Ethan Chandler is a senior midfielder from Lexington, SC. Ethan signed with CIU as part of the inaugural team back in 2012 and has been a three-year starter for the Rams. He also served as a team captain and member of the leadership team. He won the team’s Servant Leadership Award as a junior and the Core Value Award as a sophomore.
Ethan plays the defensive position where he provides intensity, toughness, and technical ability in the middle of the field. This past summer, Ethan worked with the Chicago Eagles Summer Academy, a 2 month long soccer missions and discipleship experience. As part of that experience, he travelled to Brazil for a soccer ministry trip and conducted soccer camps in the Chicago area. Ethan has played 2 summers with the South Carolina United Bantams as part of the Premier Development League. In high school, Ethan played for Palmetto Athletic Club for three seasons where he served as varsity captain from 2010-2012 and received the Leadership Award in 2011 and 2012. Ethan also played club soccer for Lexington Soccer Club for a number of years.
Ethan’s major at CIU is in psychology, and he served as Junior Class President. In his free time, Ethan enjoys art and hopes to one day be involved in coaching at some level.
Coach Whitaker had this to say about Ethan: “Ethan is one of our most driven and hardest working players. He really understands the game well and is one of our team leaders. We’re blessed to have him here at CIU, and he is a definitely been one of the building blocks of our program. He is one of our most consistent players, and we’re looking forward to an awesome senior season from him.”