As our older players start to think about what they will be doing after high school graduation, we have encouraged them to consider what is important in their lives. In many cases, playing college soccer is a primary consideration, but we also emphasize that there is so much more to college. Of course, there are tremendous academic and social opportunities. In most cases our daughters have the option to broadly explore challenging and sometimes COMPLEX and certainly emotional situations. Two of our recent grads, Lindsey Smith and Courtney Stonesifer are student-athletes at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Their summer vacations began a week ago with their college soccer team flight to Kenya and Uganda to work in the slums and rural areas of these largely impoverished countries. The Westmont women's soccer team has been working with orphans, school children and HIV women, helping with construction of farm facilities and churches, and playing soccer games in a prison in rural Bulu, Uganda.