Castellanos signs letter of intent with SMWC
April 14, 2014
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College head soccer coach Mike Aycock is proud to announce a new addition to the Pomeroy soccer team. On Thursday, April 10, Yadira Castellanos signed a letter of intent to join the Pomeroys for the 2014 season.
Castellanos is currently a senior at Griffith High School in Griffith, Ind. A longtime standout for the Panthers, Castellanos has made a name for herself as a talented and efficient midfielder, compiling an impressive list of honors. She has been named Most Valuable Player for the Panthers and was named to the prestigious Indiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) Girls Top Team for the region in 2012. In 2013, she was named Second Team All-Conference, Second Team All-District, and many times named to district teams by the local media. She has also been a key player with her Millennium Soccer Association (MSA) club team in Northwest Indiana.
Just as importantly, Castellanos is also an excellent student who has been awarded the Woods Scholarship at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for her academic achievements and will be a welcome addition to the college. (Read More)
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The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.