FMHS soccer senior lands appointment to the US Naval Academy

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FRUITA, Colo. It's the eve of another National Letter of Intent signing day, and here in the Grand Valley we've got quite a few anxious seniors ready to sign off on the next chapter of their lives.

For Fruita Monument's Baseley McClaskey the next chapter of her life involves an appointment to the United State Naval Academy.

Baseley is a three-year varsity veteran and two-year captain of the girls soccer team at Fruita Monument High School, and she actually turned down a spot on the Florida State women's soccer team to take her talents to Annapolis.

The five month-long application process required her to lock down a Congressional sponsor along with putting up some pretty impressive testing scores. Now that it’s pretty much all said and done, Baseley says she’s looking forward to enjoying the end of her senior soccer season with her best friends.

“I’m definitely relieved to finally sign and to get all that over with just ‘cause I’ve been doing that since eighth grade, so now as a senior I’m ready to know where I’m going, and now that I do know that, it’s definitely a big relief,” said Baseley McClaskey.

“She finally decided right before tryouts so your definitely she her when she comes her presence is a lot more calm, and she can just play her game for the rest of the year,” said Fruita Monument girls soccer Head Coach, Alex Garza.

Baseley will be signing her appointment to the US Naval Academy on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Fruita Monument High School.

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