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webmaster | 05/16/14

After a record-breaking season that led to the North Sequoia League’s Most Valuable Player award, Liberty Hawks boys soccer player Travis Ratzlaff still had some doubts on what he would do next season.

He wasn’t sure what was out there and figured on going to a community college and then Fresno State University.

Then, Simpson University came along, swooped in and signed Ratzlaff to an athletic scholarship to play forward next season for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in the California-Pacific Conference.

“We had a connection that someone my dad went to school with,” Ratzlaff said. “His son played there and he got me in touch with the coach. I emailed the coach and he saw my video and then saw my stats and more film.” ...


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