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Roxbury Soccer Ace Jamie Irwin Signs with Bryant University

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Jamie Irwin Signs Commitment Letter to Bryant University surrounded by fellow teammates and Morris County Girls Soccer Champions Credits: Roxbury Township Public Schools
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Jamie Irwin Signs Commitment Letter to Bryant University Credits: Roxbury Township Public Schools
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Jamie Irwin Signs Commitment Letter to Bryant University surrounded by Jared Irwin (brother) and John Irwin (father) Credits: Roxbury Township Public Schools
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Jamie Irwin Signs Commitment Letter to Bryant University surrounded by Coach Justin Renna Credits: Roxbury Township Public Schools
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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School soccer player signed Wednesday a letter of intent to attend Bryant University in Rhode Island where she will study veterinary science and play soccer.

Irwin, a senior and 4-year starter for the Roxbury Gaels girls soccer team, said she chose Bryant because it is close to home, has small class sizes and offers a great educational program. “I decided to attend Bryant University because it truly seems best fit for me," Irwin said. "Most of all, I was very interested in the athletic program."

Irwin plans to play soccer for the Bryant Bulldogs, an NCAA Division 1 team that had an 8-9-1 record in 2016.

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"Throughout my soccer career, I focused on bigger schools, only thinking about the soccer side of the college experience," Irwin said. "On every visit to a different college or university, one of the soccer coaches would always remind us by asking, 'If you were to get injured or decided not to play soccer in the future, would you still want to go to this school?' I took this question very seriously towards the end of my recruiting process and made a decision. Bryant University is the school for me.”

Irwin said her four years at Roxbury High School changed her for the better.

“Roxbury High School has given me a truly great experience that I will never forget," she said. "Looking back on these four years, they seem as though they went way too fast. Coming in freshman year from a private school, I was nervous and shy about making friends. Here I am, senior year, confident and anxious as I’m signing my letter of intent for college.”

Irwin thanked Roxburh High School Athletic Director Stuart Mason for attending all her games and those of other Roxbury athletes. "Also, I would like to thank my soccer coach, Justin Renna, for not only making me a better soccer player but a better person overall," she said. "I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to be supported by such as a great high school and I will never forget the memories made.”

During Irwin’s first two seasons with the Gaels, she served as the team’s primary marking back assigned to opposing teams’ top forwards.

“As a junior and senior, Jamie grew into not only the most dominant player on our team but as the leader who set a positive tone and instilled confidence across the group," Renna said. "As our team’s leader, Jamie’s focus, work rate and dominance in 1v1 duels was contagious during training and games. In my opinion, Jamie was one of the most influential players to have play in New Jersey this past fall.”

Irwin was unanimously selected as the team's 2016 Most Valuable Player, named 2016 Morris County Tournament MVP and MUGGS Media Player of the Year. She is a 3-time Morris County Champion and a one-time Sectional Champion.

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