Mizzou Soccer signs German U-19 National Team defender Milena Fischer
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Soccer head coach Bryan Blitz announced the addition of Milena Fischer to the 2021 signing class. Fischer represents the first international signee of the 2021 class, hailing from Saarbrücken, Germany.
She becomes the seventh player to officially sign with the Tigers in the current class, joining: Avery Brandt (McKinney, Texas), Bella Hollenbach (The Woodlands, Texas), Jenna McCormick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Ashlyn Mills (Frisco, Texas), Leah Selm (Manchester, Mo.), and Gia Woodfolk (Keswick, Va.).
“Milena joins an already exciting freshman class for the fall of 2021,” Blitz said. “We look forward to adding an athlete with her international experience to our roster. She is an incredibly versatile player, and we believe she will have an impact on our program for years to come.”
Fischer has played with 1.FC Saarbrücken of the 2.Frauen Bundesliga since 2018, primarily as a center back. She chose Mizzou over Colorado and Harvard, and she intends to major in Architectural Studies.
Milena Fischer has enjoyed a high level of success in the international arena. She has been a member of the Under 16, U17, U18, and now, U19 German National Team.
As a member of the German U17 National Team, Fischer and her teammates were able to capture the gold at the U17 European Championships in 2019, played in Bulgaria. Germany was able to take the crown, defeating the Netherlands in PKs in the final.
Fischer: “I chose Mizzou because I instantly felt comfortable talking to the coaches, and I believe that Mizzou is the perfect fit for me academically as well as from an athletic standpoint.”