CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club forward/midfielder and Downers Grove North High School junior Summer Schafer announces her commitment to play for Memphis University's women's soccer team in 2013.
"I think it will be a really exciting experience going to a college that not a lot of people from around here go to," Schafer said. "They play good soccer and it's really exciting to go play for another offensive team. It will make me a better player."
The Oak Brook, Ill., native will be joining a Memphis squad that is coming off a program-best 22-1-1 record this past 2011 season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Memphis' offense posted a robust 62-13 scoring advantage.
One big factor in Schafer's decision to join the Tigers is her view of the similarities between Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan and Schafer's Eclipse Select coach, Mike Nesci.
"He really reminded me of my coach now, Mike Nesci, and everything that he was saying is what my coach would say," Schafer said. "That was really the main reason, because both coaches have an offensive focus and I'm an offensive player."
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