Houston Dash, Dynamo Academy players sign NLIs for 2019
(Via Houston Dynamo / Dash) – The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash Academy programs have announced the following players have committed or have signed a National Letter of Intent to play college soccer for the Fall 2019 at the schools below.
The date for the official signing of a National Letter of Intent has been moved up in the calendar to November 14, 2018 by the NCAA starting this year.
HOUSTON DASH PLAYERS:
“I am so thankful and very excited for this opportunity to be able to move on to play collegiate soccer. First of all, I would like to thank my parents for sacrificing everything for me to be able to play high level soccer in Houston, Texas since the age of 8. I would also like to thank all of the HDDY coaches who have put in time and effort to make me who I am as a soccer player today.” Paloma Martinez – Lamar University (NCAA Div. I)
“I am looking forward to joining the soccer program at Sam Houston State University and furthering my academic education with a degree in Criminal Justice. I’d like to thank the support of my parents, the club coaching staff and my immediate family for the support they have shown over the years. It’s been a very long journey, but all the hard work is beginning to pay off and I’m so excited to start my new journey as a Bearkat.” Lexi Primacio – Sam Houston State University (NCAA Div. I)
“I am so excited to join Northwestern State University and to further my education with a degree in Business. I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends for their love and support. A big thank you also to God for giving me the strength that I needed for this journey. I am beyond grateful to have this opportunity, and know that the hard work will continue to pay off as the years go on. I can’t wait to get started!” Isabel Shanahan – Northwestern State University (NCAA Div. I)
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to play at Howard Payne University and further my education there. I want to thank my family for all the support they have given me on this journey. I’d like to thank all my coaches, from high school to club, for showing support and bettering me as an athlete. It has been a long path to get here and all the time and hard work I put in is beginning to be worth it.” Hailey Rouse – Howard Payne University (NCAA Div. III)
“I am very excited to continue my soccer and academic career at Belhaven University in the fall of 2019. I would like to thank Dr. Coupe for successfully fixing both my ACL injuries. I would also like to thank my parents for being patient with me through this process. I could have never got where I was without the support of this club. I would like to think Coach Milton & Crouchy for helping me build up confidence in my playing. I would also like to thank Coach Benn for being so patient with me as I recovered from my both my ACL tears, and showing me that you can achieve anything as long as you work hard. Also, thank you to my teammates I love every single one of y’all. #Htowntilidrown if you know you know.” Caitlynn West – Belhaven University (NCAA Div. III)
“I am very excited and thankful to have the opportunity to continue playing soccer and further my education with a degree in Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. I want to thank my HDDY coaches, my teachers and everyone who has helped me through this process, but I especially want to thank my parents because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. All the effort they put in to take me to practice, games and the hours of recording, editing, and analyzing all my games will always be cherished. It has been a long and tough process, but I am glad I kept going and I can’t wait to getting started.” Agustina Demagistris – Missouri University of Science and Technology (NCAA Div. II).
“I am so excited to be joining the Texan Lutheran University Bulldogs. I want to thank my parents who have always supported me. I have to thank the Dash Soccer Club and all the coaching staff I have had throughout the years. I have been with Dash | Rush for so long, you have been my second family. Looking forward to what the future holds for me.” Anna Bourbonnais – Texas Lutheran University (NCAA Div. III)
“I am so excited to join the soccer program at Texas A&M University – Commerce and to further my education with a degree in Biology! I would like to thank my family, friends, and all the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth coaching staff for supporting me along the way. I cannot wait to see what these upcoming four years have in store for me. Go Lions!” Lauren B. Shaw – Texas A&M University – Commerce (NCAA Div. II)
I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to play soccer at Trinity University, my dream school, and to further my education with a Pre-Law degree focus. None of this would have been possible without the hard work from the coaching staff at DDY and my parents, both of whom I’d like to thank profusely. I can’t wait for this next chapter in my life! Go Tigers! Sarah Evans – Trinity University (NCAA Div. III)
“I am super excited to be joining the soccer program and continuing my education at the University of Central Arkansas! I would like to thank my family, coaches, teammates that have supported and helped me get to where I am today.” Abby Gibson– University of Central Arkansas (NCAA Div. I)
“It’s been a lifelong dream to be able to play soccer in college. I am thrilled to be playing for LSU Eunice and getting a nursing degree. I could not have done it without the love and support of my family, friends and coaches. I am excited to start the next chapter in my life. Go Bengals!” Destyn Miguez – University of Louisiana Eunice (NJCAA)
“I am very excited to join Lamar University Women’s Soccer team and enrolling in the nursing program. I would like to thank my family and friends who have supported me along the way. Also, I would like to thank the coaches at Houston Dash and the others who have coached me. I cannot wait to see what is in store for me over the next four years. Go Cardinals!” Meg Sheppard – Lamar University (NCAA Div. I)
“I am looking forward to being a Bengal for Louisiana State University-Eunice soccer team and pursuing a degree in Nursing. I would like to thank all the people who have supported and coached me all these many years of soccer; my family, friends, youth and High School coaches and the Houston Dash Youth coaching staff. Go Bengals!” Phoebe Short – Louisiana State University Eunice (NJCAA)
“I am so excited to join the ETBU soccer program in Marshall, where I will begin my education in their outstanding nursing program. I would like to thank my family, friends, previous coaches and trainers, as well as the Houston Dash Beaumont staff for supporting me along the way. I cannot wait to see what the next 4 years holds for me. Go Tigers!” Kayla Nichols – East Texas Baptist University (NCAA Div. III)
HOUSTON DYNAMO YOUTH PLAYERS:
“I am very excited to continue my education and playing career at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I know that this would not be possible without all the guidance and opportunities this club has provided me. I would like to thank Dave Dengerink, Alex Cardenas, Don Gemmell and all the coaches that have helped me along the way. I would also like to thank all my teammates and players I had the privilege to play with. Y’all challenged me every practice and game to become the best I could be. Finally, I would like to thank my family for their love and support. I will always be grateful for the sacrifices you have made so that I could chase my dream of playing soccer. I will always remember my years here at the Houston Dynamo Youth | Texas Rush soccer club and am thankful for every moment I got to wear this club’s jersey.” Cameron Phillips – Xavier University (NCAA Div. I)
“It’s absolutely tremendous to see our players moving on to college to advance their playing careers and to further their education at some of the best academic institutions in the country. They have worked tremendously hard over the years and it’s very exciting that they will have the opportunity to move forward and play in college. We look forward in following them all in the coming years and wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavors.” Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Fit Finder.