Girls soccer: Syracuse freshman Caroline Stringfellow commits to BYU

Friday , May 04, 2018 - 8:09 PM

 It was always going to be Utah or BYU. Caroline Stringfellow chose Cougar blue.

The Syracuse super freshman midfielder announced Friday evening on Twitter that she has verbally committed to play soccer at BYU.

Both BYU and Utah offered her scholarships earlier this spring, she said. Stringfellow visited both campuses and liked them both, so it was a hard decision for her to make.

“I really liked them both, BYU just felt right and I went with my gut,” she said.

Stringfellow burst on to the scene, quite literally out of nowhere, this season for the Titans.

She scored 29 goals and assisted on 32 others as Syracuse won its first girls soccer region championship, its first state playoff game and advanced all the way to the 6A championship game.

“She’s an all-around player, they could probably put her in 10 different positions and she could thrive,” Titans head coach Taylor Allen said.

The standout season attracted attention locally and from out-of-state programs such as Minnesota, Penn State, Louisville, Memphis and others.

Stringfellow’s commitment is verbal and not the binding National Letter of Intent, which she can’t sign until February of her senior year in 2021. 

BYU finished last season with a 7-8-4 overall record and a 4-4-1 mark in the West Coast Conference. 

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