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Turley chooses Carroll College

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Contributed photoGlenwood Springs High School seniors Michaela Mansfield, left, and Dani Turley, right, sign their letters of intent to play women's soccer in college. Mansfield is headed to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, while Turley is bound for Carroll College in Helena, Mont. Pictured in the background are GSHS principal Paul Freeman, left, and GSHS girls soccer coach Steve White.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Dani Turley has put a lot of time into her soccer career, and all that’s work paid off in the form of a college scholarship.

The Glenwood Springs High School senior recently signed a letter of intent to attend Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

“This is what I’ve worked my whole career for, going to Denver every weekend [to play club soccer],” she said. “I’m really excited to be able to continue playing the sport I love.”



Turley, a goalkeeper, has had her sights set on Carroll, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school, for some time.

“It’s a small Catholic college, which I really liked, and I really like Montana,” she said. “After visiting the campus, I just fell in love with it.”



Turley plans on studying pre-dentistry at Carroll.

“I really want to help people, but I really can’t do all the super gory stuff of a doctor, so I thought this was a good balance,” Turley said. “That’s what I’ve been thinking lately, so I’ve hung around some of the local dentists. I’m feeling it. I like it.”

Turley has helped her high school team to a 7-1-2 overall record this spring. The Demons are chasing their third straight 4A Western Slope League title.

She has a 1.189 goals-against average, 47 saves and a shutout on the season.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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