Nichols accepts scholarship to Highline College in Washington

January 28, 2018

Savannah Nichols soccer

Savannah Nichols

Most high school athletes when they get to college struggled to cope with the speed, power and pace of the game at the next level.

Anchorage’s Savannah Nichols doesn’t think that’ll be a problem.

“I think one thing that’ll really help me excel in college is how physical I am. College soccer gets very aggressive and I think I’ll be prepared for it,” she told me.

Highline College thought the same thing and that’s why the NWAC school in Des Moines, Washington, offered the all-conference senior a scholarship that she accepted.

“Highline is close to home and also right outside of Seattle, my favorite city,” she said. “The soccer program is amazing and I think I can really excel and prepare to transfer to a four-year school after my two years.”

Nichols, of Service High fame, is a three-year varsity player and two-time all-league pick in the Cook Inlet Conference.

The forward has amassed 35 goals and 26 assists in three years with the Cougars.

She hopes to expand her game in her final year as a prep player by taking more chances to develop even more confidence.

“A lot of the time I pass the ball off instead of taking a chance myself,”

With her college plans set, Nichols is happy to just focus on the field.

“I think the months leading up to leaving for college will be somewhat stress-free. The stress of recruiting and applications will be gone but with that comes new stress,” she said. “Now I have to make sure I’m training even harder, just so I can come into practices ready.”