NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Monroe College women’s soccer player Happy Orere-Amadu has committed to play for the University of Texas at San Antonio at the NCAA Division I level.
“I was attracted to USTA because they offer programs for soccer and athletic coaching and I enjoyed the location, the staff, the coaches and the team,” Orere-Amadu said.
The native of Nigeria played two years for the Mustangs and became one of the best players in school history. She amassed 25 goals and 13 assists in 28 games and earned honorable mention NJCAA All-American in 2012.
She also made the 2011 NJCAA Division I all-tournament team and earned all-region and all-district honors that season. At Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx, she made first-team All-New York City in the 2010-11 season.
Orere-Amadu scored the only goal in the Mustangs’ 2011 Regional title win.
Monroe head coach Jonathan Garbar knows that Orere-Amadu will be difficult to replace but said that USTA is the perfect place for her to continue her soccer career.
"It has been a pleasure and an honor to have worked alongside Happy toward achieving her goals of becoming one of the most complete and dynamic players in the country,” Garbar said. “We will miss her ability to exemplify both compassion and ferocity in everything she does.”
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