STAB had four players sign to play soccer in college
St. Anne's-Belfield had four players sign national letters of intent to play soccer in college on National Letter of Intent Signing Day Wednesday.
Joseph Gonella signed to play with VCU, after playing with the Richmond Strikers club team this year.
"They play a possession-style, which suits my abilities perfectly," says Gonella. "That and academics made it a perfect fit."
Gonella says he's looking forward to the atmosphere at the Rams' games.
"It's awesome," says Gonella. "There's a lot of fans that come out, and a lot of support for VCU. It's gonna be fun."
The Saints' Kylie Hegemier, Megan Wenger, and Haley Kent are also moving on to the next level.
Kent signed her National Letter of Intent with William & Mary Wednesday.
"My academics are always important to me, so William & Mary, that was a pretty easy decision," says Kent. "But other than that, everything just fell into place, in terms of style and play and coaching style. It was just a perfect fit."
Kent says she's had her eye on The Tribe for a long time.
"I've been looking at William & Mary since I was in middle school," says Kent. "I've been really excited to get there. I think it'll be a good fit for me."
Kylie Hegemier will play at JMU next year.
"I'm really excited about the college as a university," says Hegemier, "but I'm also really excited about starting our season this fall, and I'm excited to get to play with them as a team."
Hegemier says her college position has not been decided.
"They're thinking I'll play a midfield or forward role," says Hegemier. "Personally, I like to play forward, because I like to score goals a lot. But either one is fine, as long as I get to play."
Megan Wenger will continue her soccer career at Randolph Macon.
"I'm just excited to play on a different level," says Wenger. "I've been in high school soccer my entire life. I can't wait to take the next step. I think I'm going to be pushed a lot this year. That's scary, but it's also really exciting."
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