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Foytlin Lands Soccer Scholarship to Missouri Baptist University

April 04, 2013

Katie Foytlin  
Katie Foytlin will continue her soccer career in the fall at
Missouri Baptist University.

Katie Foytlin has made her decision on where to continue her collegiate soccer career.

The St. Louis Community College sophomore accepted an athletic scholarship to Missouri Baptist University on Wednesday (April 3), and will join the Spartans for the 2013 season.

“I really like the small-school atmosphere (of Missouri Baptist), and the coaches really made me feel at home,” Foytlin said. “It’s also close to home, which I like, so I’ll be able to commute.”

Foytlin completed a stellar two-year career with the Archers last fall, leading the Archers to the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Tournament after moving from midfield to sweeper.

She gained much of her attention from four-year schools following this year’s NJCAA Tournament, when she was named to the all-tournament team.

Spartans head coach Deno Merrick looks forward to adding a player of Foytlin’s caliber, as well as someone with her winning background.

“One of the first things was her passion for the game,” Merrick said. “She also has that leadership quality, and that’s one of the key things we look for. It will be a big addition to the team, and will help some of the younger girls mature through the program. We want to be a successful program, and get back to where we were, being in a national tournament, and with Katie, that will definitely be a big plus.”

Foytlin scored eight goals and logged 22 assists in her two years at STLCC, with most of that offensive production coming as a midfielder during the 2011 season. She will remain on defense while with Missouri Baptist.

The STLCC sophomore looks forward to taking her game to the NAIA ranks.

“I expect it to be a bit more competitive, and I’m a competitive, so going up to nationals really helped me step up and push that,” Foytlin said.

Archers head coach Juergen Huettner has seen his team make tremendous strides in his two years with Foytlin, and looks forward to seeing his team captain excel at a four-year program.

“At St. Louis Community College, to get a player of her caliber, it was obviously a blessing for us,” Huettner said. “It was great to have a player like that, and to have her go on to a four-year school, it’s not a surprise. I think she’s going to fit into the system there very well, and I think it’s a great fit for both the school and for Katie.”