Challenge Seniors Celebrate National Signing Day


Challenge Soccer Club of Houston, Texas, a nationally recognized select soccer club for girls, is proud to announce 31 players will continue their soccer careers with major Division I, III & NAIA colleges and universities across the country. Challenge expects up to another ten players to make college decisions within the next month and will have nearly 50 total players graduating the club.

Players graduating from Challenge 99 ECNL, Challenge 98, Challenge 98 East, Challenge 99 South, and Challenge 99 Red have enjoyed tremendous success over the years, competing in the Elite Clubs National League, United Soccer Clubs Champions League, State Classic League and Eastern District Division 1.

This group of seniors is incredibly talented and has been recognized nationally with 2 graduates representing the United States Youth National Team and many players also having been named to their High School All District, All Region and All State Teams.

Once again, Challenge leads the way through East Texas in pure numbers of female players pursuing college soccer. This incredible number of commitments reflects the dedication of Challenge Soccer Club to assist in providing opportunities for female players to pursue not only collegiate soccer, but also higher education. In the last five years alone Challenge has graduated nearly 300 players with over 200 of those choosing to pursue college soccer; numbers far exceeding any other club in Houston.

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital will be hosting a “Senior Night” for these extraordinary players, families and coaches, on February 1st from 7 – 10pm, at their facility on Highway 249. Player presentation, mock-signings, catered dinner and video presentations will commence at 7:00 with photos and interviews available afterward. Media is invited and encouraged to join us for a special evening of pride and appreciation.

If you would like more information on the event and Challenge Soccer Club, please call: Director of Coaching Pat O’Toole at (cell) 832-563-0685.

Challenge Soccer Club, Class of 2017

Momola Adesanmi  University of MissouriDiv I, SEC
Olivia Ausmus  Texas A&M UniversityDiv I, SEC
Bailey Botkin  University of Louisiana-MonroeDiv I, Sun Belt Conference
Lily Bravenec  University of the Incarnate WordDiv I, Southland Conference
Kibriana Bonner  East Texas Baptist University - DIII, American Southwest Conference
Courtlyn Boxie  University of St. Thomas - NAIA, Red River Athletic Conference
Brittany Boyd  LeTourneau UniversityDIII, American Southwest Conference
Zionah Browne  Baylor UniversityDiv I, Big 12 Conference
Katie Cagle  University of Mary Hardin-BaylorDIII, American Southwest Conference

Thalia Delgado University of Texas-Tyler - DIII, American Southwest Conference
Shannon Gaines  Concordia UniversityDIII – American Southwest Conference
Jaylyn Garcia  Texas A&M University-TexarkanaNAIA, Red River Athletic Conference
McKenna Guidry  Prairie View A&M UniversityDI, Southwestern Athletic Conference
Sarah Johnson  McNeese State UniversityDI, Southland Conference
Riley Kaderli  Sam Houston State UniversityDI, Southland Conference

Cella Lancon  University of Mary Hardin-BaylorDIII, American Southwest Conference
Alyssa Malonson  Auburn UniversityDI, SEC

Courtney Pawlik  Sam Houston State UniversityDI, Southland Conference
Lindsey Peng  Trinity UniversityDIII, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Paige Pfau  Coastal Carolina UniversityDI, Big South
Julia Revils  Schreiner UniversityDIII, American Southwest Conference

Alessandra Rivera  Prairie View A&M UniversityDI, Southwestern Athletic Conference
Christina Rodriguez  Texas A&M University-TexarkanaNAIA, Red River Athletic Conference
Ali Saldana  LeTourneau UniversityDIII, American Southwest Conference
Sabrina Segovia  Stephen F. Austin UniversityDI, Southland Conference
Bari Schunicht  LeTourneau UniversityDIII, American Southwest Conference
Katherine Shoffner  Stephen F. Austin UniversityDI, Southland Conference

Allyson Stephenson  Belhaven UniversityDIII, American Southwest Conference
Whitney Sullivan  Texas Christian University (TCU)DI, Big 12 Conference
Madeline Talbot  Stephen F. Austin UniversityDI, Southland Conference
Tina Thorsen  Providence CollegeDI, Big East Conference