Reiley Fitzpatrick- Tigers Taking the Next Step: Athletes Commit to College

Reiley Fitzpatrick, a senior at Independence, has committed to play soccer at Northwestern University. Fitzpatrick will continue her academic and athletic excellence at Northwestern and will compete at the D1 level and play in the Big 10. (Photo Courtesy Reiley Fitzpatrick)


Q. What is your full name?

A. Reiley Fitzpatrick


Q. What Grade are you in?

A. I’m a senior.


Q. Where did you commit to for college?

A. I’m committed to Northwestern University for soccer.


Q. How long have you been playing your sport for?

A. I’ve been playing soccer since I was four years old.


Q. What has your athletic career looked like? 

A. I’ve played club and travel for most of my life, the current club team I play for is Loudoun ECNL, and I’ve played varsity soccer for my high school since freshman year.


Q. When did you decide that committing for a sport was something you wanted to do?

A. I decided that committing to play college soccer was something that was attainable and a goal of mine in 8th grade when I traveled to Spain to play in an international boys tournament. It was an eye opening experience that truly taught me how much I loved soccer and that I wanted to pursue it.


Q. Do you have a favorite memory from this sport?

A. My favorite memory of club soccer was this past summer (2021) when my club team and I won the National Championship. My favorite high school soccer memory was last year when we won the Regional Finals.


Q. What are you most looking forward to in college (sports or academics)?

A. I look forward to playing in the Big Ten which is a very competitive and high level conference. As well as moving to a new city and university that is so high academically.