Preston High School's Jake Smith will head to Marietta College next year continuing his soccer career.
Smith was first team All-Big Ten this fall, leading the Knights to a 13-3-4 record.
At Marietta he will study petroleum engineering. Smith first heard about the program through a class project that asked students to fill out practice college applications, he said that and the ability to play soccer at the next level made it an easy choice.
"It's just surreal because I've always had the dream to play college soccer and continue on the next level, and the opportunity I'm going to get at Marietta is a dream come true. Education's first. In four years, it's all going to be over, but I'm going to have as much fun as I can playing soccer and studying and learning while I'm there" said Smith.