Macie Mietz (Bethel, Conn.) had her college choice narrowed down to two Division 1 programs.
More specifically, two D1 programs that happen to be in regions well outside of New England.
After careful consideration, the Class of 2024 defender/midfielder, who stars for Connecticut FC, chose Butler University over Mississippi State University.
"They’re completely different schools, but I chose Butler because one of the main things was the coaching staff, for sure," said Mietz. "They’ve been there for (17 years), so I knew it wasn’t going to change and I wouldn’t have to worry about a potential change.