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Averett University and play soccer for the Cougars. Pictured with Saadyah are her mother, Ida Walker and twin sister Nasya Shamburger. Standing from left are Charlene Williamson, Donna Oberholtzer, Bluestone Middle School soccer coach and Lady Barons’ head soccer coach Marty Bowlin. (Mike Moseley photo) / April 04, 2018

Bluestone student-athlete Saadyah Shamburger signed her National Letter of Intent on Friday to attend Averett University in Danville and play for the women’s soccer team after graduation from Bluestone this spring.

Shamburger has participated in the varsity program for four years and has been a model teammate.

The senior said after visiting Danville and the college, she felt very comfortable with her decision.

“I visited Danville, the coach (Sarah Chapman) and just liked the whole environment,” Shamburger said.

She noted that her appreciation for soccer really begin in her freshman year at Bluestone.

“My favorite season was my freshman year,” Shamburger said. “It was such a great honor to play with all the seniors. I learned the game quick and Marty (Coach Marty Bowlin) taught me a lot.”

Shamburger said she is very interested in the Athletic Training program at Averett and plans to pursue it.

Bowlin said she was very proud of Shamburger and added that she was very deserving of the opportunity to attend Averett and be a Cougar.

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