E-W soccer star signs letter of intent for University of North Carolina

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Maddy Schultz signs her letter of intent to play soccer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photos by Larry Vogel)
Maddy Schultz signs her letter of intent to play soccer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

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.

Schultz with her family including her mom Kelley, twin brother Spencer, and dad Brian.
Schultz with her family including her dad Brian, twin brother Spencer and mom Kelley.

“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.)

Boyfriend Griffin Small shows his support with a Tar Heels sweatshirt and scarf.
Boyfriend Griffin Small shows his support with a Tar Heels sweatshirt and scarf.

“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.”

 

 

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  1. Heartiest congratulations to Maddy and her family. She couldn’t have picked a better program or team tin continued pursuit of her soccer love. While my parents were retired for many years in Chapel Hill, N.C. I had many opportunities to attend the women’s soccer games, a passion of my father. In the late 80’s and early 90’s I saw the play of many internationally known players like Hamm, Lilly, Overbeck, and Venturini, There is no better perennial winning team or program to play for. Terrific coaching tradition (really worldwide at this point) in Anson Dorrance and Bill ‘Dino’ Palladino. And the school is very good as well– two of my closest HS buddies attended/graduated UNC- Chapel Hill.

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