Millie Colbran Senior Spotlight


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Senior Millie Colbran in action vs Wheeling.

Millie Colbran, a senior on the women’s soccer team is preparing for graduation and recently finished her senior season on the hilltop. After an injury-stricken freshman year, Colbran has been ever present for the Hilltoppers in the last three seasons, featuring in 39 games with 19 starts.

Hailing from Brighton, England, Colbran came to WLU as a freshman in 2019 and is double-majoring in Accounting and General Business with a minor in Computer Information Systems. “When looking at different colleges to attend and knowing I was going to be so far from home, finding the right fit for me was key,” Colbran said. “West Liberty stood out to me because of the community feel and the small campus. The small class sizes were also important to me and the College of Business also offered a lot of majors that interested me.”

Colbrans decision to choose West Liberty is one that has proven to pay off for her. Her work ethic has allowed her to thrive both on the field and in the classroom. “I absolutely love the community at West Liberty. Everyone is so friendly and the small campus really adds to that feeling,” she said. “The Hilltop has a special place in my heart and it has given me some best friends for life.”

Before making the move to the states and joining the Hilltoppers, Colbran had a successful youth career at home in England, making several senior appearances for Worthing F.C. While attending college in the states can be very advantageous for international students, Colbran admits that it also comes with its challenges.

“It can be hard for sure and I struggled quite a bit as a freshman,” she said. “I am a lot better now and only find myself very homesick when things are not going my way. I am really close with my family so I speak to them a lot, I try to FaceTime or text them whenever I get a chance.”

Colbran finds herself in a similar position to many of her senior peers as she is currently deciding what path to take post graduation. What makes her situation unique is that the NCAA Covid-19 Eligibility Waiver gives her the option of staying for another year on the soccer field, which she may well take advantage of.

“I’m not sure what lays ahead for me just yet,” Colbran admitted. “I am currently deciding whether to continue my education to earn a master’s degree and take my extra year of eligibility for soccer. If not, my aim is to start working in an entry-level accounting job either in the US or at home in England.”

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