Huntington University women’s soccer coach Ryan Burgher added the eighth member to his incoming 2009 recruit class, Caley Lambert, from Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Lambert was a four-year starter at Siloam Springs High School. She was selected to the Olympic Developmental Program in Arkansas for the summer of 2008. In the same summer Lambert participated in the Regional III ODP camp. Lambert is also a grade eight referee.
During her time at Siloam Springs, Lambert has been a part of many different organizations so that she could give back to the community. Lambert is an active member in the Community Christian Fellowship youth group, along with being a volunteer in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA. Lambert has also been on missions trips and coaches in a youth league in her hometown.
Lambert who will be majoring in social work at Huntington said, “I chose HU because I wanted, for sure, to go out of state for college. I began my search in Indiana because I was born in Decatur and lived there for a while. Also, all of my extended family lives in the Fort Wayne and Decatur area. When I visited HU, I was very impressed by the social work program and the friendliness of the campus as a whole,” said Lambert. “I am most excited to be part of a tightly knit group of girls who share my interests and beliefs. I can't wait to see how much I will learn from everyone around me in the college environment.”
“Caley is going to be a great addition to our team," said Coach Burgher. "She has played for the Olympic Developmental Program for Arkansas so she really knows what that next level of competition looks like. Caley is not only going to bring a high level of playing experience to our team, she is bringing a heart for service which will add to where our team is heading.”