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The Ultimate Goal

"A lot of the schools found her later on," said Bill. "They only had so much money left to offer her."

Bill said Kelsey chose Delaware State not only because of the scholarship, but also because of ties between her Capital United coaches and Nitan Soni, the coach at DSU.

The commitment comes with a high standard for both athletics and academics. Although the university requires a 2.7 GPA for its athletes, Soni requires a 3.0 or better for his players. But that doesn't bother Kelsey, who has been a consistent honor roll student throughout high school. She remains undecided on a major, but is interested in fashion design.

Kelsey said her next goal is to someday play in the newly formed Women's Professional Soccer league.

"It depends on how I progress at Delaware," she said.

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