It was cake, balloons, cheers, hugs and high-fives on Wednesday afternoon as Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Maddy Schultz signed her letter of intent to play soccer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
“Soccer has been my life for so many years now. I am so pleased to have the chance to play for one of the greatest women’s teams in the country,” said an enthusiastic Schultz, who will graduate from EWHS in January and leave for UNC in time to play during the university’s spring season.
An Edmonds kind of gal, Schultz grew up in Edmonds, attending Sherwood Elementary and College Place Middle School. She was also a member of the Warriors girls soccer team that won the state 3A championship last year. (Schultz made the tough decision to not play high school soccer during her senior year so she could focus on finishing high school early.)
“We’re all so pleased for Maddy,” said EWHS athletic director Angie McGuire. “But no matter where she goes, she’ll always be one of us, an Edmonds-Woodway Warrior.”