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OESA Alum, Kaitlyn Ennis selected to the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer Team

By The Ohio Elite Staff, 07/13/19, 9:45PM EDT


Kaitlyn Ennis is currently stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.  Her selection to the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer Team earns her the opportunity to compete in China for the Military Games!

Every soccer player knows the meaning of the word sacrifice.  It starts with time – missing a few birthday parties here and there, then entire weekends, eventually getting in the way of milestones like homecoming and prom (or just going straight from a game with your cleats on).  Then there’s the discipline – waking up early to work out on the one or two few days a week you could sleep in.  Getting your homework done even though you’re exhausted from a full week of practice, games, school, friends, and everything else.  Then there’s the grit – the determined, fight through the pain, work harder, put the team on your back, never give up part that made it all possible.  For some of us, these lessons we learned and values we embodied transformed sacrifice into another calling – military service.  We’re the members of the Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team, a group of women from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard who come together from all over the world to represent the USA in international military soccer tournaments. 

Kaitlyn Ennis knows this all too well.  After her playing career at Ohio Elite, she has gone on to be successful both on and off of the field.  We look forward to supporting her as she represents our country in the Military Games!  GO Kaitlyn!!  Your Ohio Elite Family is proud of you!