Warriors sign soccer defender from Oakley

Vredenburgh joins Jessup
By: Brianna Campbell for The News Messenger/Placer Herald
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William Jessup University men’s soccer kicked off their signing period with a defensive threat in Oakley native Derek Vredenburgh from Freedom High School, where he is wrapping up his senior year.

Vredenburgh has been a part of the NorCal Premier Soccer League playing on the Impact 98 Gold team, while also contributing to his high school’s Falcon squad in the backfield.

“We are very excited about what Derek will bring to the table as he is a confident, skilled, and an athletic defender,” second-year head coach Greg Lazaga said. “His character and drive are a perfect match for our team and the Jessup community.”

Vredenburgh is excited to continue his soccer career at the collegiate level and get into the classroom, right now he is leaning toward majoring in business.

“I chose William Jessup University to take my soccer career to the next level at a four-year program while working hard to receive a degree,” Vredenburgh said, “I also like that it is close to home so my family can catch the games!”

While at Jessup the Freedom senior would like not only like to excel in the classroom and on the field, but also to find his future career.