Men's soccer adds two more players


Zac Eckert


Westin Welker

Huntington, Ind. - The Forester men’s soccer team recently added two more players from the Buckeye state in Zac Eckert (Monroe, Ohio) and Westin Welker (Wooster, Ohio). Head coach Russ Lawson is excited about the impact these two players will have on the program. “Both these young men will come in and compete . Zac and Westin will bring an intelligence and work rate that will raise the competitive level of our team.”

Zac Eckert, a transfer from the University of Akron, will add a physical presence to the backline. During his career at Monroe High School, he helped capture three Southwest Buckeye League Conference titles. He plans to study business at HU and is the son of Dwight and Leann Eckert of Monroe, Indiana.

“Zac is a tenacious defender who we will look to use on the left side of the park,” notes Coach Lawson. “His solid tackling ability and composure on the ball will be a welcomed addition.”

Westin Welker played his high school career at Wooster High School. His play on the field earned him numerous accolades which included two-time First Team North Central Ohio and First Team Ohio Cardinal Conference honors. As a senior he was named to the Division One All-Ohio First Team. He will enter HU as an honor student and plans to major in chemistry. He is the son of Rodd and Martha Welker from Wooster, Ohio, and is the brother of former HU soccer player Tyler Welker.

“Westin is a midfielder with a solid touch and striking ability,” comments Coach Lawson. “His composure on the ball and willingness to get forward will add to our attack.” 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 173 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director