Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Eclipse Select defender Mutters commits to Creighton for 2013
CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club defender and Hinsdale South High School junior Jessica Mutters announced her commitment to play for Creighton University's women's soccer program starting in 2013.
The Darien, Ill., native's older sister Danielle played for Missouri Valley Conference rival Illinois State, and her parents also attended ISU. But Jessica found everything she wanted in the Omaha, Neb.-based Creighton both on and off the pitch.
"I wanted to go to a small private school that had good science -- I'm looking into majoring in biochemistry," Mutters said. "I've also gone to their summer camp for the past two years and have had a chance to interact with the team. Their coaches are really nice, and I got to play with or against the players running the camp and got a feel for the team. It was at the top of my list."
Mutters will attend a Creighton side that posted a respectable 4-1-1 record in the MVC this past season. By the time Mutters takes the pitch, the Bluejays will have a younger defense and squad overall. The majority of the 2011 team's defensive line consisted of upper classmen, and nine seniors are graduating following Creighton's most recent season.
A collegiate soccer path has been in Mutters' eyes since watching her sister at Illinois State.
"Ever since I've seen my sister play in college, I knew I wanted to play," Mutters said. "I've been wanting it for years now, so this is a dream come true."
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• Suburban Life Publications: Hinsdale South defender Jessica Mutters commits to Creighton soccer program