Elizabeth Forward's Rachel Collage commits to Fordham

| Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Elizabeth Forward senior-to-be Rachel Collage has committed early to continue her soccer career.

And she made school history in the process.

Collage accepted a scholarship to Fordham University, located in the Bronx, N.Y.

She will start her career at the NCAA Division I school that plays in the Atlantic 10 Conference, in the fall of 2014.

Fordham went 8-11 last season.

She is the first EF girls soccer player to commit to a Division I school.

Collage. a midfielder, has been a standout player at EF all during her career and was recently named to both the All-Section and All-WPIAL teams.

As a junior, Collage helped lead an EF team that went 12-6 (third place in Section 4 AA) and reached the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, losing in the first round to Yough, 2-1.

When she was a sophomore, EF went 12-9-1 and reached the WPIAL semifinals and also participated in the PIAA playoffs.

Along with being a standout for the lady Warriors, she also serves as captain of the Century United Football Club of Pittsburgh, where she plays for the two-time PA West State Cup champion team.

In addition, she is a five-year member of the Olympic Development Team, which won the U-17 Region I championship. She also played for the U-13 and U-15 region champions.

Collage is also a standout on EF's track team.

She is the daughter of Dick and Jean Collage, of Elizabeth Township.

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

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