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College Commitment: Sophie Goretski

By Evan Unger, 09/08/21, 4:30PM EDT


Keystone FC, a club out of Central Pennsylvania has become a pipeline to many of the top colleges around the country. One school that has found a wealth of talent at Keystone FC is NCAA Division I program High Point University which plays in the Big South Conference. The class of 2020 saw Grace Webster (Keystone FC Premier 00G) join the program, and the class of 2021, welcomed Emily Mashinski (Keystone FC Premier 03G) to the program. Now, in the class of 2022 Mashinski's former teammate at Keystone FC, Sophie Goretski has committed to the program.

Goretski is one of the ten players from Keystone FC Premier 03G to commit to a Division 1 program, with the team being one of the best in the nation. In 2018, she was named to the US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI. In 2021, she helped the team win the Eastern PA State Cup Championship, the USYS Eastern Regionals and finish as Semi Finalist at the USYS National Championships. In the 2019-202 National League season, she helped lead the team to a 4-1-2 record.

On selecting High Point University, Goretski commented: "I am super excited that I get to continue my academic and athletic career at High Point University.  I knew when I stepped on to campus that HPU was the place for me, I immediately fell in love with the school. Coach Fontaine and Coach Fox made my decision very easy with how welcomed they made me feel. I am looking forward to my next four years at HPU."

When speaking about her experience playing with Keystone FC, Goretski stated: "I am beyond thankful for my Keystone FC experience. The club has not only developed me as a player/teammate but also as a person. I have gotten the chance to experience soccer at some of the highest levels and play with some of the best players around. I am thankful for my coach who pushed me and made me the player I am today. He’s demonstrated what sacrifice and hard work looks like. I will forever cherish the lifelong friendships that were created while playing for the club."

Executive Director and Keystone FC Premier 03G Coach Sean Cochran had this to say about Goretski, “Sophie is a special player, she’s a complete player.  Not only does she possess the physical, technical, and tactical components, her mentality and work ethic are second to none. She has battled through some adversity over the last year (tearing her ACL) and has come back even stronger than before she was injured. High Point University is getting a special player who has developed into a top player in the region. I can’t wait to see her on the field at the collegiate level!