Isabella Vazquez was simply playing in a showcase tournament, but little did she know that there were a pair of eyes on her that would ultimately change the course of her life.
The Dos Pueblos girls soccer standout is headed to St. Davids, Penn. to play her favorite sport at Eastern University — about as far east as one could go to follow a dream.
“I went on a visit and I loved everything about it,” Vazquez said. “I think it’s a great opportunity . . . to go somewhere you haven’t been before.”
The girls soccer program doubled up on commitments on Wednesday at the school’s library, with Emilia Kling choosing Western Oregon University as her next destination.
“It’s a really different environment,” said Kling.
Four Charger girls water polo players will be playing at the next level, with Shannon Connolly headed to Marist College, Isabella Godlis committing to Brown University, Anna Cable staying in California to attend UC Davis and Sabina Schakelford joining Cable in the Big West conference at UC Irvine.
And while Cable is excited to play water polo at the next level, it was her new coach’s words about another aspect that intrigued her.
“The reason I chose Davis is because the coach sat me down and said we want to take care of you academically, you are a student before an athlete,” Cable explained.
Finally, the seventh Charger to officially sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday was boys soccer player Hayden Carlson, who will join Cable at UC Davis.
The Aggies are in the middle of a standout season, hosting UCSB in the Big West Tournament title match on Friday at 2 p.m.
Carlson is excited that he’ll get a couple trips home to take on the Gauchos in the coming years.
“I never really believed that I could get to this spot, but I’ve always worked hard and this is where it has taken me,” Carlson said.