Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 7, 2013

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Corsicana — Steele signs soccer scholarship

Former Mildred student and Corsicana YMCA youth soccer player Kaitlin Steele recently signed a soccer scholarship with West Texas A&M. Steele was featured in an Odessa American story because her high school, Andrews, does not offer soccer. Steele still plays club level soccer all over Texas and the rest of the country, the American reported.

“I’m excited to get to continue playing because it’s been a part of my life for so long and I still want to do it,” Steele said in the story. “It means a lot to me.”

Steele is the daughter of Dale and Kim Steele. Her grandparents are W.T. and Jerry Gregory in Mildred. Steele went to school at Mildred from Kindergarten through fifth grade. She played soccer at the YMCA from 1999-2006, starting at 4 years old and playing through the end of 5th grade.

Steele has been playing club level soccer since Under-11. She has been an integral part of a team that progressed from the West Texas Premier league, into the Arlington League and currently plays in the Lake Highlands Classic League, one of the top girls’ youth soccer leagues in the country, said her former coach, Chris Payne. She also represented North Texas Youth soccer in the Olympic Development program, playing at the Region 3 tournament in Montevallo, Ala., Payne said.

Last summer, Kaitlin spent the summer playing for Western United in Massachusetts, in the United Soccer Leagues Super 20 Women’s Soccer Division. As just one of three high school players not in their senior year of high hchool or freshman year of college, Kaitlin got to train and compete with college players, according to Payne.

On the Net:

Calicos compete in San Antonio

This past weekend, the Calico Dance Team competed in the San Antonio Alamo Dance Classic. They competed; four team routines, three dance officer routines, one social officer routine, six ensemble routines and seven solos. They swept the contest with 30 awards and ranked 9th Best of the Best Team out of 38 teams. The Calicos would like to thank all the parents, booster club, and community for all their continuing support. If you would like to see some of these routines, you may attend their annual Spring Show “Emotions in Motion” on Saturday May 4th at 6:30 PM in the CHS Auditorium.  You may view a detailed list of awards on their website