Visiting SDSU inspires students

by Bill Crotty

Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor
Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

Last week, the Paloma Valley High School girls soccer team took a tour of San Diego State and found a campus even greater than they expected.

A few of them even plan to add SDSU to their college of choice because of the trip.

“My group of young ladies is very hardworking and passionate about life,” PVHS Soccer Coach Marie Dillon said. “We took the trip to SDSU so that it could inspire and show them the opportunities they have both in life and college.”

During the visit, the girls received the customary campus tour, but were also able to start the day off with a team-building activity and rock wall-climbing program at the Aztec Recreation Center.

Dillon attended SDSU from 1995 to 1998 and played for the women’s soccer team.

“As a former Aztec, it was really exciting to show my players around the campus where I once roamed myself,” Dillon said. “A few of them told me, ‘That is the college I want to go to.’”

To end the day, the team cheered on the SDSU women’s soccer team as it took on New Mexico. Afterward, the team had a chance to talk with the coaching staff and tour the sports facilities.

“A few of them said it was an inspiration to talk to the coaches,” Dillon said. “Even with the game, they took the time to talk to the girls and show them around.”