TWIN FALLS — Two Twin Falls High School seniors made their college decisions official on Wednesday, and both are headed to the same school.
Madison Glascock and Lexi Rierson signed with the College of Idaho on Wednesday afternoon in front of family and friends at Twin Falls High School. Both will join the Yotes’ women’s soccer team, and Glascock will run track when she gets to Caldwell.
“I’m really overwhelmed. It’s so exciting,” Rierson said Wednesday. “It’s a new life, basically.”
Glascock didn’t initially plan to be a two-sport athlete. Soccer was the focus, and she committed to the College of Idaho women’s soccer program before track became an option. But the Yotes’ track coach saw her during past 4A state track meets, Glascock said, and reached out to her earlier this winter. Before long, she was committed as a two-sport athlete.
“I wanted to go on and play college soccer ever since I was a little girl. It always was a dream of mine,” Glascock said Wednesday. “Now, I get to do track, too. It’s awesome.”
Glascock and Rierson were two of the best players on a deep Twin Falls roster this past fall. Rierson was the Great Basin Conference’s co-offensive player of the year, and Glascock made the first team.
“Both Lexie and Madison bring a ton of pace to our front line and will instantly put the opponent on their heels,” College of Idaho head women’s soccer coach Brian Smith said in a news release. “They are players that both love the 1-v-1 and are proven goal scorers at the club and high school level.”
The Yotes also signed three midfielders, including Glascock and Kassandra Phillips, who attends Centennial.
“Alexa and Kass will bring a great deal of athleticism, technical ability, and pace to our talented midfield,” Smith said in the release. “Both players can drive through the midfield with the ball and both can strike from distance. I expect them to bring depth to our midfield and will look to make a mark very early in the season.”
Glascock and Rierson said the College of Idaho wasn’t the only school that expressed interest in them, but their choice wasn’t difficult. Glascock enjoyed the campus and the soccer team’s chemistry. Rierson didn’t want to live too far away from home. Both received hefty scholarships (mostly academic).
And each player will join the Yotes with a familiar face right next to them.
“Me and her work really well together on the field and outside the field,” Rierson said. “I’m excited to have her up there and be by my side the whole way.”