The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) is taking a big leap forward in its athletic program by adding men’s and women’s soccer teams next fall. Head coach Alex Ferreira is already hard at work, filling out the rosters with talented local players.
In a recent training session at the Sunway Soccer Complex, Ferreira and his recruits, along with a few potential travel team members, ran through drills and had a friendly scrimmage. Among the participants was Andrew Gonzalez, a graduate of Gooding High School and a committed player for CSI.
What makes Gonzalez’s story intriguing is that he had originally signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the College of Idaho. However, when CSI announced the addition of their own soccer team, Gonzalez made the decision to change his commitment.
One of the main reasons for this change was the proximity to home. Gonzalez expressed his deep love for his family and the desire to stay close to them. While he does have a desire to explore new places and travel, he ultimately decided that leaving his family behind was something he couldn’t do.
As one of the first commits to the CSI men’s soccer team, Gonzalez will play a crucial role as a leader for the young squad when their first season kicks off in the fall. The team will rely on his experience and skills to set the foundation for success.
With the addition of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, CSI is not only expanding its athletic program but also providing local talent with opportunities to pursue their passion at a collegiate level. The community can look forward to supporting these new teams as they make their mark in the soccer world.
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Q: What is the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) doing to expand its athletic program?
A: CSI is adding men’s and women’s soccer teams next fall.
Q: Who is the head coach of the CSI soccer teams?
A: The head coach is Alex Ferreira.
Q: Who are the players being recruited for the teams?
A: The teams are being filled with talented local players.
Q: Can you provide an example of a player who chose CSI over another college?
A: Yes, Andrew Gonzalez originally signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the College of Idaho but changed his commitment to CSI when they announced their own soccer team.
Q: Why did Andrew Gonzalez choose CSI over the College of Idaho?
A: One of the main reasons was the proximity to home. Gonzalez wanted to stay close to his family.
Q: What role will Andrew Gonzalez play on the CSI men’s soccer team?
A: He will play a crucial role as a leader for the young squad when their first season starts in the fall.
Q: What does the addition of the soccer teams mean for CSI’s athletic program?
A: It means that CSI is expanding its athletic program and providing local talent with opportunities to play soccer at a collegiate level.
– College of Southern Idaho (CSI): An educational institution that is located in Idaho and is now adding men’s and women’s soccer teams to its athletic program.
– Head coach: The person in charge of coaching a sports team.
– Rosters: The list of players on a team.
– Letter of intent: A document signed by a student-athlete who has committed to play sports for a particular college or university.
– Proximity: The closeness or nearness of something to another thing.
– Collegiate level: In the context of sports, it refers to playing at the level of college or university competition.