Eli Nienaber will continue his soccer career at Thomas More College
May 29, 2014Bishop Brossart High School
Eli Nienaber, a Bishop Brossart Senior and current member of NKSA -U-18 Boys team has signed a letter of intent to play soccer locally at Thomas More College. Eli is a 5' 9" midfielder and captain who led the 2013 Bishop Brossart soccer team to the ALL A State Championship, where Eli was named the Most Valuable Player. The Brossart Men’s team finished the season at 19-5 and won the 37th District Title and 10th Region Title. Eli’s Mustangs lost in the first round of the Soccer Sweet 16 to eventual State Champions Paul Dunbar.
Eli had 10 goals and 10 assists on the year. He played as an outside midfielder and striker. He was a Varsity starter the last two years and a three year Letterman at Brossart. In 2012, Eli received the Most Improved Player Award. In 2013, the Northern Kentucky Coaches honored him with the Scott Christian, More than a Match Award and the Brossart Soccer Program honored him with the Mustang Award.
Eli started his career in soccer at the age of 3. He has his older brother Hank to thank for always working with him on his moves in the front yard. Locally, Eli currently plays for NKSA in the Buckeye Premiere League. His team is currently 7-0-1 in the Buckeye League. His team won the MASC Tournament this year and the Turf Classic. This is Eli’s third year playing for NKSA. Eli also played for 4 years with Hammer and 4 years with the Kings. Eli said he has enjoyed all his coaches over the years and has learned a lot from them all.
Eli is an accomplished runner as well. Eli is on the track team and runs the one mile and two mile for the Mustangs. Eli is also a great student with a 4.0 GPA. He said one of the reasons he chose Thomas Moore over other schools is the full ride scholarship that he received. Eli is a Governor’s Scholar and will be in Thomas More’s Honor’s Program.
Eli wanted to thank his Mom and Dad for all the early morning drives to soccer games. He wanted to thank his friends, players, former coaches and Coach Goller for all of the great times and great training.
Eli looks forward to playing for the Thomas More Saints next season. The Saints are a Division III school playing in the Presidents Athletic Conference. They were 15-3-2 last year and won the PAC Tournament. They lost to 8th ranked Wheaton (IL) 2-1 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Thomas More College is a small, liberal arts college in Villa Hills, Kentucky with a big reputation. Money Magazine ranks Thomas More as one of the 2014 "Best College Buys" in higher education. And the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching praises the college as a "selective liberal arts college." The school has 1,500 students.
The Mustang Nation wishes Eli Good Luck next season with the Saints.