Visser Commits To Dordt

Visser Commits To Dordt

(Thursday, January 16; Sioux Center, Iowa) Emma Visser, a senior at Puyallup High School (Washington), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender soccer program.

"Emma will be a great addition to our women’s soccer program. She is a very decorated and talented athlete. Emma has the ability to play in many different positions due to her athleticism and we believe she will contribute greatly to the mission and vision of this team. We are excited to have her be a part of this 2020 class," said Dordt coach Alex Durbin.

Visser played center midfield and outside back for Puyallup High School and The FPSC Fury.  She had a goal and 15 assists for Puyallup and scored 14 goals with 32 assists for FPSC Fury where she served as captain for three years.  She was  a part of four 4A SPSL league championships from 2015-19 with Puyallup and was on a WIAA 4A State Championship team in 2019. While playing for the FPSC Fury she won a pair of PSPL Washington State Cups in 2017 and 2018 and claimed US Club Soccer Regionals both years while winning the National Premier League in 2020. She will attend the NPL National Finals in July this summer.

"I chose to commit to Dordt University because between the Christian education, the nursing program and the chance to continue playing soccer with an amazing group of women it felt like the perfect fit for me," said Visser.

Emma is the daughter of William and Shelley Visser of Puyallup, Washington. She plans to study Nursing at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian university rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.