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Former U.S. Residency ace commits

Published: February 3, 2012

Many dreams were sealed with a signature this week as athletes around the country made their college plans official.

For Andrew Chang, his decision was a long time coming. Options can make committing a difficult task, and he certainly had them.

Chang has been a top rated prospect for years and his work ethic and hunger for development has always extended beyond the soccer field.

That’s why Chang made his commitment to Harvard official, setting himself on a course that will challenge both his athletic and academic aspirations.


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“I’ve always really valued education, and Harvard is one of the top schools in the world,” Chang said. “I was always interested in the Ivy League, and the opportunity to attend such a great school and get to play soccer for an equally great soccer program was a clear choice to me.”

boy's soccer college andrew changAndrew and Michael Chang
Chang has been a popular choice of U.S. Soccer throughout his career, touring with the U14 and U15 squads before being called into U17 Residency last year.

Currently a Sockers FC standout, Chang’s play has kept him inside of our Top 100 rankings. He’s always possessed a great feel for the game and play-making ability that ultimately led him down his current path.

And what a promising one it is.

There were many other boys’ commitments that came in during Signing season including a late one from Seattle Sounders FC striker Dominique Dismuke.

As late as a week ago, Dismuke had not completely made up his mind concerning his college destination though he was leaning towards Washington, where he ultimately signed this week.

“It’s always been my favorite school, ever since I was little, so it’s kind of been a dream of mine to play and get my education there,” said Dismuke, his team’s leading goal scorer. “It’s a great school, the soccer team is getting better and better and the coaches are all amazing. I’m looking forward to playing for them.”

Here is the rest of a group looking forward to joining their programs.

Spencer Semple (Everest SC) has signed to Wright State for the 2012 season. He is a regionally ranked standout.

Michael Butts (PWSI) has signed to George Mason for the 2012 season.

Derek Carver (Mt. Hamilton SC) has signed to Cal State Northridge for the 2012 season.

Alexander Behm (Strikers FV) has signed to Marquette for the 2012 season.

Evan Talkers (Cincinnati United Premier) has signed to Cincinnati for the 2012 season.

Taylor Cook (Tampa Bay United Elite) signed to Rollins College for the 2012 season.

Joseph Hutchinson (IMG Soccer Academy) has signed to Florida Gulf Coast for the 2012 season. He is regionally ranked.

Martin Giordano (Weston FC) has signed to Stony Brook for the 2012 season. Giordano is a regionally ranked player.

Daniel Gonzalez (IMG Soccer Academy) signed to Florida Gulf Coast for the 2012 season.

Erik Anderson (Boise Nationals) has signed to Wright State for the 2012 season.

Haydon Bennett (Richmond Kickers SC) has signed to West Virginia for the 2012 season.

Jamie Luchini (Beadling SC) has signed to Lehigh for the 2012 season.

Emmanuel Raji (Norcross Fury) has signed to Georgia Southern for the 2012 season.

Nomis Raji (Norcross Fury) has signed to Clayton State for the 2012 season.

Andrew Starnes (CASL) has verbally committed to VMI for the 2012 season.


Michael Amick (DeAnza Force SC) has verbally committed to UCLA for the 2013 season.

William Raygoza (LA Galaxy) has verbally committed to UCLA for the 2013 season.

Troy Barr (PA Classics Academy) has verbally committed to Lipscomb for the 2013 season.

Donovan Capehart (Blast FC) has verbally committed to Ohio State for the 2013 season.


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