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Potential U17 World Cup player picks college

Article Written by Jahmal Corner
Published: July 18, 2012

Gabrielle Matulich, Mtn View Los Altos SC
Commitment: Verbal to UCLA for the 2014 season.

Matulich has earned her stripes on the field where she’s vying for a spot on the U.S. U17 World Cup roster for the upcoming World Cup. Apparently, she wasn’t too preoccupied with national team aspirations to put off making her college decision.

Gabrielle Matulich club soccer U.S. SoccerGabrielle Matulich

Ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2014 Top 150, Matulich is staying local and adding to what will undoubtedly be a stellar class at UCLA. With her athleticism and polished skill she’ll be a strong addition. 

Jordan Branch, Crossfire Premier SC
Commitment: Verbal to Washington State for the 2014 season.
Reason: Branch’s in state decision came down to Washington State vs. Gonzaga, but in the end, WSU met more of her academic preferences. Branch is a solid outside defender who can hold her own on either side of the field.

Andrea Boehm, Mustang Fury
Commitment: Verbal to Sacramento State for the 2014 season
Reason: “My dad wanted me to choose a school based on academics first, and soccer second. He said to ask myself ‘would you enjoy going to this college if you weren’t playing soccer?’ ”

In other girls’ commitments:
Shayna Dheel (Windy City Pride) has verbally committed to Western Kentucky for the 2014 season.
Cara Connatser (Dallas Texans) has verbally committed to Texas for the 2013 season.
Casey Murphy (PDA) has verbally committed to Rutgers for the 2014 season.
Alexis Leon (SC Blues) has verbally committed to San Diego for the 2013 season.
Jordan Jarzombek (Challenge SC) has verbally committed to Sam Houston State for the 2013 season.


Stanley Sandoval, Oakwood SC
Commitment: Has verbally committed to Columbia for the 2013 season.
Reason: “The environment that I felt being on campus and especially at the athletic facilities really resonated with me. That, and getting to know Coach Kevin Anderson sealed the deal. He has been fantastic throughout this whole process and his mentality to always push the envelope and always improve is exactly the type of environment I want to train in. I couldn't be more excited!”

In other boys’ commitments:
Campbell Weyland (United 1996 FC) has verbally committed to Lafayette for the 2013 season.
Jay Bolt (Jacksonville FC) has verbally committed to North Florida for the 2013 season.
Thomas Farrell (NJSA04) has verbally committed to West Virginia for the 2013 season.
Jack Driscoll (Beach FC) has verbally committed to West Virginia for the 2013 season.

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