SYHS soccer star signs Sonoma State letter of intent

SYHS senior Julia Pritchard signed a letter of intent to play for Sonoma State University’s soccer team in a ceremony attended by her mother Gina, father Troy, younger brother Jude and Coach Rob Cantrell.

Staff Report

Soccer star Julia Pritchard at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School signed a letter of intent to play for Sonoma State on a soccer scholarship on Feb. 7, collegiate National Signing Day.

Pritchard, a four-year letter winner with the SYHS soccer program, scored more than 60 goals and made 60 assists in more than 60 high school matches. She was named the team’s MVP in her sophomore year and won first team all-league honors her junior year. She also led the league in assists in her senior season.

An accomplished midfielder and wing with 10 years of high-level club experience, Julia most recently played club soccer for the San Luis Obispo Storm in 2016-2017 and now plays with the Santa Barbara Soccer Club, both coached by UCSB Women’s Assistant Coach Bernardo Silva.

She is also a standout in the classroom as a four-time selection to the SYHS Honor Roll. At Sonoma State, she intends to major in psychology and eventually fulfill her dream of attending nursing school to become a pediatric nurse.