Women's Soccer - Mon, Jan. 29, 2007
CHICAGO - Andrea Fischer, a senior defender from Lincoln Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's soccer program. She was coached by Jeremy Ekeler during her prep career for the Thunderbolts of Lincoln Pius X.

Fischer is the daughter of Tim and Jodi Fischer of Lincoln, Neb. She plans to pursue a degree in graphic design next year at Saint Xavier University. Fischer is the sixth student-athlete from Lincoln Pius X to sign with the Cougars in the history of the program joining Abby Jambor, Katie Oswald, Amy Turner, Kate Bingham (2006 All-Region VII Second Team selection), and Amanda Kreifels (two-time NAIA Honorable Mention All-American). She will help strengthen a SXU defense that allowed just 14 goals over 23 games last fall and returns three of its four starters in 2007.

Last season, Saint Xavier finished the season with an overall record of 19-4-0 (a new school record) and finished with a No. 8 national ranking in the NAIA. The Cougars qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in the program's 10-year history.

"I am very excited to have an individual like Andrea joining our program at Saint Xavier University," said Saint Xavier University women's soccer coach Derek Begich. "She is the sixth student-athlete from Lincoln Pius X High School to sign with our program. Andrea has a great work ethic, is very coachable, and will do anything that is asked of her. She comes from a great family and has a wonderful head on her shoulders."