Leslie Robertson to play soccer for Pace
WEBUTUCK — Senior Leslie Robertson signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Pace University this coming fall semester at a ceremony held at Webutuck High School on Wednesday, Feb 15.The girl’s varsity soccer team, along with coach Mark Moren and Athletic Director Jon Zenz, attended the ceremony.“A lot of these girls have been together since modified. This is a really proud moment for our team, for Leslie and for the school,” Moren said.Leslie, a goalie, has been one of the captains for the last two years. Moren said he will be sad to see her leave the team.“It’s an honor to play at a Division II school. We’re losing 12 seniors from the team this year, and we’ll definitely feel their absence, but we want to wish her luck and for her to know that we all stand behind her,” he said.Leslie chose to play for Pace after a visit to the campus.“It was one of those schools that you just go to and fall in love with. I’m really excited,” she said.Also in attendance at the ceremony was Leslie’s father, Peter Robertson.“I’m very proud of her. It comes as no surprise. I always knew she’d do well,” he said.Zenz said he is happy to have a role model like Leslie for younger students to look up to.“I haven’t been here for too long, so it’s not so much a sentimental moment, but there is an overwhelming feeling of pride. She’s a great athlete and it’s good for our younger students to see where they can go if they work hard,” he said.Principal Ken Sauer did find the moment to be emotional.“It’s just really exciting for the whole school. Leslie is so mature and such a hard worker. We knew she’d go on to play soccer elsewhere, the only surprise for us was where she would choose to go,” he said.