By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
Tess Hobbs, daughter of Jeff and Jill Hobbs of Franklin, has accepted a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play soccer for BYU-Hawaii.
She plans to study business at the Division II school.
She had verbally committed to play for Dixie State University, but when BYU-Hawaii got a new head coach all that changed.
He invited her to a camp in Laie and she liked what she found there. DSU and BYU-H compete in the same conference.
“I just really like the coach,” said Hobbs. “He’s really good and he was just very welcoming and inviting. He contacted me a lot. And I think the education program will also be good for me. I just think I’ll fit in better there.”
Hobbs has been playing soccer since she was five years old and began her competitive career three years later with the Cache North Stars. She has a great love of the game that keeps her playing.
“It makes me push myself. It’s competitive and I have a passion for it,” said Hobbs. She also talked about how being a perfectionist is both her biggest challenge and a strength.
“Being a perfectionist motivates me to keep practicing and improving until I get it right,” she said. But it also makes her too hard on herself at times.
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