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 2020-21 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.

Women's Soccer Recruits

Hannah Beardemphl

Name: Hannah Beardemphl

High School: Cascade Christian High School (Graham, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward and Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'4"

High School Highlights:
Was named MVP of league and selected as team MVP while helping squad place second in district and qualify for state her senior season, when she set a school scoring record with 36 goals; was a “Scholar-Athlete” all four years of high school; earned first-team all-league honors and Offensive Player of the Year recognition her junior season, when she served as a team captain; was named second-team all-league as a sophomore; helped team win district as a freshman and reach the state quarterfinals

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because it is a place where I will grow spiritually, mentally and in community. I found athletics, academics and a spiritual environment that will help me to become the person that I want to be. Fox has every aspect of a college that I want, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue my journey here!”

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Lucy Brandt

Name: Lucy Brandt

High School: West High School (Torrance, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder and Defender

Height / Weight: 5'9"

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league recognition while serving as a team captain and earning MVP honors her senior season; was a team captain, Offensive Player of the Year, first-team all-league selection and first-team all-CIF player as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because I was really intrigued by the high level of community surrounding all teams and activities. It is the perfect mix of soccer, faith, education and people that I have always looked for in a school environment.”

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Willa Evans

Name: Willa Evans

High School: Henry M. Jackson High School (Mill Creek, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside back and center midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'6"

High School Highlights:
Named team’s Most Inspirational Player as a junior and senior

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose Fox because of the wonderful community and culture, both on the team and everywhere on campus.”

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Courtney Jones

Name: Courtney Jones

High School: Redding Christian High School (Redding, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder and Defender

Height / Weight: 5'1"

High School Highlights:
None provided

Why I chose George Fox:
“I love the soccer program and the team atmosphere! Also, George Fox has an amazing nursing program that I am excited to work hard to be a part of over these next couple years!”

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Eryka Napoleon

Name: Eryka Napoleon

High School: Kauai High School (Lihue, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center Midfielder, Wing and Forward

Height / Weight: 5'6"

High School Highlights:
Earned Hawaii All-Star Team recognition her sophomore through senior seasons; was one of leading scorers on the island her junior and senior years, with more than 13 goals per season; served as captain of varsity team since sophomore year; played an average of 70 minutes per game her final two seasons, when she assisted on half of her team's goals; recipient of team’s Leadership Award as a senior and Rookie of the Year honor as a freshman; helped team go undefeated during island season and take third in state as a junior and second in state as a senior; team was KIF champs and unbeaten her junior and senior years; was named Player of the Year in her league as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
“I was looking for a school close to home, and I really didn’t want a campus too big or too small. I felt that George Fox was a very welcoming community when I took my first tour and everyone was super friendly. It really reminded me of how everyone is back home! I also love Oregon’s scenery and thought this would be a great place for me to explore for four years, and Newberg is beautiful as well. My family won’t have to worry about traveling too far, either, and I have close family friends nearby if I ever were to get homesick or needed to go on an adventure. George Fox felt like the center of everything for my preferences!"

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Breeauna O’Rear

Name: Breeauna O’Rear

High School: Raven Homeschool (North Pole, Alaska)

Sport(s): Soccer / Track and Field

Position(s): Midfielder (Soccer); Long Jump and High Jump (Track)

Height / Weight: 5'11 ¾ "

High School Highlights:
Was a first-team and all-state soccer player as a junior and served as captain of her North Pole High School team her junior and senior years; named school’s Most Valuable Jumper as a junior track competitor, when she placed fourth at the state long jump competition; took second place in the high jump at the Brian Young Invitational as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
“It is a smaller, faith-based school with strong academic and athletic programs. Everyone at George Fox welcomed me and made me feel like I belonged.”

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Maddy Phelps

Name: Maddy Phelps

High School: Oregon City High School (Oregon City, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender

Height / Weight: 5'4"

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honorable mention honors as both a junior and senior; was a member of the Oregon State Cup championship team in 2019.

Why I chose George Fox:
“It was a perfect fit for what I want to do academically and athletically.”

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Lindsay Sandy

Name: Lindsay Sandy

High School: Folsom High School (Folsom, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Left Forward and Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'5"

High School Highlights:
Helped team to runner-up finish in San Joaquin Section Division 1 in the winter of 2019-20

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because of the supportive community and excellent pre-med program. The coaches and staff at George Fox are some of the most helpful and caring people that I have seen on any college campus, and I know that they will help me succeed. The pre-med program is very promising, and I know that it will prepare me for medical school. The 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes will help me get the attention I need, and that was a huge deciding factor for me. I am so excited to play the sport I love with some of the nicest people! I also love that I can continue to grow my faith at the school that I fell in love with the first time that I stepped on campus.”

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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.