Tualatin High School
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's soccer head coach Steve Lucas announced, Thursday, Anna-Marie Popma of Tigard, Ore., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Popma was as senior forward at Tualatin High School last fall.
"Anna-Marie had a great year for her high school," Lucas said. "We have been watching her for a while and we needed a goal scorer and the plan is for her to come in and do that job."
Popma was a four-year starter at Talatin, playing under coach Rossano Rocha and helped her team to a state championship in 2011. She earned first team Pacific Conference honors in each of her four high school season including being named player of the year during her junior and senior years. Pompa was also named Oregon State 6A Player of the Year during her senior season in which she scored the 100th goal of her interscholastic career, a school record. Her last goal was the game-winner in the championship game, earning her the Golden Ball MVP Award.
Pompa also played for the OSSA Storm club team and helped it to a Northwest Champions League Championship in 2010-11. The soon-to-be Bronco also participated in Olympic Development Program Regional Camps in 2008 and 2009.
According to topdrawersoccer.com, Popma is ranked the sixth-best player in the Pacific Northwest Region.
"I chose Boise State for several reasons," said Popma. "The nursing program, friendly atmosphere, location, weather, and because it felt like family when I visited with the coaches and players."