Jaeden Chew, a member of the MSC Polaris 96 girls from U11 through U16, has verbally committed to play soccer for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. An NCAA Division I program, Cincinnati competes in the vaunted Big East Conference, and Chew will join the team upon the completion of her senior year of high school in 2014.
Chew currently plays club soccer for Crossfire Premier and is a junior at Skyline High School in Sammamish, WA. After moving to Washington last fall, she led the Spartans to the 2012 Washington High School Class 4A State Championship and will return for her senior year, as the team gears up to try for a fifth 4A crown in six years.
Showing a lot of potential for growth, coupled with a fantastic work ethic, Chew departed MSC after her U16 year, utilizing the club’s affiliation to join Crossfire Premier of Redmond, WA, one of only seven clubs in the entire country to be ranked in the top 30 for both boys and girls by Soccer America. At Crossfire, Chew has split time between a pair of teams, playing nearly every minute for Crossfire Premier G95-A while also already having played in several showcases and tournaments with Crossfire Premier G95 ECNL, who currently sit at 8th in the country in a very tight race to top the national standings. Chew will remain at Crossfire throughout her senior year, as she now begins to ramp up her training regimen even further to prepare for the rigors of collegiate soccer at the highest levels.
Having grown up in soccer with MSC, Chew spent countless hours at the Menard Sports Complex, just like all the young players following behind her, and competed in UAYSL league play and our tournaments throughout Alaska. She also participated with AKFC was in fact first noticed by the coaching staff at Cincinnati while playing goalkeeper for the AKFC 96G Aurora at the CASL Girls Showcase in Raleigh, NC. From there, she continued her recruiting process while playing in several events for Crossfire.
While she’s garnered plenty of other interest and offers from schools across the country, a visit to the Cincinnati campus this past spring made the school her runaway favorite. Attracted to the opportunity to play soccer at the highest possible level and compete for Big East and NCAA honors, as well as the campus and athletic facilities at Cincinnati, Chew also noted that she immediately felt comfortable with the Bearcat coaching staff, knowing right away that was where she wanted to spend the next four years.
Needless to say, everyone at MSC will be watching her take her career to new heights, already knowing what the rest of the country is about to find out -- this is one goalkeeper who refuses to get beat.