Ridgewood’s Blevens is headed to Bethany College

| January 23, 2023

Allison Blevens daughter of Jason and Amy Blevens signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Bethany College in the fall. (Marianne Austin)

On Jan. 20 Ridgewood High School Senior Allison Blevens signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Bethany College this fall in Bethany, West Virginia.

Blevens started playing soccer in sixth grade when her friend convinced her to play.

“I recruited 11 people to play the next year,” she Blevens said. “Eighth grade year I got a personal trainer for goalie so I could work toward college because that year I was really driven to go to college and play soccer. I started that mission and I have been working for it ever since. I have always tried to train at least a little every single day.”

Her sophomore and junior year she played goal and her senior year she really kicked it in gear.

“I started reaching out to colleges and figure out what was best for my dreams and goals and my aspirations,” Blevens said. “I want to further not only my academic career but my athletic career. I was researching all these schools and I went and toured a couple schools and Bethany College was just my home. I met people there and my roommate Callie. She had already been on the tour and came to my tour to fill me in and show me around the dorms and campus and the facilities and now we are best friends. I just fell in love with the school. My family and friends have been here for me every step of the way. My best friend here at Ridgewood Cami has supported me for years. I convinced her to play soccer with me this year. It was so much fun. I have so many fond memories with this family, and I am so excited to take the next step with pride because I have my family and friends to support me.”

Dad, Jason Blevens said, “We are super proud of her and excited to see what the future holds for her.”

Mom, Amy said, “She has worked very hard to be where she is at. Lots of training. We are excited to see what her future holds. She is going to do big things.”

Brother John said he was very proud of Ally, as well.

Tim Tubbs, head soccer coach said, “I coached her for seven years. Ally has always been a great kid. She has been a two-year captain. I am really looking forward to her playing at Bethany College. They have a good roster there and I think she will help make them even better. She has really worked hard. I’m glad to see her given a chance.”

Assistant coach Hope Asbury said, “From day one I could tell right away that Ally was one of the hardest workers on the team. She was a team leader and she had extraordinary talent. She is going to do very well in college.”

Assistant soccer coach Jeff Eveland said, “Allie has been a solid kid throughout her high school career, and she is going to do well when she gets to Bethany. She always puts in the hard work and has always been a team leader. You couldn’t ask for a better kid, and we wish her nothing but the best.”

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