Pearson headed to Univ. of Chicago

Casa Grande's Taylor Derby and Montgomery's Camy Pearson go up for the ball during the NCS Class 3A Soccer Championships against Montgomery held at Santa Rosa High, Nov. 15, 2008.

Last August, Montgomery High’s Camy Pearson walked out onto the Place To Play soccer field for the annual Piner preseason women’s soccer tournament.

She had had a wonderful three years as a Viking in one hip pocket and the possibility of a Div. I scholarship to Washington State in the other hip pocket.

She didn’t walk off the field that day. She couldn’t. She had to be carried because she tore her ACL and that ended that season just about before it ever began.

It also ended that D-I dream.

So, she started looking beyond the State of Washington and she found the University of Chicago. D-III. Camy didn’t care.

“Sometimes things just happen,” Pearson said, “for a reason. I just felt really good there with the team and the school.”

She plans to major in biomedical engineering with a focus on sports-related injuries and issues. “My other option for a major is neuroscience, where I think I wold want to study how athletes react with in ‘the zone,’” she said.

Camy’s headed to Chicago in the fall as the best player in the Empire who never played in a regular season game in 2009. She’ll play a lot of soccer the next four years for the Maroon and we wish her well.