GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Andrea Hunt, a senior at Eastside High School (S.C.) has committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting the enrollment offer, Hunt intends to become a full-time student and play for the women's soccer team under head coach Mark Duble in the fall of 2013.
As a member of the varsity soccer team at Eastside, Hunt helped her team reach the 3A State Championship (Jr.), where they were recognized as State Finalists. During her career at Eastside, Hunt has been recognized as an All-Region player (So., Jr.) and nominated to represent South Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas match. In her current spring season as a senior, she is leading her team as a senior captain.
Hunt played club soccer for Furman United for several years. In 2012, her club team won the state championship for South Carolina club soccer. Hunt has also been a member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in South Carolina.
As a student at Eastside, Hunt is a member of National Honor Society and the Beta Club. Hunt is also very involved with her youth group at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church (S.C.).
Hunt is thinking of majoring in elementary education. When asked what most excites her about attending Covenant, Hunt couldn't think of just one thing. With excitement, Hunt replied, "I was really amazed at how genuinely loving the soccer girls were when I came for my visit. I felt like I connected immediately with some of the current players, like Bethany Logan, and was sure that she and others on the team were not only hosting me in their rooms out of obligation, but because they really cared about girls who were interested in playing soccer with them at Covenant."
Hunt continued, "All during my visit, I could see that Covenant doesn't just have a label of a Christian atmosphere… that atmosphere is truly alive and honest. I am excited about coming to Covenant and growing in my relationship with Jesus as I play soccer on such a beautiful mountain and live on campus with other believers. I know I will constantly be challenged in my faith and pushed out of my comfort zone in classes and discussions. I know I will be pushed to become a better soccer player during my four years at Covenant. On top of that, I am so thankful that I have to opportunity to be trained on the field under the direction of such a godly coach and alongside sisters in Christ."
Duble believes that "Hunt brings great energy to our attack for the fall of 2013. Her vision, strength, and willingness to challenge in the box makes her extremely dangerous. We are very excited to have her here."
Duble, along with the rest of the Covenant women's soccer coaching staff and team, are pleased to have Andrea Hunt join the Lady Scots for the 2013 season.