Challenge Soccer Club, a nationally recognized girls only select soccer club based in Houston, is proud to announce the scholarship and letter of intent signings of 26 players with major NCAA Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and NJCAA colleges and universities across the country on November 13, National Signing Day. Challenge expects up to another 10 players to make college decisions within the coming months, meaning over 80% of our 45 total graduates will be pursuing college soccer, the highest percentage in Houston.
Players graduating from Challenge 01/02 ECNL, Challenge 01/02 ECNL Composite, Challenge 01/02 ECNL-Regional League, Challenge 01/02 East and Challenge 01/02 have enjoyed tremendous success over the years, competing in the Elite Clubs National League, ECNL-Regional League, United Soccer Clubs Champions League, and United Soccer Clubs Houston League.
This group of incredibly talented seniors has been recognized nationally and regionally with players being named to the ECNL National Training Camp, ECNL Player Development Program, US Club Soccer’s ID2 National Camp, ECNL All-Conference Team, as well as High School All District, All Region and All State Teams.
Challenge continues its tradition of leading the way, through South Texas, in 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 six years alone Challenge has graduated nearly 350 young ladies with over 240 of those choosing to pursue college soccer; numbers far exceeding any other club in Houston.
Class of 2020 College Soccer Commitments (as of 11/13/19)
Madelyn Anderson Mississippi State University
Isabella Anzziani University of Saint Thomas
Avery Barron Texas Christian University
Vanessa Bart University of Texas at Tyler
Chloe Brown Baylor University
Priscella Caruso McMurry University
Madelyn Davis St. Edward’s University
Payton Doiron Southern Methodist University
Isabella Dollagaray East Texas Baptist University
Michelle Easley Colorado School of Mines
Reagan Forrest Austin College
Gabby Gibson University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
Kelsey Hayes University of Houston-Victoria
Alexa Hinojosa Centenary College of Louisiana
Kayla Jacoby East Texas Baptist University
Taylor James Mississippi State University
Tanner Jarzombek University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Katie Koehler Colorado School of Mines
Kouns Brooklyn Baylor University
Mikaela Lawler University of Mount Olive
Serenity Martinez Lubbock Christian University
Madison Melvin University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Ella Myers St. Edward’s University
Taylor Pounds Texas A&M University
Kiran Singh University of Texas-San Antonio
Mya Smith University of Louisiana-Lafayette
If you would like more information on the event and Challenge Soccer Club, please call: Director of Coaching Pat O’Toole at (cell) 832-563-0685.