Fry Signs With Weber State For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald

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SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Mya Fry broke down during her ‘Thank You’ speech Wednesday afternoon at the North Library at South Salem High School.

This was the moment where she was signing her Letter of Intent to play Soccer at Division-1 Weber State in Ogden, Utah.  Emotions emerged from the natural introvert as she thanked everyone who had helped her get to this moment as she begins the next chapter of her playing career.

“Today was emotional for me because I am leaving everyone here and it’s a big move.  But I’m also excited to start my journey in my life, my next chapter after,” Fry starts.  “It was kind of a rush of being grateful for everyone.

“I wasn’t planning on getting that emotional in front of everyone, but the past few years have meant a lot to me and it made me choose Weber State.  It made me the person that I am today as a soccer player.”

Fry took what her new coaches at Weber State to heart to work on this past season, something she’ll continue to work on in Club Season with OVF, Oregon Valley Futbol..  Working on winning the ball in the air, using her head more, playing in one-or-two touches since that’s how the Wildcats play.

Fry (center) signs her Letter of Intent Wednesday after to Weber State to play Women’s Soccer (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“I’ve been trying to use their tactics on the field here and it’s something I’ll use for my club season until I go to Weber too,” said Fry.

Fry points towards Crescent Valley’s Abby Smith, who will go to Montana for Soccer and will play against Fry’s Weber State team in Big Sky Conference play, as someone who she’ll train with this offseason.  Both will be playing on the same club team and both will play Forward in college.

“We’re both forwards, so we’re going to train together even when we don’t have practice.  At practice it’s going to be me and her battling, so I think she’ll prepare me,” Fry said.

Academics have been big for Fry, she’s made it a habit of getting her school work done right away so she can focus on soccer.  It’s something she’ll hope to continue going onto the college-level where she’s hoping to major in the Health-field knowing how grueling the demands of being a collegiate student-athlete.

“I always like getting my work done, I’ve always done that so I can go on to play soccer.  So I get my work done right away and that’s been big for me in High School and it’ll help me in college because there’s going to be no time,” siad Fry.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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