Cohoon Commits To Defender Soccer

Cohoon Commits To Defender Soccer

(Wednesday, January 22; Sioux Center, Iowa) Natalie Cohoon, a senior at Maranatha Christian Academy (Minnesota), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender soccer program.

"We really look forward to having Natalie join us this fall. Her soccer ability will add tremendously to our program, along with her high level of soccer knowledge," said Dordt soccer coach Alex Durbin.

Cohoon defense and center midfield and was a part of a team that ranked seventh in Minnesota in goals allowed with 0.7 in 2018.  She earned all-conference honors as a senior and honorable mention all-conference honors as a junior. Cohoon also played club soccer for the Twin Cities Fire Club which earned a league championship along with winning the KC Showcase.

"I chose to commit to Dordt because it fulfilled all of the things I was looking for in a college. Since my first visit I noticed how different Dordt was from other colleges.  One thing that really stood out to me was the sense of community that was present.  I felt very welcomed and part of the community. When I got the opportunity to practice with the soccer team I noticed all the players seemed like family which was exactly what I was looking for. I am excited to attend Dordt not only to attain my Elementary Education degree and play soccer but also grow and strengthen my faith," said Cohoon.

Natalie is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Cohoon of Blaine, Minnesota. She plans to study Elementary Education 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.