NAME: Elizabeth Burchenal
SCHOOL: St. Ursula
GRADUATING YEAR: 2010
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Soccer scholarship to UNC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'7"-140 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Terrace Park
PARENTS: Gibson & Jamie
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Tori Huster
FUTURE GOAL: Play in the Olympics
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior soccer All-American as a sophomore and junior helped lead St. Ursula to back-to-back Ohio state soccer championships. A big highlight was in last year's state final when she scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Strongsville. Elizabeth scored 33 goals and 16 assists last season, and earned numerous awards, including being named Ohio Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year. She was also GGCL Player of the Year, Cincinnati Div. I Player of the Year and Ohio Div. I Player of the Year. She was also named the High School Sportswoman of the Year by the local chapter of the Women's Sports Association and was one of six female athletes (and the only junior) who in June was a finalist for the 2008-2009 LaRosa's Female MVP of the Year award. Elizabeth will play soccer next season at the University of North Carolina. Her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan and favorite entertainer is Dane Cook.
Coach’s Quote -- "Elizabeth's blend of strength and speed coupled with her goal-scoring mentality make her a very imposing player. 'Burch' is also a great teammate." – Dave Ruehl, Soccer Coach
To view last year's MVPs, go here.
To view the 2007-2008 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2006-2007 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2005-2006 MVPs, go here.