Challenge Celebrates the Class of 2019

Challenge Celebrates the Class of 2019

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 42 players with major NCAA Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and NJCAA colleges and universities across the country on February 6. Challenge expects up to another 10 players to make college decisions within the next month and will have well over 70% of our 57 total graduates pursuing college soccer, the most in Houston.

Players graduating from Challenge 00/01 ECNL, Challenge 00/01 ECRL, Challenge 00/01 Red and Challenge 01 East have enjoyed tremendous success over the years, competing in the Elite Clubs National League, Elite Clubs Regional League, United Soccer Clubs Champions League and Eastern District Division 1.

This group of incredibly talented seniors has been recognized nationally and regionally with players being named to the ECNL Player Development Program, the US Club Soccer ID2 National Camp 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.

Challenge Soccer Club, Class of 2019 College Soccer Commitments

Alyssa Austin  Mississippi State University

Katarina Baehren  University of Alabama

Jordan Barnhart  Colorado School of Mines

Sami Benavides  LSU-Eunice

Haley Benson  Texas State University

Erin Branch  Florida International University
Reyana Cerda  University of Houston - Victoria

Gillian Cole  University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Ainsley Cunningham  Northeastern State University

Gillian Cole         University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Grace Darby     Sam Houston State University

Taylor DeBrosky  Our Lady of the Lake University

Colleen Feagins  Stephen F. Austin University

Keana Flores      Blinn College

Haleigh Gangloff  Centenary College

Peyton Graves  Stephen F. Austin University

Karina Gonzalez  Nicholls State University

Georgia Henkel  Valparaiso University

Kelly Hines  McNeese State University

Alyssa Hinson  University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Kylee Hudson  Coastal Carolina University

Jamie Jezierski  Stephen F. Austin University

Mackenzie Johnson  Texas Southern University

Alina Khan  Colorado State University

Shianne Knight  Howard University

Gabby Liddell  Samford University

Ashlyn Lynch Ouachita Baptist University

Sydney Miller  Rice University

Erin Peters    King University

Randi Plair  Prairie View A&M University

Nia Rampersad  University of Texas-San Antonio

McKenzie Rizqi  University of Louisiana-Monroe

Allison Schlom  Indiana University

Ava Schulte  Texas Women's University

Reagan Scott  University of Central Arkansas

Nyah Shepherd  Trinity University

Shelby Smith    Austin College

Kenedie St. Mary  University of Arkansas Little Rock

Lauren Toma  University of Oklahoma

Andrea Villareal  Our Lady of the Lake University

Kristen Walker  Tiffin University

Jessica Young  Trinity University