March 13, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
Allie Wilbur, a senior and gifted Lady Tiger soccer player signed a letter of intent with Waynesburg University on Friday to play collegiate soccer for the Lady Yellow Jackets next season after she graduates in May.
Waynesburg University is located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Joining Wilbur for the signing were members of her family, coach, and fellow players.
In addition to furthering her soccer career, Wilbur plans to study forensic investigation at Waynesburg.
“I will be majoring in forensic investigation and pursuing a career in crime scene investigation,” said Wilbur. “I chose Waynesburg because I felt like it was the best opportunity because I could get the forensic education I wanted, and I could also play soccer at the next level which was a big goal. It is a very good opportunity and I believe I can grow a lot there,” she said.
During her high school years, Wilbur anchored the Lady Tiger Soccer Team on the left wing.
“I have really liked playing for Coach K and the Lady Tigers these past four years. It has been the best years of my life and I have made a lot of close friends. I played the left wing. The left wing is on the outside of the left side of the field, and I pretty much moved the ball up and down that sideline and got it into the middle of the field for the forward and set up goal scoring opportunities,” said Wilbur.
Allie said she developed a love for soccer at an early age and has played the sport since she was little. As a high school soccer standout on the girls’ team, Allie followed in her father Andrew Wilbur’s footsteps who also played soccer at DCHS for Coach K on the boys’ team.
“Allie has been a good captain. She is a silent leader and doesn’t talk a whole lot, but she leads by example,” said DCHS Soccer Coach Dylan Kleparek. “This year she was a real leader for us on the team not only on the field but how she acted, and, in the way, the other girls followed her in that attitude. Allie scored several goals. She played at left wing all four years and was a really hard worker up and down the field. Allie also had a lot of assists where she put the ball in the box and gave other people opportunities to score. She has a strong left leg and is a solid player,” said Coach K.
The fact that Allie was also Coach K’s first, second generation player made his experience coaching her a little extra special too.
“I coached her dad (Andrew) in the boys’ program and to see Allie come through the girls’ program too was pretty awesome. Andrew was on the first couple of teams that I had. After 20 years, I have stuck around long enough to see the next generation and that’s pretty exciting,” he said.
Waynesburg University is a private university in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1850 and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. The university enrolls over 2,500 students, including approximately 1,800 undergraduates. Waynesburg University is a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC).