Alli Peterson did her homework and after not one but two extensive visits to the University of Nebraska she accepted the Cornhuskers’ offer of a soccer scholarship.
Peterson, who is a junior at West High and already has started for two seasons for the Women of Troy, notified Nebraska coaches Sunday night of her decision.
“I went up for a visit when I was dropping my brother Drew off,” Peterson said. “He goes to the University of Nebraska also. We moved him in, and then I went on my first visit and was extremely impressed with the things they had to offer.”
Coaches told her to take some time to consider her choices. She returned home and a month later went on a visit with her parents. She stayed in the dorms with players and watched a game.
“I was just extremely impressed; the second time really sealed the deal for me,” Peterson said.
Peterson said she was recruited through her club coaches and primarily was seen through club tournaments. She is a year-round soccer player.
Oral commitments are non-binding until a letter of intent is signed. Peterson said that it’s not that unusual for soccer players to commit during their junior year. She said she did visit other schools but Nebraska was the only place where she returned for a second visit.
She said, “it’s a weight off my shoulders. It’s a lot to think about. I’m just excited to play for them and represent Nebraska.”
Peterson scored three goals and had four assists as a midfielder for West’s state-tournament qualifier last year. She is dangerous near the goal on corners, is a physical player and has great ball skills.