PRINCETON — PikeView soccer player Laura Hill will be taking her talents to West Virginia Wesleyan next fall.
Hill singed a National Letter of Intent committing to the Buckhannon school Monday afternoon at a ceremony in PikeView’s Media Center.
Her mother and PikeView soccer assistant coach, Angie Hill, said her daughter committed to Wesleyan because of her relationship with coach Patrick Holguin. Hill said that her daughter had played summer soccer for Holguin and liked the way the coach approached the game.
After signing her letter of intent, Laura echoed her mother’s comments.
“I liked Wesleyan because of their coaches,” Hill said. “I liked the way that they coached the game.”
Laura’s relationship with Holguin added mystery to her college position.
“When he first saw me, he said that I would be playing as a back,” Laura said. “I was a little nervous about that because I had never played a defensive position before.”
Hill added that after she played under Holguin last summer, he told her he envisioned her as a center-midfielder. Then, after serving as a striker during PikeView’s season, Holguin seemed to like her at that position.
“So, I guess, we’ll see,” Hill said.
One thing that was certain was how her parents and grandparents felt.
Her dad and PikeView Head Coach Sam Hill said he was proud as both a coach and as a parent Monday afternoon. In his view, his daughter’s commitment to Wesleyan showed how successful the PikeView team had been under his leadership. Sam added that the scholarship to Wesleyan showed how committed Laura was to her goals.
“It’s hugely satisfying,” Angie said before Laura signed. “We plan to be at every game. We haven’t missed one of her games since she started playing at four years old and we definitely don’t intend to start now.”
Laura’s grandparents, Glenn and Gail Hill, also said that they were extremely proud of their granddaughter. Both said that they had watched how hard Laura had to work to get the scholarship.
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