Sanders joins Forester program

Huntington University Men’s Soccer Coach Russ Lawson announced that Kurt Sanders, a senior standout at Fort Wayne Snider High School, has signed a Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career as a Forester.
During his four year varsity career, Sanders helped lead the Panthers to three Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) and two IHSAA sectional championships. Sanders also has gained tremendous experience playing club soccer for the Fort Wayne Fever in the Super Y and Midwest Regional Leagues the past two years. The competition has given Sanders great preparation for the pace and physical demands of collegiate soccer. Sanders’ courage, discipline and decision-making abilities in the backline earned him First Team honors in the SAC in both 2007 and 2008 and All-District II honors in 2008.

“Kurt is a gifted defender who reads the game extremely well and distributes well,” said Coach Lawson. “We expect him to have an outstanding career here at HU.”

Off the field, Sanders has taken on numerous leadership roles. He is a student leader with Young Life, an Ambassador for ‘Stay in Bounds’ and currently Snider’s Student Council President. In the classroom, Sanders will focus his efforts in the Recreation Management program.

Kurt is the son of Michael and Jeanette Sanders from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also the brother of graduating Forester soccer senior Joel Sanders.

Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts university located in Huntington, IN with an enrollment of approximately 1100 students. Athletically, HU is a member of the Mid-Central Conference (MCC) and competes in fourteen NAIA intercollegiate sports for both men and women.



Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director