Lots of high school players want to play soccer in college. If you’re one of them and you’re beginning or immersed in the college search, make sure you have a good answer for why you want to play. Simply saying, “I want to keep on playing,” isn’t a good enough answer because it’s not likely to result in the right choice.
Generally, the main point of college is to further a student’s education. Secondarily, it also prepares students for a career in the professional world and prepares young adults for their life’s next chapter.
From the student-athlete perspective, adding athletics to the formula brings some added benefits beyond the game itself. Playing a sport in college provides a great balance to academic studies and stresses.