BUTTE — That old saying “better late than never” could not be more true for Butte High senior Trevyn Roth, who Thursday signed with Colorado Mesa University, a Division II school in Grand Junction, Colo. to play soccer for the Mavericks.
With national signing day well in the rearview mirror for high school seniors, Roth needed a little extra time for a couple reasons. The biggest was obviously to consider all of his options on what school he would attend, but also he had to decide what sport he would play at the school he chose. Roth, a star soccer and football player, turned down football offers. If he had chosen the football track, Roth would be a leading candidate for a team’s kicker position.
However, Roth chose where his heart has always been, which was playing soccer and seeing where that road can take him. It was also an easy choice when a school like Colorado Mesa offered him a spot on their rising soccer team.
“I heard about Mesa and their soccer program and I was like, ‘I have to go here, this is the spot for me.’ I felt like there was more opportunity outside of Butte anyways and better soccer,” said Roth.