Duchesne Soccer Defender Rebecca Linck already has a lot in common with some of the women she’ll call teammates at McKendree University starting next fall. After signing her letter of intent Wednesday, she’ll be one of 3 former Pioneers on the McKendree roster, who all won state championships together in high school, joining Meghan Neuner in this year’s recruiting class and Emma Dering from the 2015 class. Here’s why Linck’s joining them.
Biggest Factors: “It is close to home. I felt like the right fit when I visited. The school has a lot of tools for accounting. The coaches have a very good program and I think I would fit perfectly in it.”
Other Schools Considered: Missouri Southern University
Say Thanks: “I would like to thank my parents for supporting through all of my years of sports. Especially the last 15 years of my soccer career and letting me have the privilege of playing on select for those years. Also I would like to thank my select coach Tim Amlong. He has taught me everything from the basics to how to play the game the right way. Also I would like to thank my high school coach Patrick Turner for teaching me new ways to look at the game and different ways to interrupt situations on the field in a more simple manner.”
Biggest Factors: great nursing facility, good coaching staff.
Other Schools Considered: Greenville College, Missouri Baptist University, UMSL, Missouri State
Say Thanks: God for my abilities, my high school coaches and family for helping me accomplish my goals.
Final Thought: “Putting academics first paid off.”
The February National Signing Day gets most of the attention, but there are other signing periods in November and April. We’re happy to salute Lutheran St. Charles Volleyball Librero Jordyn Klein, who signed in November to play college volleyball at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Biggest Factors: Nursing program; volleyball program; close to home
Other Schools Considered: UCM, Rockhurst
Say Thanks: My family and coaches
Another national signing day is here, which means it’s time once again for another cavalry full of Duchesne Pioneers to decide where they’re going to play at the next level. Here’s why Maddie Goeke has decided to attend Missouri S&T.
Biggest Factors: “It was close to home; great engineering school; very welcoming coach and team.”
Other Schools Considered: Truman State
Say Thanks: “Everyone who supported me and soccer my entire life including my parents family members, friends, club and high school coaches, my high school athletic director.”
Final Thought: “Initially I was stressed about college and making a decision but after meeting with the coach and team and playing in ID camps while touring the school I knew that I made the right decision. Now instead of being stressed about college, I could not be more thrilled to continue my soccer career as a Lady Miner.”