Three seniors commit to playing college soccer

Three out of the 11 seniors on the girls’ varsity team aren’t stopping their soccer careers now that their last high-school season has ended. They’re taking it to the next level. Committing to various colleges spread across the east coast Bree Ehmer, Abigail Watson and Lindsay Gill will play soccer at the next level.

Ehmer was the earliest to commit in her junior year to play at Catawba College in North Carolina on their Division II team.

“I wanted to play soccer in college because I love the sport,” Ehmer said. “I enjoy the challenge of pushing myself to the next level and college soccer was the next step.”

Watson is committed to play at Washington and Lee University in Virginia on their Division III team after having to decide between the 11 colleges that showed interest in her skill.

“I’ve always wanted to play college soccer since I was younger,” Watson said. “Once I got into the recruiting process it fueled my fire even more and I knew stopping after high school wasn’t something I wanted to do.”

Staying in Florida, Lindsay Gill is committed to play Division II soccer at University of West Florida in Pensacola.

 “I have been playing soccer since I was three, so I have always loved soccer and knew that soccer helped me stay focused on school work,” Gill said. “I like having a schedule and wanted to have a group at whatever college I went to.”

Even though these schools reached out with the final offers, the girls have been reaching out to schools for long before their final commitments. 

“I went to multiple ID camps for two years and have been consistently emailing and talking to coaches,” Gill said. “I also had a lot of help from my club coaches to get me connected to colleges.”

After committing to a team with almost all new girls and having to pick their roommates from the select group, the girls seem to be overall excited about this experience.  

“I’m excited to play with a new group of girls because it’s always fun building chemistry with a new team,” Ehmer said. “It’s always an interesting experience trying to learn other teammates’ playing styles.”

By Ava Dalessandro