Sonoraville's Sandi McMullin signs with Berea College

Sonoraville's Sandi McMullin signs with Berea College (Larry Greeson, For the Calhoun Times)

Sonoraville High senior Sandi McMullin (seated, fourth from right) signed a soccer scholarship with Berea College (Berea, Kent.) on Tuesday.

McMullin said of the signing: “This means a lot. I’ve been throw a lot with two ACL injuries so I’m grateful for this opportunity. To know there is a future for me ahead at Berea is incredible. And I’m thankful for these people here to celebrate this with me. They have been with me every step of the way. That is big knowing there are so many people behind you. When I visited (Berea) back in October, everyone was so nice and it was a great school. I was scared at first when I had my knee injury during basketball, but the coach stuck with me and told me they still wanted me. I knew I made the right choice when through that. My goal is to be 100 percent by the time I get there so I can get to work. Graduation is still a couple months away, but I’m excited. I’m ready to take that next step and be back on the field since I can’t play my senior season here at Sonoraville with my knee injury. I’m looking forward to getting started at Berea.”

Also attending the signing were: (front row, from left) Cousin Jax Patton, brother Jaren McMullin, cousin Levitika Farmer, father Jason McMullin, mother Tari McMullin, grandmother Jane Patton, uncle Billy Patton, (back row, from left) boyfriend Tavian Reynolds, aunt Chelsea Patton, aunt Tanya Farmer, Sonoraville High girls head soccer coach Kenny Walraven, Sonoraville High girls head basketball coach Stephanie Caudell, Sonoraville High athletic director Brent Mashburn, Sonoraville High principal Jenny Hayes and Sonoraville High associate principal Allen Bowen.