Araceli Cloutier (Bedford, N.H.) had been considering numerous Division 1 women’s soccer programs in the northeast.
But once the Class of 2023 defender made a visit to Providence College, her mind was made up.
"The moment I stepped on campus, I fell in love with it and it kind of just got better and better as I went on," she said. "That was the first thing, and I really like what they offered for my major and the coaching staff is really great."
Cloutier, who is a junior at Bedford (N.H.) High School and plays for FC Stars ECNL National, recently verbally committed to Providence. Cloutier had also been considering Northeastern, UMass Lowell, Boston University and Villanova.