35 Dynamo/Dash athletes ink LOI on National Signing Day

By: Simon Boddison
| Published 02/09/2018

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas--Thirty five (35) players will be graduating from the Houston Dynamo/Dash Youth Club and playing collegiate soccer at the NCAA Div. I, II, III and NAIA levels. The club is very excited to announce the following players within the club have committed to a variety of colleges across the country to continue their soccer and academic endeavors as college student-athletes. The club will continue to work with the remaining prospective student-athletes from this year's graduation class who are finalizing their college plans.

The club has now placed 325 players since 2006 into the collegiate ranks.

"I am so excited to sign to play for the University of Oklahoma next fall. After all the years of thinking about the future, the future is now a reality. Thank you to the Texas Rush/Houston Dash organization, my teammates and coaches for making this possible. Another huge thank you to my family for always supporting and believing in me. Boomer Sooner." Cameron Tharp, U19 Girls Development Academy.

"I have come a long way, from a third team bench warmer in U9 to committing to a great collegiate soccer program at Seattle Pacific University. I want to thank God, my coaches, and family for pushing and helping me get to where I am today. I'm very excited to continue my academic and soccer career for the next four years." Jordan Greenshield, Dynamo '99 Boys PA South.

“Dreams turn to reality here in this club. I could not have done this without any of my coaches or teammates. This club will be apart of me long down the path of my journey.” Koby Carr, U19 Boys Development Academy.

"I am so excited to continue my growth as a player and student at Trinity University. I want to thank my parents for their endless dedication and effort all these years along with my coaches who have helped develop me as a player." Karina Zapalac, Dash '99 PA South.

"I am beyond blessed to be given the opportunity to grow as an athlete, student and person at the Virginia Military Institute. Thank you to my parents for always supporting me through thick and thin. I'd also like to thank all my coaches and teachers for helping me become the athlete and student able to accomplish this, I could not have done any of it without them. Texas Rush will always have a special place in my heart for making me the player and man I am today, so thank you.” Carson Knox, Dynamo '99 PA Woodlands.

"It has always been my dream to play soccer at a collegiate level. I have put in many hours of training alongside my coaches and trainers to help me achieve the goal of playing Division I soccer in college. Now that I have committed to play I'm more ready than I ever was to step on to that field and make them proud! I will continue to strive to be better tomorrow than I am today, and I know with God by my side nothing is impossible!" Kylee Domini, '99/00 Houston Dash Orange Beaumont.

"I am very proud and super excited for this special group of athletes. Playing collegiate soccer is a big priority for all our Dash DA players. Watching them accomplish that objective and being a part of their success is so cool. These exceptional young ladies have been an integral part of the Dash family over the years and I am confident they will excel in the classroom and on the field for their collegiate programs. A big thank you to all of them, good luck and I look forward to watching their games on ESPN3 in the fall." Nick O'Shea, Girls Academy Director.

"Our staff is very pleased with the opportunities our Academy players have earned. The dedication of these players to our club has been unprecedented and we will continue to support them as their career advances to the next level." Dave Dengerink, Boys Development Director.

The group is very unique and we're extremely excited to see them move on to compete at the collegiate level and pursue their academic goals. We're very proud of what they have accomplished and we wish them every success in the coming years." Gene Van Ness, Pre-Academy South Director.

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