Granddaughter of local couple keeping goal for University of Utah

June 13, 2007
Emalee Rogers, daughter of Vern and Melissa Rogers and the granddaughter of Bill and Janet Grant, will be back on the soccer field at the University of Utah this fall. She was visiting in Santa Paula this past week. In her freshman year, Rogers played as a goalkeeper in five games, but suffered a knee injury following the season, causing her to red-shirt her second year. She is now fully rehabilitated and anxious to play this coming season. This spring she was invited to play for the semi-pro Rush SLC team and said she enjoys the elevated competition and skill level that comes with playing with and against collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes.Rogers has been playing soccer since the age of five and always had the goal of playing at the collegiate level. She is majoring in pre-medicine.She was the starting varsity goalkeeper for her high school team all four years. She has received many honors and recognition she was first in Utah for save per games won for her 2003 high school season and third in the state for shutouts the same year. She was named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete in 2005, 2006. In addition, she was 5A high school All-State Keeper in 2003, as well as All-Region Keeper the same year.
In junior high and senior high Rogers always maintained high marks academically. She was 9th grade president in junior high, played high school basketball and was sophomore team captain. She was a National Honor Society member and had a cumulative high school GPA of 3.98.

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