Two MSJC women's soccer players made their plans for next season official on Thursday as Ana Torres and Brook Wooldrige both signed scholarships to continue their education and playing careers at the four year level.
Torres, a midfielder from Paloma Valley High School, signed with Texas A&M Texarkana an NAIA program. TAMUT will be playing their first ever season of women's soccer in 2014. "I am excited to go somewhere where they have a new program," said Torres, "With a new coach it felt like we were starting a new program at MSJC when I got here and I liked being a part of it." Torres who had a goal and an assist this season while helping the Lady Eagles to just the second play-off appearance in school history was named First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and enjoyed her time at MSJC. "If I could do it all over again I would, we have built something good here and I hope the program will continue to grow."
Woodrige who played striker for the Lady Eagles this past season has signed with the University of Maine-Ft. Kent. Wooldrige scored 16 points this past season with 6 goals and 4 assists while earning First Team All PCAC honors. The Riverside King grad is excited to be headed east, "This is a really good option financially for me, and being on the East Coast will be a whole new experience, something different than California." Wooldrige who is also a very strong student has been accepted into the Nursing Program at UMFK. UMFK is coming off a season where they went 17-1-1 and won the USCAA National Championship. Wooldrige is anxious to join her new team, but will miss playing for Coach Chauncey Hayes and the Lady Eagles, "Coach switched my position to put me in a better place to be recruited, it was really a good atmosphere around the program and all the girls really got along."
The two other sophomores from the 2013 team, Alex Scata and Lizeth Mendez, are expected to make their college choices in the next couple of weeks. These four join five MSJC soccer players from last year who moved on to the university level. The Lady Eagles have a record of 22-11-7 over the past two seasons.
Ana Crystal Torres (left) and Brook Wooldrige (right) pictured with MSJC soccer coach Chauncey Hayes signed scholarships on Thursday to continue their soccer careers at the four year level. Torres will attend Texas A&M Texarkana and Wooldrige will attend the University of Maine-Ft. Kent.