Nadine Reed, who was a forward for the Arroyo Grande High girls soccer team last season, has committed to play for Arizona State after a campus visit to the Pac-12 school last week.
The decision comes before her senior season, allowing her one less thing to worry about.
“It’s comforting and that way I can enjoy my senior year and not be as stressed out,” she said.
She finished with nine goals during Arroyo Grande’s PAC 7 season, in which the Eagles were second to Righetti with an 8-4 record.
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Reed is also a member of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club under coach Jeff Johnson, whom Reed said helped her land a partial scholarship with Arizona State. Her speed made her attractive to the Sun Devils, thanks in part to her time as an Arroyo Grande track sprinter the past three years.
Arizona State finished 4-7 in the Pac-12, and 8-11 overall. The Sun Devils compete in a conference with some of the best teams in the country, including UCLA and defending national champion Stanford.
“I think the big thing is, she’s excited she’s going to play in college, especially in Division I and in the Pac-12,” said her father, Robert Reed. “The Pac-12 is really competitive and she couldn’t pass it up.”
Cal State Fullerton and Pepperdine were two of the other schools that pursued Nadine Reed early in the recruiting season.