CHILDERSBURG -- Sean Denney signed-a-letter of intent to play soccer at Faulkner University. The signing unfolded Feb. 21 in the Childersburg High School cafeteria.
Denney said he knew Faulkner was the place for him when he visited the campus.
“I am very excited to be signing with Faulkner,” Denney said. “It was a blessing, to be honest. I knew when they first started interacting with me that they were special and this is where I wanted to be. The atmosphere was nice, the campus was nice and the people were nice.”
Denney is Childersburg’s first boys soccer player to sign a scholarship. The school’s soccer program was established in 2014.
“It is always exciting to sign, but to be the first is amazing, “Denney said. “I am extremely proud. There are people that came before me that weren’t able to do it, and to be the first one to do it is humbling.”
For Denney, signing early in the season will allow him to enjoy his final campaign at Childersburg.
“I was given the offer before the season started, but the actual signing was later on,” Denney said. “As soon as I got it, I said that is where I want to go. It definitely lets me just focus on the season. It is very hard to balance school, sports and have to balance trying to find somewhere to commit. It does take off a major weight.”
Denney thinks that he may be playing left back on the college level.
“I’m coming in with a 26 on my ACT and a 3.7 GPA, so being a student comes first,” he said. “I plan on being a great student and focus on academics. On the field, I plan on doing what I have been doing, giving it my all. I am going to do my best to make the coach happy and do what he needs me to do.”
The Tigers are 2-4-1 on the season. Denney is confident Childersburg will reach the postseason for the second time in school history.
“I want us to be able to go far as we can go in the playoffs,” Denney said. “I do believe we have a good shot at the playoffs, but most importantly, I want to finish the season out by having fun, being able to do what I love and carry out that passion in college.”