Hunter continues to improve

Published 10:31 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019

After a freshman year of learning for the ODU women’s soccer team, Indiah Hunter is looking to continue to improve.

Hunter, a former Lady Warrior soccer standout, had a stellar high school career. As a senior, she decided to wrap up her recruiting process by committing to Old Dominion University. Hunter knew she had the skills to play soccer at the NCAA Division I level and, as a freshman, grew an appreciation for the process of it all.

“My first year was a good learning experience,” Hunter said. “It was like nothing I had ever experienced before. Playing at the college level is very different. It’s about being able to adapt to the speed of play and being able to produce.”

Hunter didn’t see the field much as a freshman, but she’s excited about her forthcoming sophomore season. She has worked hard since the season ended last year and is looking forward to seeing how the season plays out for both herself and her team.

“I’m looking forward to showing everyone what I am capable of,” she said. “I have worked so hard over the past year. I do believe I will have the chance to see the field this year.”

The goal for Hunter has always been to try to earn a starting position and go from there. Over the course of the year, she has been working on her game all around so that she can continue to stay sharp. She appreciated her coaches and teammates for helping her adjust in the first year.

“For me, it’s more about just continuing to improve my overall game,” she said. “I just want to constantly keep making strides when I get my opportunities.”

Hunter got her first college accolade under her belt, as she was selected to the Conference-USA Honor for having a grade point average of a 3.0 or better.

At Nansemond River, Hunter was able to break the school’s goals and assists record. She was also a first team All-Conference and All-Region selection. As a senior, she lead Suffolk in goals scored and was among the top scorers in the area.