National Signing Day - 40 Challenge Soccer Club Players Committed to Play in College

SPRING, Texas (February 7, 2018) – Challenge Soccer Club of Houston, Texas, a nationally recognized select soccer club for girls, is proud to announce the scholarship and letter of intent signings of 40 players with major NCAA Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and NJCAA colleges and universities across the country on February 7, the first day of national signing. Challenge expects up to another 10 players to make college decisions within the next month and will have well over 70% of our 56 total graduates pursuing college soccer, the most in Houston.  
 
Players graduating from Challenge 99/00 ECNL, Challenge 99/00, Challenge 99/00 Red, Challenge 99/00 South and Challenge 00 Cypress 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 incredibly talented seniors has been recognized nationally with 1 graduate (Chaylyn Hubbard) representing the United States National Team, one representing the Republic of Northern Ireland National Team (Megan Reilly), and with many others having been named to the ECNL PDP regional events as well as High School All District, All Region and All State Teams.  
 
Once again, Challenge leads the way through South 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 Hospital Willowbrook will be hosting a “Senior Night” for these extraordinary players, families and coaches, on February 7th from 7 – 10pm, at their facility on Highway  249. Player presentation, 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 2018 College Soccer Commitments
Noora Aldossary  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Allison Alvarez​  Wayland Baptist University (NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference)
Johana Anaya  Wayland Baptist University (NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference)
Sarah Jo Avant  ​St. Edward’s University (NCAA D2, Heartland Conference)
Alyssa Carfagno  New York University (NCAA D3, University Athletic Association)
Miranda Carrasco​  Mississippi State University (NCAA D1, Southeastern Conference)
Tatum Condrey  Texas Christian University (NCAA D1, Big 12 Conference)
Peyton Cutshall  ​Vanderbilt University (NCAA D1, Southeastern Conference)
Torri Dunn  St. Thomas University (NAIA, Red River Conference)
Maggiel Falchek  Sam Houston State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Lexi Fowler  Sam Houston State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Kelsi Gibson  ​University of Central Oklahoma (NCAA D2, Mid-America Athletics Assoc)
Hayley Halliday  ​McNeese State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Teia Haynes  ​Stephen F. Austin University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Paige Hutton  ​Northern State University (NCAA D2, Northern Sun Conference)
Kayla Izaguirre  University of Houston (NCAA D1, American Athletic Conference)
Natalee Henry  Northwestern State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Nicole Henry  Northwestern State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Kate Hinkley  ​University of Utah (NCAA D1, Pac 12 Conference)
Chalyn Hubbard  Texas Christian University (NCAA D1, Big 12 Conference)
Natalie Kees  East Texas Baptist University (NCAA D3, American Southwest Conference)
Madison Kent  ​Rice University (NCAA D1, Conference USA)
Isabella Killgore  ​Rice University (NCAA D1, Conference USA)
Katie Krotee  University of Maryland (NCAA D1, Big 10 Conference)
Brooke Mallory  McNeese State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Gabriella McDonald ​  Centenary College of Louisiana (NCAA D3)
Trinity Metz​  Centenary College of Louisiana (NCAA D3)
Meredith Mitchiner  Spartanburg Methodist College (NJCAA, Region X Conference)
Mattie Musser  ​Stephen F. Austin University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Sydney Normand  Idaho State University (NCAA D1, Big Sky Conference)
Kayla Ortiz  Wayland Baptist University (NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference)
Mackenzie Ostrom  University of Tennessee (NCAA D1, Southeastern Conference)
Megan Reilly  University of Oklahoma (NCAA D1, Big 12 Conference)
Trinity Rouse  Wayland Baptist University (NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference)
Alyssa Ruffin  Wayland Baptist University (NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference)
Ryka Shea  Stephen F Austin State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Grace Stine  Sam Houston State University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Caroline Valadez  Houston Baptist University (NCAA D1, Southland Conference)
Gabby Villagrand  ​Angelo State University (NCAA D2, Lonestar Conference)
Kally Wendler  Washington University-St. Louis (NCAA D3, University Athletic Association)