San Ramon FC would like to congratulate three players on verbally committing to collegiate soccer programs! Katarina “Kat” Brekalo, Sydney Wilson and Bridgette Koch each gave verbal commitments to either Stanislaus State or Holy Names University.
We are excited to share the news of their achievements. Please read on for details about each player.
Kat Brekalo – Stanislaus State (DII)
Kat has played with our club for her entire youth soccer career. She also played on the varsity team at California High School as a junior and was their captain last season.
Here is a quote as to why she chose Stanislaus State:
“I chose to continue my soccer career and education at Stanislaus State because of the great coaching staff and how well they interact with the players as well as the undeniable team chemistry that they have.
After meeting Coach Gabe [Bolton] at the San Ramon FC College ID Camp, then going to the [Stanislaus State] ID camp and visiting their beautiful campus, I definitely saw myself living there and playing with their squad.
I am very excited to be a future Warrior and cannot wait to accompany my San Ramon FC teammate, Autumn [Halvorsen], to continue playing soccer at Stan State!”
Sydney Wilson – Holy Names University (DII)
Sydney verbally committed to play at Holy Names University, located in Oakland, CA. She currently plays on San Ramon FC’s 99G NPL team with Coach Luke Enna. She plays center back, full back and holding midfield and has been playing soccer in our club her entire youth career.
Sydney is a multi-sport athlete, also competing in track at California High School.
She is going to be a junior at Cal High, scheduled to graduate with the class of 2018. Sydney plans to study nursing in college.
Bridgette Koch – Stanislaus State (DII)
Bridgette verbally committed to play soccer at Stanislaus State. She has played in our club since she was 5 years old and currently plays on Coach Mike Lego’s team. Her main positions are forward and center back.
Bridgette is also a multi-sport athlete, running hurdles on the California High School track team.
With only 10% of female youth players advancing to play collegiate soccer*, we are very proud of the effort and determination of these three players. Each has worked hard for their success. Their verbal commitments represent a remarkable individual accomplishment for a female youth player. We look forward to watching them play and adding her name to our college Alumni page in the near future.