Women's Soccer - Fri, Apr. 20, 2007
CHICAGO - Maya Swartz, a senior forward/center midfielder at Bethel High School in Bethel, Ohio, 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 Tim Swart during her prep career at Bethel.

Swartz is the daughter of Clay and Donnetta Swartz of Bethel, Ohio. She plans to pursue a degree in art next year at Saint Xavier University. Swartz is projected to play at the forward position next fall. Last season, Saint Xavier finished with an overall record of 19-4-0 (a new school record) and a No. 8 national ranking in the NAIA. The Cougars also qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in the program's 10-year history.

"I'm thrilled to have Maya join our program," said Saint Xavier University women's soccer coach Derek Begich. "She is a strong front runner, who has great vision and a nose for the goal. Maya is a very quality individual both on and off the field. She will add depth to our forward line in the fall."