George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2017-18 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Women's Soccer

Pilialohakamaha'o Ahina

Name: Pilialohakamaha'o Ahina

High School: Gresham High School (Gresham, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 6A Mt. Hood Conference) as a sophomore, junior and senior -- at the forward position her senior and sophomore years and as a midfielder her junior season; also earned second-team all-league recognition as a freshman forward

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its remarkable community and the opportunity to be known. The atmosphere on campus is incredible.

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Abby Anderson

Name: Abby Anderson

High School: Arlington High School (Arlington, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender and midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league (Class 3A Wesco North League) as a midfielder in 2016 and as a defender in 2015; served as team captain in 2016 and was recipient of team’s Coach’s Award that same season; was a second-team all-league defender in 2014 and was squad’s Most Improved Player in 2014; helped squad win 3A district title as a senior and earned a top-eight placing in state that season; helped team take fourth in state in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I fell in love with the atmosphere that George Fox had to offer and how everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I knew that this was a place that I could grow in my faith with God and to grow as a student, a soccer player, and a young adult.

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Daria Brandt

Name: Daria Brandt

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center backfield

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-state player (Class 6A) in 2015 and 2016, as well as a first-team all-Three Rivers League player both seasons; voted her team’s best defender her junior and senior years and was a second-team all-league defender in 2014; helped her 2016 high school team win a 6A state title and was member of teams that won Oregon Youth Soccer Association state championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted a school that was centered around Christ and a place where students are encouraged to incorporate their faith in everything.

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Allie Day

Name: Allie Day

High School: Grant High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-state (Class 6A) and all-league (Portland Interscholastic League) as a senior, when she served as team captain and led the Generals in assists; overcame an ACL injury her junior year, when she was named Player of the Year in the PIL and earned first-team all-league and all-state honors

Why I chose George Fox:
Out of all the schools I visited and got to know, George Fox was by far my favorite. The day I stepped on campus I immediately felt the warm atmosphere of all the friendly students and teachers that said “hi” to me. The admissions people and coaches I felt all really cared about me and my well-being, and that's something I really appreciated. I truly felt at home, and that's when I knew George Fox was perfect for me.

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Lauren Hill

Name: Lauren Hill

High School: Banks High School (Banks, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside backfielder

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Named an all-league player two years

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I enjoy the environment where the majority of people have the same morals and beliefs as me. I believe at Fox I will be able to get closer to God while playing soccer and getting a degree in social work. I believe that through my education at George Fox I will later in life be able to contribute and give back to my community.

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Annalisa Klein

Name: Annalisa Klein

High School: Bethel High School (Spanaway, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league goalkeeper honors (Class 3A Pierce County League) and first-team all-area recognition as a senior; was a 4A first-team all-league goalkeeper her sophomore and junior seasons; served as varsity captain her final two years of high school

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt like it was home, a place where I could grow in all aspects of my life. It has an environment that no other place has. It's the perfect fit for me, I get to grow in my faith, continue my education, and play the sport that I love.

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Scotti Russell

Name: Scotti Russell

High School: Woodrow Wilson High School (Tacoma, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center backfield

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior, when she was also named all-league defensive MVP and her team’s defensive MVP; selected as a first-team player her junior and senior years; also selected her team’s defensive MVP as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
When I met the team I felt welcomed and like I belonged. Everyone else I met around the campus gave me the same feeling, of being wanted there and being able to be known.

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Sei Sameshima

Name: Sei Sameshima

High School: Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
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Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the Christ-centered community that would allow me to grow in God.

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Chloe Shumaker

Name: Chloe Shumaker

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Wing

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Helped team win a league and state title (Class 6A) in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose to go to George Fox because it fulfilled all my requirements for a college by being a small Christian school, one where I could play soccer, and one where I can study the sciences. I love the atmosphere George Fox has, and the campus is beautiful. I wanted to go to a smaller school where I could build strong relationships through God with others.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.