NorthWood's Yoder signs with Bethel

Inger Yoder helped NorthWood to 26 shutouts during her high school soccer career.

Posted on Feb. 14, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

NAPPANEE — Inger Yoder, a NorthWood High School senior, has signed to continue her academic and soccer careers at Bethel College in Mishawaka.

Yoder, a 5-foot-8 defender, was part of the NorthWood defense that allowed an average of 0.83 goals per game in 2013 for head coach Phil Ummel's Panthers.

The three-year letterwinner scored three goals and added five assists for the season and had five goals and 13 assists and was a key defender in 26 shutouts during her high school career.

She was a two-time Indiana Elite All-Star selection and all-Northern Lakes Conference honorable mention. She was also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and track.

Yoder is a two-time Indiana Soccer Coaches Association All-State Student-Athlete, played for Elkhart County United and is a member of the National Honor Society and part of Maple City Chapel youth group.

"I chose to come to Bethel because I fell in love with the Christ-centered campus and felt welcomed from the first time I set foot on campus," said Yoder. "The team also made the decision easy for me."

Said Ummel of Yoder, "Her qualities both on and off the field will be a perfect fit for the Bethel community. On the field, Inger has improved as a player from her freshman to senior year as much as any player I've ever coached. She became a stalwart member of our school record-setting defense and a help on offense by taking all of our free kicks anywhere on the field. Off the field, Inger brings even more to the equation. She is dedicated to the classroom, a leader in her school, and a committed follower of Christ. I can't wait to see what lies ahead for Inger as I believe her best days are still to come."

Said Bethel athletic director Jody Martinez, "Inger is going to be a great addition to our soccer program. Her competitive nature has allowed her to be successful on and off the field."

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