2021 Women's Soccer Recruits

To 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 2021-22 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we hosted a virtual Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

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Madeline Bailey

Name: Madeline Bailey

High School: ELCO High School (Myerstown, Pennsylvania)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-4

Intended Major:

Psychology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because of the environment surrounding Christ.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Watching Grey’s Anatomy!

Fun Fact:

I love ice cream!
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Trinity Carrington

Name: Trinity Carrington

High School: Mountainside High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'4"

Intended Major:

Nursing

Why I Chose George Fox:

It is close to home, and I love the campus.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I started learning Korean.

Fun Fact:

I am one minute older than my twin sister.
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Carly Garberding

Name: Carly Garberding

High School: Northwest Christian High School (Phoenix, Arizona)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Utility

Height / Weight: 5-9

Intended Major:

Interior design

Why I Chose George Fox:

I picked Fox because of the interior design program and the opportunity to play soccer at a Christian school.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Cooking

Fun Fact:

I am gluten free (celiac).

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Taylor Ho

Name: Taylor Ho

High School: Redondo Union High School (Redondo Beach, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'6"

Intended Major:

Education

Why I Chose George Fox:

I've heard how tight the community at Fox is, and I wanted the chance to be pushed academically, athletically and in my faith.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Slacklining.
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Rebecca Kozak

Name: Rebecca Kozak

High School: Newbury Park High School (Camarillo, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward and Wing

Height / Weight: 5'8"

Intended Major:

 Exercise Science

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because I wanted to continue growing in my faith as well as excel in both academics and soccer. George Fox provides the perfect combination of challenging academics, community, and continuous support from administration and coaches.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

During COVID, I got a gel nail kit for my birthday, and now I love trying different designs while doing nails!

Fun Fact:

One of my favorite foods is acai.
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Lizzy Merkel

Name: Lizzy Merkel

High School: Homeschooled (played sports for Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfield and Wing

Height / Weight: 5'5"

Intended Major:

Kinesiology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox not only because of its emphasis on community and strong teacher-student relationships, but also because of the well-rounded academics and beautiful campus I get to stay on!

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

A new hobby I picked up during quarantine was painting on canvas. I went out and bought a bunch of acrylic paints and brushes and started painting away!

Fun Fact:

I can walk on my hands for a decent amount of time!
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Grace Meyer

Name: Grace Meyer

High School: Lynden Christian High School (Lynden, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender

Height / Weight: 5'9"

Intended Major:

Cognitive Science/Psychology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I really enjoyed the positive Christian atmosphere and Be Known promise!

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I spent more time on the golf course.

Fun Fact:

I know how to tap dance :)
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Hayven Richardson

Name: Hayven Richardson

High School: Estacada High School (Estacada, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder and Forward

Height / Weight: 5-5

Intended Major:

Biology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I love the campus and fell in love with the family-like atmosphere. 

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Reading poetry.

Fun Fact:

I’ve swam with dolphins twice!
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Chloe Rogers

Name: Chloe Rogers

High School: Sprague High School (Salem, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center Back (Defense)

Height / Weight: 5-10

Intended Major:

Nursing

Why I Chose George Fox:

I like the small loving community and know that I will be able to continue to grow spiritually.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

My new hobby I picked up during COVID is rock painting and hiding them in people's yards to cheer them up. 

Fun Fact:

I will be a fourth-generation George Fox student.
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Sara Thudium

Name: Sara Thudium

High School: King’s Way Christian School (Vancouver, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5'7"

Intended Major:

Computer Science

Why I Chose George Fox:

As soon as I stepped on campus, it felt like home. The close-knit community feel is exactly what I was looking for. Plus, I am so excited to play for Laura!

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Walking with my mom and dog every night during quarantine :-)

Fun Fact:

I am a student leader for the middle school Young Life area in Clark County!
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* Student-athletes listed on this page 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.