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Proud Dad Moment - Son “Signs” for College Soccer

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by exmediahack, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Happened today and I couldn’t be happier.

    He signed with a D3 soccer program that meets all of the criteria he wanted - his major, often nationally ranked in the sport, will compete for the starting spot as a freshman, about 8,000 students and not too far from home.

    The kid worked hard to reach this. Even tonight he has goalie practice until 9:30.

    We visited all sorts of schools, D1 to NAIA. Schools in all four time zones. Had some walk-on interest in D2 (MileHigh’s back yard) and real low D1 but this was the place he felt the most wanted.

    Covering college sports definitely helped in the process as I knew that these programs don’t have any money and any scholarships would be academic. He got quite a bit off so we might be able to get him out without too much debt.

    When I was in sports, I wondered why college students played D3 where the stands are empty and no one really cares. He’s going to have a lot of that but he loves being part of a team that will travel all over to play a sport he loves. That’s pretty damn cool.
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Mazel tov!
    exmediahack likes this.
  3. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    That's fabulous news. He's earned it, but he's also a lucky young man. The dream.
  4. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Make sure you send your local sports editor a letter noting that he did NOT cost your son a scholarship.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    No new Laz-E-Boy for four years.
    FileNotFound, wicked and Chef2 like this.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Congrats. I wish I would have had the opportunity to watch my child play for four more years.
  7. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Active Member

    This is awesome. With a daughter two years from college, this hits me hard. Again, congrats.
  8. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Give him a turn on the La-Z-Boy. He earned it.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Congrats and I hope he makes a lot of money off his likeness.
    HanSenSE, wicked, sgreenwell and 2 others like this.
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

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