CHICAGO – Amber Pringle, a senior midfielder at McHenry East High School in McHenry, Ill., recently 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. The McHenry native will be a freshman at SXU in the fall of 2013 and compete for playing time on the field during the 2013 season. Saint Xavier University women's soccer coach Evan Strehlau was thrilled with what he saw in Pringle the first time he saw her play and sees her playing in the center of the midfield at the collegiate level.
Pringle is the daughter of Adam and Michelle Pringle of McHenry. She is currently coached by James Nelson at McHenry East High School. Pringle is looking to pursue a degree in psychology next year at Saint Xavier University.
"My decision to have Amber as a Cougar didn't take long after I saw her play," said Strehlau. "She has average size (5-6), but plays like she is six feet. Her strength in the air and the quick and precise decisions she make with the ball will be valuable to our program. Amber will be utilized in many ways this fall and I'm excited to see what she can do against our opponents."