Knott To Join Defender Soccer

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Knott To Join Defender Soccer

(Wednesday, March 3; Sioux Center, Iowa) Ethan Knott, a student at Harding University (Arkansas), has announced his intention to transfer to Dordt and join the Defender soccer program.  

“We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Ethan during the recruitment process. He will be a great fit for our program and campus community. Ethan is an individual with high character and exemplifies the Defender Way. We look forward to watching him grow during his time at Dordt. We excited to have Ethan on campus next fall!” said Dordt soccer coach Ryan Gresse.

Knott scored 22 goals with eight assists in 23 contests in his final season of competition at Westville Boys High School (South Africa). He’s claimed All-State honors four years in a row and was invited to the Junior National Team Camp as well.  Knott has played forward and midfield.

“On the day I had my first zoom call and met Coach Gresse and Coach Bourdo for the first time I knew already I was going to commit to Dordt. What really stood out to me the most was how they really wanted to connect with you on a personal level and sometimes we would have phone calls and not even talk about the transfer process and instead about each other’s families and life in general which I really enjoyed. I wanted to join a place where I felt comfortable on and off the field and Dordt was that place for me,” said Knott.  

Ethan is the son of Gareth and Alta Knott of Durban, South Africa. He plans to study Accounting at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

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.