, she said, “I think my coachability, communication skills, and determination will help me to succeed at the next level. I love playing soccer, and Huntington’s philosophy that athletics are a form of worship makes the sport that much more important to me.”

Because she loves playing soccer and investing in her teammates, Hooley said playing at the college level has always been one of her goals.

As for her expectations, Hooley commented, “I know that being part of the Huntington women’s soccer team will be a rewarding experience. I will make friends who love Christ as much as I do and incorporate their faith into every aspect of their life.”

She plans to major in finance.

Hooley is the daughter of Bruce and Sheri Hooley.

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