Huntington University women’s soccer coach Ryan Burgher announced the signing of another great talent from the Fort Wayne area. China White, from Concordia Lutheran High School, has signed her letter of intent and will join the Forester program this fall. She is Coach Burgher's fourth commitment for the 2009 season.
White was a four-year starter for the Cadet squad and won the Horizon Award in 2005. She also was named First Team All-Conference her final three seasons. As a junior, she was presented the Top Team Player award at Concordia and following her senior campaign, White was selected Second Team All-District and was presented with the Leadership Award for her team.
As a club player, White has played with the Fort Wayne Fever, The Citadel, and the Fort Wayne Sports club. While playing for the Fever, the team was a State Cup finalist in 2004, State Cup Champions in 2005, and also placed third at Regionals in 2005.
White, who will be majoring in social work said, “I chose Huntington because I just got a good vibe from the moment I walked onto campus. From the people I met on the team to the good atmosphere, I felt like it was the right college for me and that's where I belong,” said White. “I am just really excited for a new start, different surroundings, and a positive Christian atmosphere where I can learn, grow, and just be myself.”
“I’m really excited that China decided on Huntington," said Coach Burgher. "She is going to be a great addition to our team. She is the type of player that gives 100% every time she is on the field. She also is very tough which is going to bring some added aggressiveness to our squad. I really felt China belonged here since the first time she was on campus. She has such potential to do great things on and off the field... I’m just really excited to have her as a part of our family here at HU.”
White is the daughter of Jim and Suzi White from Fort Wayne, IN.