By Haley Dixon
On the evening of January 26, 2016, Maris Mortensen of Payson High School signed a letter of intent for Treasure Valley Community College, located in Ontario, Oregon. Maris will be continuing her soccer career on a $2,500 scholarship.
Maris says, "I'm going because I love Oregon and I love soccer. I wanted to do something different and go do something new that nobody else could say they were doing. I went on a trip to the school in October and fell in love with the campus, the team, and the field. I am so excited and so blessed to have this incredible opportunity. Every night I thank God for soccer and every night I thank God for this opportunity. I'm nervous I guess but mostly excited to be on my own and be playing soccer."
The school is a two-year college. Maris will report to soccer practice on July 29, 2016.