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Goretti's Hume signs letter of intent

February 11, 2002

Goretti's Hume signs letter of intent



By DAN SPEARS
dans@herald-mail.com


Danielle Hume wrote the perfect script at age 12.

But over the last six years, she had to make all sorts of changes to it - except for the ending.

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Friday, the St. Maria Goretti girls soccer player gave the final rewrite to her childhood dream, signing a letter of intent to play for Mount St. Mary's starting this fall.

"I've been waiting for this for a long time," Hume said. "At 12 years old, I decided I wanted to play Division I soccer. And I never changed my mind."

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A first-team All-County and honorable mention All-Area selection, Hume erased the original destination from her plans two years ago. Her family moved from just outside Peoria, Ill., to Chambersburg.

After a year of school at Chambersburg High and joining an area club program, Hume found a better locale.

"When I moved here, there were so many schools to choose from," Hume said. "I started talking to Mount St. Mary's, and that was pretty much it."

Hume didn't play for the Trojans during her junior season, opting for her club program with Frederick United in the Washington Area Girls Soccer league. She transferred to Goretti for her last season.

Suddenly, a good idea got even better.

"In Illinois, club ball wasn't as good," she said. "Now, I'm playing against great players every time out. It's all a much better preparation for college."

With the Gaels, Hume played virtually every position on the field. In college, though, her favored spot in the central midfield will be forsaken for a place in the back line.

"It's sort of weird, but when it comes right down to it, it's all still soccer," Hume said. "It's the same game, and the same goal - to win."

Finally, something that didn't change at all.

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