Portland High School senior Samantha Vance signed a scholarship to play soccer for Martin Methodist College Tuesday afternoon.
Vance was a four-year starter for the Lady Panthers. She continued to make strides in her game each year according to PHS Lady Panthers Soccer Coach Ryan Goostree.
“She has improved every year that I’ve coached her and I am super excited to see her play at the next level,” Goostree added.
Goostree believes the Red Hawks have found a player that’s always looking to improve her play on the field.
“Sam is a great defensive player who works to get everything she wants,” Goostree added. “She is one of the few players who always asked me after games what she could improve on.”
Her senior season, Vance was voted to the district all-tournament team and the Blood Water Challenge all-tournament team.
Vance believes that Martin Methodist was the best fit for her because it seemed like a great place to continue her education and play soccer.
“The coaches want me to get use to the college experience and to playing college soccer,” Vance said. “They are really good coaches that want me to get my nursing degree, they are more worried about education than soccer.”
Samantha is the daughter of Will and Racheal Vance and plans to major in nursing.