NORMAL, Ill. – Bill Bahr, head coach of the Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team is excited to announce that Tess Marcordes has signed a letter of intent to continue her education and playing career as a Tiger. Marcordes comes to Olivet from Normal Community West High School.
Marcordes, a 5-8 center back, has helped lead the Wildcats to an undefeated season thus far. The Wildcat’s captain has led the defense to eight shutouts so far this season. Tess also plays on the 97 Girls Knockouts.
As a junior, Marcordes received the Sportsmanship Award and was named Big 12 Academic Award, All-Conference, All-Area, All-Sectional and served as team captain.
When asked about her decision, Marcordes said, “I was looking for a school with an atmosphere that would help me grow as a Christian, athlete and student.”
Outside of soccer, Marcordes is a member of National Honors Society, Rho Kappa Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“Tess anchors their team and we have high hopes that she will come and make an immediate impact with us this coming fall,” said Bahr of the addition.
Marcordes is the daughter of Bill and Dawn and has five siblings. She is undecided to on her major at Olivet.