It’s been over a month since senior Urim Hamiti and the McKinney High soccer team completed an undefeated season. Wednesday afternoon, Hamiti and the Lions had another reason to celebrate as the MHS boys soccer defensive MVP signed a letter of intent to play at Northeast Junior College. Just last Friday, Lions’ goalkeeper Brett Villarreal signed his letter to play soccer for the Eagles and Hamiti said he’s excited to reunite with his teammate.
“It’s going to be nice to have friends there,” said Hamiti, who will also be joined by MHS baseball player MacKenzie Logan. “I’m also excited for the new experience and meeting new people. I’m definitely looking forward to it.”
Villarreal was instrumental in getting Hamiti to sign with the Northeast Eagles.
“He reached out to them a while ago and told them about me,” Hamiti said. “I was fortunate enough to meet them and they offered some really nice things.”
Hamiti said he plans on majoring in business in order to follow in the footsteps of his older brother who owns his own restaurant, Italian Villa.
Hamiti, who was the District 17-4A Co-Defensive MVP, will most likely see playing time as a freshman since the Eagles see him as an impact player.
“There’s going to be a lot of competition but hopefully I’ll be able to do well,” he said.
When it comes to playing soccer after finishing junior college, Hamiti said he is keeping his options open and is looking at a number of schools including Central Arkansas.
“I’ve been talking to Central Arkansas but I told them I wanted to go JuCo first.”
-Joe Arriola, TownSquareBuzz.com