Feb. 1, 2017
Boise State women's soccer signed Delaney Watson to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Jim Thomas announced Wednesday. Watson is a midfielder and center back from Bow, Wash., where she attends Burlington-Edison High School. She was a four-time team MVP for the Tigers, setting career records in games, starts and minutes.
"Delaney is going to be a tremendous addition to this program. It's very rare that you get a player with her athleticism and ability to move the ball. She is one of the leading players in this class who we feel can make a big impact right away."
On the club circuit, Watson plays for Northwest United FC. Served as captain since 2010, leading team to four consecutive Puget Sound Premier League titles, four Washington State Cups and three appearances at Nationals, including a national runner-up finish in 2014. Individually, Watson has participated in two id2 National Developement Program camps.
"She's part of a trio of Seattle players that will be joining us this year," said Thomas. "We're trying to keep that Pacific Northwest pipeline going strong."
Watson holds a 3.93 grade-point average and is a four-year honor roll student. She was a three-time letterwinner in basketball and four-year letterwinner in track.
Her father was a two-sport athlete at Central Washington and was inducted into the CWU Hall of Fame in 2000 as a football player.