Jazmine Swindler's competitive nature meant she wanted to keep playing sports after high school, so when she got an offer to join a team that felt like the right fit, she took it.
The Moffat County senior Friday signed to play soccer at San Diego Christian College next year, keeping her soccer career going. Swindler has family that lives in the San Diego area and an aunt who works at the school, so she was familiar with it through visiting before.
But a recent opportunity to practice with the Hawks' womens soccer team there showed her how good the experience could be.
"I love San Diego first off," she said. "When I was there, everybody was so positive and so encouraging. The team prays before and after practice, so this school has the same morals and values that I've grown up with. It's the perfect fit."
Swindler has been a star of the Moffat County girls soccer team the past two seasons — the program's most successful seasons ever. During last year's playoff run, she finished with 11 goals and nine assists, second-most and the most on the team, respectively. This season, she has four goals and three assists so far.
She is excited to meet her new teammates and get to know their personalities.
"I'm looking forward to just meeting everybody and making new friends on the team," she said. "Sports have been a big part of my life. It's going to be great to keep getting to play."
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