BOZEMAN – Three standout athletes at Bozeman High School decided to sign their national letters of intent on Friday afternoon.
Two will be continuing their athletic careers in soccer. Hana Scott will be attending Peninsula College in Washington and she was drawn, not only to the strong physical education program, but by the way the Pirates play the game that fits her style.
“We play a position game in Montana, but I always like to attack. And how (head coach Kanyon Anderson) and his players play is you attack all the time,” said Scott.
On the boys team, senior Ben Taylor is headed to Vermont to play soccer for Middlebury College, and he wasn’t afraid to travel across the country to chase the sport he loves.
“I was always thinking I’d be getting out of Montana, just because soccer here is somewhat limited and I knew I wanted to play and that I would probably want to do it out of state,” said Taylor. “I was looking for a super academic school, so after a little bit of research, (Middlebury’s) academic repertoire attracted me a lot, and then once I was on campus it just felt like a really great fit.
Meanwhile, another decorated athlete is headed a few states over to play. Three-time team state golf champion and one-time individual state champion Laurel Ward has committed to Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She has a lot of ties to the school, as some of her family members went there for college, and she’s excited to now create her own path.
“It’s definitely made my senior year way less stressful, because I get really anxious and stuff,” smiled Ward. “I don’t like to wait and I like to seize the opportunities when I get them, and this has definitely helped me a ton by picking my school early and feeling comfortable with it and knowing it was the right choice.”