Eppinga To Join Defender Soccer Program

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Eppinga To Join Defender Soccer Program

(Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022; Sioux Center, Iowa) Sam Eppinga, a senior at Unity Christian High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt University and join the Defender men’s soccer program.

"We are excited to add Sam to our 2022 class," said Dordt University Head Coach Ryan Gresse. "It has been a pleasure getting to know him throughout the last year. We look forward to having Sam on campus and watching him grow in his time at Dordt."

Eppinga is a multiple letter winner in both soccer and football at Unity Chrisitan. A two-year starter heading into his final season this spring, Eppinga accounted for 15 points, scoring seven goals to go with one assist, as a junior. He earned all-conference honors two years and is a member of the academic all-state team.

“I chose Dordt because I had the opportunity to get to know the coaches while playing on a summer league team with them. I really appreciate how Christ-Centered and personable everyone is, from the coaches, to the coaches and students. I believe Dordt is a place where I believe that I can grow in my academic and athletic career as well as my faith,” said Eppinga.  

Eppinga is the son of Robbin and Sara from Sioux Center, Iowa, and plans to study Environmental / Civil Engineering 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, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.