Houston Dynamo, Dash Youth Soccer Club Congratulates Athletes on Signing or Committing to their Schools of Choice

By: Simon Boddison
| Published 11/13/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX - Dynamo | Dash Youth is excited to congratulate the following players that are signees or have committed to their schools of choice. November 13, 2019 is the initial National Letter of Intent signing day for the 2020 graduating class. The club has placed one hundred (100) players in the previous two graduating classes into college soccer.

Graduation Class 2020
• Katie Marker - Houston Baptist University
'I am beyond blessed and excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Houston Baptist University in 2020! I’d like to thank my coaches for their guidance and for helping me to develop the skills and mindset necessary for college soccer, and for teammates who have pushed me to be the player and person I am today. I am especially grateful for my parents for challenging me to continue working, and always supporting me in school and on the field, playing the sport I love. I cannot wait to be a part of the HBU Family! DAWGS UP!!' Katie Marker, Development Player League 01/02.

• Amelia Hammerle - Colorado State University
'I am very excited to join the soccer program at Colorado State University and pursue a degree in engineering. Thank you to my family and friends for always supporting me in my ambitions. Also, a huge thanks to my Dash DA family for helping me become a better player and person. Go Rams!' Amelia Hammerle, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Molly Reynosa - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
'I’m excited to announce that I have committed to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to play D1 soccer and further my education! I want to first give thanks to the Lord for all he has done for me and second to all my family and friends and last but certainly not least to all of my coaches at High Plains Drifters and the Houston Dash DA program for giving me this opportunity! I’m excited for the future... GO VAQUEROS!' Molly Reynosa, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Kate Colvin - Texas A&M University
“Growing up in College Station, since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to play for Texas A&M. I never knew that years later, my dream would come true. I believe this was all God’s work and I want to give him the glory for blessing me with this opportunity. I am also very thankful for all of my coaches over the years from Rush and Dash for guiding me along the way, inspiring me to work hard and making me want to improve my game. I have loved playing for the club over the years, and I’m lucky to have played with such great teammates on and off the field. At the Dash, I have made some of my best friends and have had some of the best memories. I will treasure my experiences here forever, but I’m excited for the next chapter of my life as an Aggie. Gig’em! ' Kate Colvin, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Sarah Grimmett - American University
“Firstly, I would like to thank the Dash program for molding me into the soccer player and person I am today. Secondly, I would like to thank my parents and friends who have always pushed me to achieve my goals, and have helped me through the ups and downs of my soccer career thus far. Thirdly, I would like to thank TTI for the exceptional training throughout the years. All of these individuals and organizations have helped me get where I am today. Now I can say I am very excited to play for such a prestigious University in the Fall. Go Eagles!” Sarah Grimmett, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Krista Peterson - North Carolina State
'I am so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to continue my soccer journey at the collegiate level. Words cannot express how grateful I am. Big shoutout to all of my coaches and teammates at Houston Dash who constantly push me to better myself everyday and my wonderful parents who have supported me nonstop throughout this entire process. This would not be possible without them. I’d like to thank the man upstairs for blessing me with this amazing opportunity. It’s surreal to say that in a few short months, I’ll be playing at my absolute dream school. God Bless and GO PACK!' Krista Peterson, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Jenna Trauffler - Georgetown University
'I am so excited for the opportunity to play soccer at the collegiate level at Georgetown University. I’ve loved my time at Houston Dash/Texas Rush, where I’ve played since I was seven years old. I have made lasting friendships, and it’s been fun to see my teammates go on to play at the next level as well. I’m so grateful to have been coached by all of my amazing coaches and to be surrounded today by some of the same coaches I’ve had since I was little. Hoya Saxa!' Jenna Trauffler, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Mia Jacqueline Wehby - University of Arkansas
'I am so beyond blessed to be apart of an amazing program such as DASH DA. They have played the biggest part in bringing me to the next level. I am so thankful for God, my parents and all the amazing DASH coaches that have supported me and helped me every step of the way. I am so excited to a part of the Arkansas Family. Go Razorbacks!' Mia Jacqueline Wehby, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Abigail Nowak - University of Louisiana
'I am excited for my future to play for the University of Louisiana. I am so grateful for all that I have learned at DASH and for the relationships that I have developed there.' Abigail Nowak, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Sydney Babineaux - Troy University
'I appreciate the constant support my family and coaches have provided to help me reach my goal. I am extremely grateful to play for the Dash DA program that has opened doors throughout the recruiting process. The DA has helped me grow on and off the field and achieve my dreams of playing at the next level. GO TROJANS!' Sydney Babineaux, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

• Melinda Hovnatanian - Concordia University Texas
'I'm super excited to play for a university that seems so perfect for me. I'm happy to finish my club career at DDY and I know I'll be ready for the next level.' Melinda Hovnatanian, Development Player League '02

• Reese McDermott - Colorado School of Mines
'I'm so excited to be going to Colorado School of Mines! I know it's the perfect school for me; I love the coaches and players there. My journey at Dash hasn't been very long, only a few months, but I have loved it. It has a much different atmosphere from any club I've ever been in. The coaches care about each of the players and their development and the girls are so nice. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else for my senior year.' Reese McDermot, U18/19 Girls Development Academy.

Graduation Class 2021
• Alexis Fowlkes - Texas Tech University
• Angie Diep - Southern Methodist University
• Camryn Cordova - Sam Houston State University
• Danika Etter - Houston Baptist University
• Haley McWhirter - East Carolina University
• Sydney Thibodaux - Auburn University
• Isabella Hollenbach - University of Missouri
• Haven Terry - Baylor University

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