(June, 2012) - We’re proud to announce that many of our recently graduated seniors have received scholarships to play in college next year.
Despite the Firecats being a U17 team comprised of predominantly juniors in high school, the seniors of the group have really excelled and their hard work has paid off. Danielle Fitzgerald, Rachel Ivey, Jamie Kator, and Madison Smith have all committed to play in college starting in the fall. Congratulations to them!
Danielle’s career will continue at the University of Kentucky, a member of the SEC in Lexington, Kentucky. Rachel has chosen to play at James Madison University. JMU competes in the CAA in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Jamie’s next destination is Nashville, Tennessee, to play for Vanderbilt University which is also part of the SEC. Madison will be the only Firecat heading north this fall, as she signed to play with the University of Massachusetts of the Atlantic 10.
A number of juniors from the team have made verbal commitments for scholarships to continue their careers after high school. NCAA rules don’t allow signing with a school until the spring of their senior year but verbal commitments allow a player’s decision to be made before then. Kara DeGuisto, Meghan DiPippa, Genevieve Grundy, Kaylee Hohein, and Cassie Smith have already made their college choices before beginning their senior year.
Kara will be playing at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Elon is a member of the Southern Conference. Meghan has selected St. Joseph’s University from the Atlantic 10 in Philadelphia. Genevieve will be going to Houston to play for Rice University of Conference USA. Kaylee will be joining Danielle as a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky after her graduation. Finally, Cassie will be playing at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
Many more of the Firecats are weighing their college options and will be making decisions soon. Check back here for updates as they choose which school is the best fit for their college soccer careers.