JEROME, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) – A trio of boy soccer players have signed their NLIs with college programs.
Alfredo Ortiz and Alex Lugo signed with Spokane Community College while Jose Valenzuela drives to the Columbia Basin.
Reigning Great Basin Conference Player of the Year Ortiz also made the All-State first-team list as a striker.
Lugo was honored for his work as a midfielder at all first-team conferences.
Jerome won conference titles in a row, and all three helped the Tigers take second place in the 2019 4A State Tournament.
Now the guys are preparing for the future at the Northwest Athletic Conference.
“I fell in love with their program, the campus was really nice, I love the city, it felt like home when I was there,” said Lopez.
“For me, where it’s in Washington, I think it’s really nice, the campus and everything there,” said Lugo. “I love the program.”
“It really reminded me of the team here, the tactics and the campus,” added Valenzuela. “It was really a transit point.”
Spokane and Columbia Basin are attending the same conference.
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