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Hampton Signs Soccer Scholarship With University of Dallas

Hampton was a four year starter for a boys soccer team that went from a 2-13-2 record as freshmen to 13-3-1 and a district championship as seniors. He was named to the all Region 1 soccer team as a senior and was a member of the All District 1 soccer team for two years. He was team MVP his senior year, and had most goals and assists for the team his junior and senior years. He had the highest GPA for the team for three years.

"Trae's strengths are his intelligence and his work ethic both on the field and in the classroom," said PTHS Head Coach Austin Davis. "As the center midfielder, Trae was the quarterback for the team, and I think the results of his play last season speak for themselves. He's a team player. I know he will be a great addition to the soccer program at the University of Dallas."

Hampton said the offer of a spot on the team and the rigorous curriculum were what attracted him to the University of Dallas.

"Academically, I wanted a school that was challenging in order to prepare me for medical school," Hampton said.  "Also, I've always wanted to study abroad and UDallas has its own school in Rome. I've always wanted to play soccer in college, so when coach Hoffmann offered me a spot on the team Dallas was above other schools where I'd have to try out and walk on. I'm excited to play in college and love the style of play at Dallas."

The University of Dallas is a member of NCAA Division 3 and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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