LONGMONT — The Skyline girls soccer team always thought Sariah Orocu is a Division-I class goalkeeper.
Now it's official.
On Wednesday, the Falcons goalkeeper fulfilled her dream of playing Division-I soccer when she inked her national letter of intent to play for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Next fall, she will be a Golden Lion playing in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
"Signing was a blast today," said Orocu, who had a 6.4 save-to-goal ratio as a junior last season. "It was fun being able to sign with all my classmates that I've known for years and making all my dreams come true that I've had since I was in sixth grade."
What made the day even better for Orocu was the number of her classmates that signed alongside her, a number that athletic director Michael Green told the signees he had not seen in some time. In total, seven Falcons made certain their futures as collegiate athletes on Wednesday.
"I was really excited to hear that there was that many," Orocu said. "It was really exciting because it was one of the biggest we've had in a long time. It was really fun to be a part of that and getting to share that experience with so many of my friends and classmates."
Falcons cheer duo Donnor Dykstra and Taylor Ramsaur signed both signed with the University of Wyoming. Golfer Alex Farrell signed at Milligan College, basketball player Rachel Kissinger signed at Hamline University, soccer player Kaitlyn Sullivan signed with Nebraska Wesleyan and softball player Leah Osborn signed to play softball at New Mexico Highlands.
Connor Dykstra, cheer, Wyoming
Alex Farrell, golf, Milligan College
Rachel Kissinger, basketball, Hamline University
Sariah Orocu, soccer, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Leah Osborn, softball, New Mexico Highlands
Taylor Ramsaur, cheer, Wyoming
Kaitlyn Sullivan, soccer, Nebraska Wesleyan