Sara Waters, a Class of 2013 forward from Shorewood, Wis., has verbally committed to Wisconsin.
Waters is a key offensive threat for FC Milwaukee of the ECNL and plays for the squad year-round. She has made a name for herself at ECNL national events, including being named to the All-Event team at last year’s event in Temecula, Calif. She noted a strong family connection to Wisconsin, and her older sister currently attends the university.
Other Schools Considered: Marquette, Portland, Santa Clara, Penn State
Why Wisconsin?: "Although I considered other schools, I always knew it would be Wisconsin in the end. My sister who is a freshman there now along with both my parents and many more of my family went to Madison and I really want to carry on the tradition. The coaching staff is great and the academics excel as well. Also Madison is such a fun and beautiful campus. I just can picture myself their perfectly."
What did you learn about the recruiting process?: "I learned how fun the recruiting process is. It’s so exciting to see schools you want to play for on the sidelines of your game watching you play. I loved having a little bit of that pressure when playing a game. But also I thought going on my unofficial was so great. I got to meet players and learn the team atmosphere. Although it went by quick, I thought the process was really fun."