CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Abby Horton, a senior at Girls Preparatory School (GPS) has committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting the enrollment offer, Horton has expressed her intent to become a full-time student and play soccer for the Lady Scots and head coach Mark Duble in the fall of 2013.
As a member of the soccer team at GPS over the past four seasons, Horton helped her team compete in the TSSAA DII-AA State Tournament each season. In the 2012 season, Horton and her team finished the tournament second in state competition. As a senior this past season, Horton led her team as a captain and defensive leader. Horton also played club soccer for East Ridge Express for many years.
Horton is thinking of majoring in education. She is also interested in the possibility of pursuing a career as a counselor. She is passionate about helping young girls as they face addictions and other struggles. Ideally, she would like to teach middle school students and counsel middle and high school girls.
When asked about what most excites her about Covenant, Horton said, "The closeness of the team, the growing of my relationship with Christ, and living in the Christian environment at Covenant are all things I am really looking forward to as I start college in the fall."
Duble believes that "Horton will add a great deal of strength and depth to our midfield and defensive line. Her tireless work ethic and desire to compete makes her a great addition to this growing class of 2013."
Duble, along with the rest of the Covenant women's soccer coaching staff and team, are pleased to have Abby Horton join the Lady Scots for the 2013 season.