Zoe Silovich will swap orange and black for purple and black as she continues her football career with the Waldorf Warriors.
Silovich signed his national letter of intent to play for Waldorf University, a four-year school that participates in the NAIA division of college sports. She was joined by her family and coaches on Wednesday night to celebrate her decision.
The Rock Springs High School (RSHS) football player received All State and Conference honors this year for her efforts on the field this year after helping fuel a successful state championship run .
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Initially, Silovich said she didn’t plan on playing football after high school because she wanted to focus on school. She had a family member who was a varsity athlete and remembered how they told her how difficult it was to balance school and athletics.
However, the temptation to play at the next level arose during the 4A State Football Tournament. Silovich said she was encouraged by her head coach Stephen Pyer to inquire about Waldorf after giving him a card with contact information.
After winning the state title, Silovich listened to Pyer’s advice and did his due diligence about Waldorf’s program. She then texted the coach who told her she was still on their wishlist and there was a spot readily available for her. A few weeks went by and she went back and forth about what to do with her future, but ultimately the All-State full-back chose to continue playing the sport she’s always loved.
“I decided it was good for me so I made a verbal commitment two weeks ago,” Silovich said.
Silovich will team up with the Warriors, where she will look to earn a starting spot on the roster.
“I work really hard to play. I think I have an advantage since I’m left-handed, ”said Silovich.
His favorite memory with the Lady Tigers is winning the state title this season. Not only did she win with the same group of girls she’s been playing football with since she was eight, but she was part of a historic season that will go down in RSHS history.
Although it was not an easy decision to make, Silovich reassured that it was the perfect solution for her, even though it was 3 p.m. from her house. She will study to become a physical education teacher.