Junior Kameran Bluette announced her verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee on Oct. 25, to play D1 soccer.
“My coaches were a big help. They really pushed me and they also had connection, and that’s a very main thing about the recruiting process you have to have connections, and so I think that helped, but they really pushed me, and you can’t just settle you have to do more outside,” Bluette said about what got her to where she is today.
Bluette plays both wing forward and wing center mid for her club team, St. Louis Scott Gallagher 06 ECNL Navy, and played one year on Varsity for Webster her freshman year. Last year she decided to play for her club team during the high school soccer season, but she is considering returning to the team.
“I’m basically on a club team that plays for a regional league, but throughout the regional league there’s a national league, and so we go to national events, and that’s where colleges come to watch us play, so through that Tennessee noticed me,” Bluette explained.
On June 15, before players junior years of high school colleges can begin communicating with players, and from there Bluette started talking with Tennessee and they made a deal.
Bluette started playing soccer when she was in sixth grade after she quit gymnastics which makes a total of only five years that she’s been playing the sport.
“She put in a lot of hard work, she went to the practices, she practiced as hard as she could, and then when she came home, she did even more. She went down to the basement and worked on footwork, juggling. We have a net, like a soccer net, in my backyard and she would go out there for hours,” Bluette’s twin sister Karson Bluette explained the work her sister put in.
Bluette told about how proud she is of her sister and how far she’s come. At first she questioned if her sister quitting gymnastics for soccer was the right move, but she watched as her sister put in the effort and eventually the work paid off.
“She wanted to be the best, she wanted to get better, she just wanted to be- she just wanted to be number one basically.” Bluette’s twin said. “I’m just like so proud of her and all the work and dedication she’s put in.”
On July 11, in 2022 in Richmond, Vermont, Bluette and her club team took the title of national champions, and now Bluette has a verbal commitment to Tennessee.
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