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.”