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Page to Play Soccer for Franklin College
Elaina Page, Hamilton Heights’ senior, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the Franklin College Grizzlies in Franklin, Indiana this fall. Franklin College is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). She is the daughter of Matt Page and Kerry Sawyer.
Page, who has been playing soccer since she was five, quickly took to the sport which developed into a year-round passion. Page ultimately chose Franklin College because of the campus environment, quality of education and faculty, and opportunity to play soccer at the collegiate level. “The family atmosphere shown to me by the coaches and players along with the soccer program’s proven success made Franklin the right pick for me,” said Elaina Page, who broke Hamilton Heights Girls Soccer single season scoring record as a senior with an impressive 31 goals.
“I am excited about attending Franklin College and what the future holds,” continued Page, who plans to study Business Administration and minor in Marketing. This four-year varsity letterman and senior team caption was named to the All-State (honorable mention) Team and 1st Team All District her senior year. Other recognitions included 1st Team All County, 1st Team All-Conference, and Offensive MVP her junior and senior years.
She credits her family, especially her dad, as being a major influence in her development as a strong student athlete. “My Hoosier FC club coach, Sean Yau, and high school coach, Travis Kauffman, helped shaped me into the confident and focused player and person I am today.”
In addition to being a hard-working member of her club and high school teams, Page is a member of Hamilton Heights Business Professionals of America (BPA) Club and volunteers at the Humane Society of Hamilton County.
"I am very excited and proud for Elaina to be able to continue to play at the collegiate level,” said Travis Kauffman, Girls Soccer Head Coach. “She has certainly earned the opportunity to do so just as she has in each role and accolade that's been hers in the past four years at Hamilton Heights High School. Every year she has improved as a player and has also made her teammates better in the process. Elaina has been an unselfish player, always looking to see the team and her teammates do well, succeed, and receive recognition. It's been a joy to have her as a part of the Hamilton Heights soccer program and we wish her all the best.”
“Elaina has been a very dedicated and committed soccer athlete at Hamilton Heights the past four years,” added Kurt Ogden, Hamilton Heights Athletic Director. “She has also been a tremendous leader on and off the field. We are proud of what she has accomplished at Hamilton Heights and even more proud that she gets the opportunity to continue her soccer career at Franklin College.