Charlevoix’s Scholten Taking Talents to Memphis
CHARLEVOIX – In three years, Megan Scholten has put together one of the best careers in the history of the Charlevoix girls soccer program, registering 55 goals through her junior campaign.
Now, Scholten, a senior, is taking her talents to the University of Memphis and becoming the first Rayder girls soccer player to sign with a NCAA Division I program.
“In my head, it was always that I wanted to go to Memphis,” Scholten said. “I always knew that was overall going to be my number one overall pick.
“Honestly, it was a big relief because that has been my dream for a long time. I’m very happy to have accomplished it. I just hope I can keep pushing at the D-1 level.”
Scholten joins a Memphis program that has made consecutive NCAA Division I tournament appearances and three since 2016. In 2019 the Tigers went 17-3-1 and undefeated in American Athletic Conference play en route to a regular-season conference championship.
“They are quite a successful soccer team,” Scholten said. “They made it to NCAA tournament quite a few times and they won the AAC quite a few times as well. It’s just a very homey place to be at. It just felt. Everybody seemed so nice and it felt like a good fit.”
During this time when Scholten cannot practice with her teammates, Memphis has passed along individual workouts.
“They sent me a packet of things I can be doing,” she said. “Running as much as possible. Getting as much touches on the ball as I can. And trying to find new things I can learn.”