West Orange High School Soccer Stars Sign with D1 Schools
WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School seniors and Girls Soccer stars Emma Mitchell and Kaya Schultz were joined by families, friends, coaches, and team members to celebrate National Signing Day on Lincoln Field.
Kaya Schulz is a star on the soccer field and the basketball court. She signed with the University of Buffalo, a D1 school, to play soccer with a predominantly athletic scholarship along with an academic one.
Schulz is Editor-in-Chief of the Pioneer, a Mountaineer Mentor, and a member of the Escriptus National Honor Society. She has not decided on a major, but is interested in Journalism, Communications, and possibly a sports-related field.
The midfielder is excited to begin her career with Buffalo.
"I loved the coaching staff and everything about the school and soccer team when I visited," Schultz stated, and "I think I will be great fit there and can't wait to start next fall."
Emma Mitchell signed with UMass Lowell, another D1 school, to play soccer and will also be receiving a predominantly athletic scholarship along with an academic one.
Mitchell belongs to the Yearbook Club.
She explained, "I played forward for high school but in college I will most likely play as an outside defender. As of now I’m interested in majoring in education but it’s not my final decision."
She concluded, "I chose UMass Lowell because I loved the coaching staff and really enjoyed the school on my visit. I feel the size of the school is perfect and liked the town around it."
(L-R Front) Asst. Girls Soccer Coach Chris Maillet, Kaya Schultz, Emma Mitchell, Head Girls Soccer Coach Sean DeVore. (L-R Rear) Athletic Director Ron Bligh, WOHS Principal Hayden Moore.