Three TVCC soccer players move on
(Ontario, OR)—Coach Ryan Masingill at Treasure Valley Community College announced today that the Chukars will be sending three players to play at four-year institutions this fall.
Katia Lewis will be attending Idaho State, Ruben Cortez committed to Northwest Nazarene University and Lindsey Field will be attending Northwest University.
Lewis, a 2010 graduate from TVCC, joins the Bengal roster after two excellent years in center mid for the Chukars and attending one year at Idaho State as a student.
Lewis is the first Lady Chukar alum to join a Division I program, following in the footsteps of Daniel Burnham who scored a goal for Penn State this November.
Cortez, a 2010 all-star game participant, will be joining Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID.
Cortez went from No. 2 keeper his freshman year to all-star game his sophomore year, and is one of the most improved players coach Masingill has ever had. Ruben was also voted team captain in 2010.
Field, a 2010 all-region, all-academic, and Academic Leadership Award recipient signed at Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash.
Field was voted captain in 2010 and tallied 11 goals and had six assists in her two years up top and out wide for the Chukars.
"Every two-year coach knows how difficult the transfer process can be — from the academic side of things as well as the players own commitment to the process," Masingill said. "And when a two-year student transfers to a four-year school roster, it doesn't simply indicate how good of a player they are, it also reflects their commitment in the classroom and their scrappy work ethic off the field as well. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t really reflect the program, it reflects the student-athlete. I am always very proud (and kind of relieved) when any of our players step on the field as college juniors. It's a big accomplishment for them."