Watauga High girls' soccer coach Brittany Bolick has announced that senior Madi Critcher will sign her national letter of intent with Huntington College, a Division III school in Montgomery, AL., and a member of USA South Conference.



Critcher is the third WHS soccer player to sign a NLI in just over a week. India Roseman (Catawba College) and Kat Welsh (Meredith College) signed their national letters on Friday, March 27. Critcher will officially sign Monday afternoon at the WHS Media Center at 3:30 p.m.


Critcher has been a four-year varsity player. She has two goals and five assists in her career.


"Madi has worked extremely hard in her career at Watauga," Bolick said. "Tearing her (anterior cruciate ligament in her knee) her sophomore year only increased her desire and work ethic. She has been an essential member of this program, and a major reason for any success we have experienced. She is a leader both on and off the field and someone people enjoy following. I have an immense amount of respect for her as a player and person. I look forward to watching her the remainder of this season and her continued career at Huntington."


The WHS girls' have a busy week coming up with three matches on the schedule. It all begins Monday, weather-permitting, at home against McDowell. The Pioneers play Fred T. Foard at home on Tuesday; Freedom comes to town Friday.


The Pioneers begin the week in a three-way tie for second place with Hibriten and Hickory for second place.