Mia Reyes of Piscataway, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, has made it official: she will continue her soccer career at Haverford College next year.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge soccer star signed her official national letter of intent at a press conference with family, friends and coaches in attendance on Feb. 14. Mia, who will graduate with 30 goals and a W+H record 59 assists, is excited for the next part of her journey.
"I'm so excited, especially because this solidifies that I'm going to be playing soccer for the next four years," said Mia, who recently represented her school at the National Women in Sports Day at Seton Hall University. "I'm proud that I've made it this far. I'm really looking forward to continuing my athletic career."
Mia has been a four-year fixture in the midfield for the Rams and is confident she’ll fit in nicely to Haverford’s quick passing combination style. She feels fortunate to have found a school similar to her Wardlaw+Hartridge home.
“I was really looking for a school that puts an emphasis on academics and athletics,” she said. “Like Wardlaw+Hartridge, I wanted a community-based family and campus.”
Mia was joined by W+H head coach Mike Romeo, her father Vladimir Reyes, brother Max Walker, mother Ingrid Valentin and W+H athletic director Karl Miran. Coach Romeo
"Mia has really shaped what our team is all about," Coach Romeo said. "She has brought so much intensity and focus to our team. She has set a standard that will definitely help us going forward. She’s like our logo and she’s been the face of our team.”