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SABA youngsters sign Letters of Intent

By James Shaw, 11/15/21, 5:30AM MST


Players from 7 Elite Academy celebrated their recruitment by leading colleges in the region at a ceremony in Salt Lake City.

The six youngsters, who play for 7 Elite Academy’s SABA 03 and 04 Girls team, signed their National Letters of Intent at the presentation on Friday.

The players are Berkley Dymock, Brianna Frey, Olivia Kaneen, Sydney Peck, Saige Stuart and Abby Wiggins. 

The ceremony, attended by family, friends, team-mates and coaches, was held at 7 Elite Academy’s indoor facility in West Jordan.

Shaylee Wilson, Coach of 7 Elite Academy SABA 04 Girls, said: “It was definitely a proud coach moment to see these girls achieve their college ambitions.

“This was a big team effort from all the coaches who have worked with them, especially Justin and Ashley. It’s a great moment for them.

“We work hard to make sure every player in our team fulfils their potential and I am proud of every single one of them. They have all developed as good young people.

“The ceremony was full of positive emotion and showed how much support players have from their family, friends and the whole community.”

SABA teams play exclusively in college tournaments across the United States and beyond, with a focus on maximising recruitment opportunities.

Wayne Scholes, Chairman of 7 Elite Academy, said: “I am so proud of what all our players have achieved and to see them go on to college is a fantastic moment for them.

“Our SABA program is designed to give young people chances to develop, find potential and achieve their ambitions in a supportive environment.

“We have boys and girls playing for SABA teams across the age groups and I want as many of them as possible to benefit from those opportunities.

“SABA players attend top-flight soccer tournaments across the world and we will continue doing this to make sure more youngsters are recruited by the best colleges.”

The players who signed their Letters of Intent on Friday will go to the following colleges:

Berkley Dymock – Utah State University Eastern

Brianna Frey – Dixie State University

Olivia Kaneen – Snow College

Sydney Peck – Eastern Oregon University

Saige Stuart – Salt Lake Community College

Abby Wiggins – Utah State University Eastern