When Liberty girls senior soccer player Jordan Moineau signed her name on her NCAA National Letter of Intent accepting a soccer scholarship from California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday at Liberty High School’s gym, she fulfilled a dream to continue playing the sport she loved.
Originally, Moineau, a midfielder, didn’t have a goal of playing soccer in college. However, she kept getting better and realized playing soccer in college was achievable.
“It wasn’t really a goal to play to get into college,” Moineau, who carries a 3.86 grade point average, said. “I just loved the sport. I got better at it. I knew college was going to be expensive and strove to get a scholarship. I love playing so I want to keep playing.”
“I’m very proud of Jordan,” Liberty girls soccer coach Ed Benavente said. “I have known her from the beginning as a freshman. When I saw her, I went to her mother and said she was special. As a coach, I feel good to know that I made a difference.” ...