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Two Pioneer Valley High School Ladies Soccer Team standouts have decided to take their athletic and academic skills to universities next year.

Sasha Brafman and Alison Magni will sign letters of intent at 3 p.m. inside the Panther library on April 5, according to Athletic Director Jeff Monteiro. Both have earned soccer scholarships, he added.

Brafman will attend Soka University in Orange County and Magni is headed to Kansas Wesleyan University.

"I am grateful and proud for the opportunity to continue playing soccer,’’ Brafman said. “Soka University will allow me to play at the next level and receive a quality education at the same time. I have been playing soccer for fourteen years now and fell in love with the sport at age three. I have always been a hard worker on the field as well as in the classroom, my opportunity at Soka is proof that hard work pays off. I couldn't be more excited for the next chapter of my life at Soka.’’

"It means everything to me that I earned a scholarship to play soccer in college,’’ Magni said. “I've worked so hard throughout my life on the field and in the classroom to get to where I am today, and I can't wait to represent Santa Maria in Kansas.’’

Brafman is the daughter of teachers Bilena and Alan. Magni’s parents are also teachers, Riccardo and Teri.


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