Wethersfield senior Sierra Judson, pictured with parents Tammy and Steve Judson (right) and WHS coach Tony Leone (left), signing letter of intent to play soccer at Merrimack College
Wethersfield High School senior Sierra Judson signed a national letter of Intent to play soccer at Merrimack College.
Judson is a four-year letter winner at WHS where she has served as captain over the past two seasons. She was named CCC All-Conference during both her sophomore and junior season and this past fall she earned All-State honors, also earning the All-Academic distinction in each of her four seasons.
During Judson’s time at WHS, the Eagles won CCC divisional titles in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This season she helped lead the team to an undefeated regular season and WHS soccer coach Tony Leone said that Judson is special player that doesn’t come around often.
“She is the total package. It would be easy to just point out her qualities on the field as a player but that wouldn’t tell the whole picture. She’s more than what we all saw on the field. It’s rare in high school sports to have someone that comes to practice as hard as she does every single session. You can see it in her eyes that she is there to improve. That is a quality in younger athletes that will make her successful at the next level,” stated Leone, “But what I perhaps enjoyed most about Sierra is that we often spoke about the game of soccer itself. She sees the game, is a student of the game and this too is rare at this age. It will serve her well in college. For me, leadership and abilities aside, these are what I will miss most, watching her compete and the banter about the game we both love. My only regret is that I was only around for a couple years of her high school career but hope I made even a small impact as she prepares for Merrimack.”
Judson also plays lacrosse at WHS and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Outside of school she has captained her FSA team, which plays in the ECNL, while also working at Soccer Revolution camps and as a CFC tournament field marshal.
Next fall, Judson will begin pursing a Health & Science major and join a competitive Warriors soccer team in North Andover, Massachusettes.
“I chose Merrimack because of the culture of the school and its philosophy. I instantly fell in love with the school and the people there are great. I also loved the community feel of the school. Merrimack has a stellar honors program that will challenge me to perform my best academically,” stated Judson, “Most importantly, I chose it because of the coaches and their dedication to the team. They understand the meaning of student-athlete and how school comes first and that is very important to me. The team culture is outstanding and I am excited to play with them.”
*Information provided by the Wethersfield Athletic Department
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