DAVIS, Calif. - Torrance High School standout Caitlin Hedde signed with UC Davis women’s soccer and will join the team for its preseason workouts, as announced by head coach Twila Kaufman on Wednesday.
"I chose UC Davis because when I visited the campus, I immediately felt comfortable," said Hedde. "The coaching staff made me feel like this was the place for me. I am looking forward to growing as a player under Twila and her staff, and want to help the team reach its goals since my teammates are very excited for the upcoming season."
"Caitlin is one of the best dribble-drivers we have seen at the youth level, is great at final passes and can score goals. We are proud of the way she is working through an injury and look forward to her return," said Kaufman.
Throughout Hedde’s two years with the program, her teams won a combined 35 games, and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the CIF Playoffs. It is the Torrance native’s play that led to All-Pioneer League honors, team-high assist totals and a top 50 team ranking each season.
The first Aggie to compete for the nationally renowned So Cal Blues Soccer Club (ECNL) also honed her skills in Cal South’s Olympic Development and U.S. Soccer’s Training Center programs. Named one of the top players in the Region IV Championships, Hedde led the Blues to the national finals in back-to-back years.
In addition to receiving numerous Academic Achievement awards throughout her high school career, Hedde graduated as one of the top students in her senior class. She received additional academic accolades this past spring when Torrance High’s biology program selected her as one of the top two students in the entire school.