Hannah Hersh was like a lot of high school seniors who haven’t made up their mind about where they want to go to college or what they wanted to major in.
Those answers found her.
The South Salem High School soccer player signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play soccer at Corban.
When Corban coach Likius Hafeni approached her with the idea of playing soccer at the school, Hersh was hooked quickly.
“Honestly I really didn’t know what I wanted to do for college and I didn’t want to drop sports because I play basketball, too,” said Hersh, a second-team all-Greater Valley Conference defender as a senior. “And so I was just thinking about going to Chemeketa and just doing basic courses.
“Then Likius approached me and I was really excited about it. Not that Chemeketa was bad, but it’s kind of like a next step for me. I found out what I wanted to do in college. When he approached me with that, I was really excited for it.”
Hersh has played on South Salem’s past two OSAA Class 6A state championship girls basketball teams.
She said she wants to take medical classes at Corban with a preliminary track of being a dermatologist.
“It’s just kind of an idea,” Hersh said.