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Student-athletes from across the Santa Clarita Valley made the next step of their playing careers official by signing their national letters of intent on Wednesday.

“It does feel a little different,” said Santa Clarita Christian’s Chloe Edwards, who inked with California State University, Northridge for women’s soccer.

“It’s more exciting because I wanted to do this for so long. College soccer was a big dream. Paper and pen is huge for me,” she said.

Edwards is one of three area girls soccer players who signed on to play for CSUN. Hart High’s Kassie Matthews and Canyon High’s Alyssa Aguilar are the others.

“We’re going to start a group chat,” Aguilar said. “It’ll be more comfortable going in with them and stepping in together.”

The Matadors are an NCAA Division 1 program and earned a regular season Big West Conference title this past season.

All three players mentioned that the combination of the program’s recent success and close proximity to home played a major factor in their decisions.

“They finished first in their conference, but it’s also close to home, so whenever they had a home game, I was able to watch them play and the game was such a fast pace,” Matthews said. “And the coaches after the game bring you in for locker talks and seem to be engaging with players.”

The incoming freshmen will be joining Hart alumna Destinney Duron and Valencia alumna Jennifer Anderson at CSUN this summer.

Valencia had the largest group of signees in terms of women’s soccer with five players moving on to the next level.

“It’s a testament to their hard work and dedication to achieving their goal of continuing their passion for soccer,” said Vikings coach Kevin Goralsky.

Below is a list of SCV athletes who signed letters of intent. West Ranch will be officially announcing its signees in the spring and other area schools plan to host ceremony’s later in the school year.

Canyon

Girls soccer

Alyssa Aguilar – California State University, Northridge

Golden Valley

Girls soccer

Melissa Legunas – California State University, Monterrey Bay

Hart

Football

Nick Moore – Eastern Washington University

AJ Stanley – Southern Utah University

Girls soccer

Kassie Mathews – California State University, Northridge

Victoria Ryan – University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Taylor Scott – Cal Poly Pomona

SCCS

Girls soccer

Chloe Edwards – California State University, Northridge

Valencia

Girls soccer

Ashlyn Johnson – Rider University

Isabel Salvadori – California State University, Fullerton

Lauren Madero – Chico State

Becca Kysar – Stanislaus State

Kayla Kukaua – Domincan University of California

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Haley Sawyer
A Pennsylvania native, Haley Sawyer has covered sports across the country. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and primarily covers Football, boys basketball, girls soccer and girls golf for The Signal.
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