US Youth Soccer Alum makes impact in Portland
September 14, 2008 10:00 PM
The many programs offered by US Youth Soccer are aimed at developing the game of soccer in America to make it The Game For All Kids!®. Danielle Foxhoven is one of the US Youth Soccer Alum who has benefitted from the various programs and has taken that success to the collegiate level as a freshman at the University of Portland.
At age four, Foxhoven fell in love with the game of soccer and from there, her passion and determination to succeed excelled. Six years ago, her skills were recognized and she began playing in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP), which landed her a spot on the Under-17 U.S. National Team. Through her dedication with her youth soccer club (Colorado Rush) and US Youth Soccer ODP presented a stage for Foxhoven to display her talent to the numerous college scouts who attend the events.
In her senior year of high school, she made a tough decision. She chose to opt out of playing for her high school team, despite the 26 goals and state title she and her team captured in her sophomore year at J.K. Mullen in Colorado. Instead, Foxhoven chose to focus on contributing to the success of her club team, Under-18 Girls Colorado Rush, proud member of US Youth Soccer.
The team worked their way through the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series, where they had the opportunity to compete in the final leg of the series and the most prestigious event in youth soccer – The US Youth Soccer National Championships. Colorado Rush captured the national title as Foxhoven led the team with six goals for the tournament and was awarded the adidas Golden Boot as the most valuable player.
To find out more about this elite US Youth Soccer alumn and her recent achievements at the collegiate level, click here.