FRISCO, TX - It’s a celebration that truly is a family affair. FC Dallas’ Chase Signing Night is a special evening that celebrates the more than 80 FC Dallas Youth and Academy student athletes who signed national letters of intent to play college soccer on National Signing Day on February 7th.
“It’s an exciting time, nervous time, especially for the parents,” laughed FC Dallas Youth College Director Scott Dymond.
From University of Georgia and University of Oklahoma to Colorado School of Mines and Harvard University, FC Dallas will be well-represented at the college level in 2018.
“It’s indescribable,” said Northwestern University signee Cherish Anderson who played for the FC Dallas Girls U-19 Development Academy. “I’ve been playing soccer my whole entire life and this is a culmination of all of this.”
“Nobody understands the times that she spent sweating, painfully working very hard,” said Cherish’s dad, Clint Anderson.
Those stories are consistent among each of the families who will be sending a son or daughter to college to play soccer. Every family who participates in Signing Night has a story of sacrifice, dedication and work.
“We are committed to building a future and success through soccer,” said Chris Hayden Vice President of FC Dallas Youth. “We want to have a lasting effect on young people through sports and education.”
While Chase Signing Night is a celebration of what these student athletes have accomplished, their stories are truly just beginning as they take their game to the next level.