Cardoso, Lantz, and Jameson Earn Athletic Scholarships
BHS's Jazmin Cardoso is the first Broadway player to accept a full scholarship to a Division I soccer program, selecting New Mexico State University over fellow D-I programs, Virginia and Louisiana-Lafayette, and a handful of smaller D-I and D-II schools.
"Before she even came - as an eighth-grader - I knew she was going to be successful," Danielle Martin, BHS head girls' soccer coach, told the Daily News-Record. "She has a good work ethic. She plays in the offseason any chance she can get. She goes to different schools and plays, there are indoor leagues she plays in. Anytime there's a soccer ball, she's there."
NMSU begins a new women's soccer program in the 2009-10 year and Cardoso looks forward to being an integral part of the program's development.
"It feels amazing," Cardoso said following her signing. "I mean, when I first heard from them, I was like, ‘Why not take the chance,' you know? I know it's pretty far away, but I think that our new squad is going to be amazing, and I'm glad to make history with a new program."
Aggies coach, Michael Needham, anxiously awaits her arrival to get his new program off the ground, telling the DN-R, "The best way to put it is, for a soccer team you need piano players and piano carriers," he said. "Jazmin is definitely a piano player. She's an artist, she's a very special player, and I think she'll bring a lot to us."
Her soccer career is filled with accolades. This year, Cardoso earned 1st Team honors at the district, regional, and state levels along with Region III "Player of the Year" recognition.
Zach Lantz will play next fall for the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Lantz accepted a partial scholarship to play for the NAIA member school. His honors include 1st Team All-Massanutten District and Honorable Mention All-Region III in 2008.
"Zach is a very hard working young man. Zach did everything we asked him to do in the classroom, weight room, and playing field. As a result, he will have the opportunity to play at the college level," praised BHS Assistant Coach Brad Lutz.
Alongside Lantz next year will be Josh Jameson, who also accepted a partial scholarship offer to attend the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Jameson earned 2007 1st Team All-Massanutten District honors and was named to the 2007 2nd Team All-Region III squad.
"Josh has given a lot to the athletic programs at Broadway High School. He is a standout player on the football field and the basketball court. It will be exciting to see what he will do at UVa-Wise," predicts Coach Lutz.