Moss to follow her dream in US
CLARENZA seems like a world away from California – but for McAuley Catholic College’s Chanel Moss it’s about to get a whole lot closer.
The 17-year-old will follow in the footsteps of fellow Valley product Kayla Dayes when she is scooped up by a US college as part of a soccer scholarship program.
After fending off some stiff trial competition, Moss is one of a select group of young girls who will ply her trade overseas.
She plans on studying law when her sojourn begins in 2011 – but first she must crack down on her sporting rivals.
And, until now, soccer was just an afterthought.
It was just two years ago that she first put boot to ball.
But that reality will change when Moss steps into the cut-and-thrust world of college soccer.
“I just thought I’d have a go one day,” she said.
“I realised that I was quite good at it.
“I have played lots of sports but I just like the game.”
The midfielder has dreams of a career “overseas and playing for a university there”.
“If I get the offer to play professionally I would take that up,” she said.
“I can’t wait. I’m really excited.
“I want to experience another culture and play soccer a bit more professionally.”