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De La Garza signs with Valdosta State University

De La Garza signs with Valdosta State University

Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog soccer player Nikki De La Garza signed a letter of intent with Valdosta State University on April 15. She will continue as a midfielder for the Valdosta State Blazers.

"Nikki is a very passionate player with a big sense of creativity," said Women's Soccer Associate Head Coach Wesley Noble. "She has trained in a quality environment through her entire development and you can tell. I am very excited to see what she is able to accomplish at Valdosta State. I think she has a very bright future!"

The daughter of Luz and Patrick De La Garza, she is a graduate of Milton High School in Milton, Florida. An exercise science major, her career goal is to be an AT and possibly specialize in knee rehabilitation.

"I loved how close I got with the players that lived in apartments," De La Garza said. "We were like our own little community outside of school and soccer so we were always getting into something and always had each other's backs. I'm going to definitely miss having a men's team to support me and hang out with next year since Valdosta sadly doesn't have one. I've made some lifelong friends on the guy's team and my roommates this year have become sisters to me. It's going to be really hard to move away from all of that. I'm excited to start fresh again and continue to be a part of another successful season with Valdosta, but there really is no place like Holmes."

For more information on the Holmes Soccer Program, contact Men's and Women's Head Coach Matt Convertino at or (601) 605-3412.