Cameron Shackford-Tigers Taking the Next Step: Athletes Commit to College


Q. What is your full name?

A. Cameron Shackford 

Q. What Grade are you in?

A. 12th

Q. Where did you commit to for college?

A. Roanoke College

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

A. I have been playing since I was three or four years old. 

Q. What has your athletic career looked like? 

A. I have spent my whole life playing soccer, and it’s my passion. I have been an All-District and Region player for soccer and have played in the Olympic development program for soccer. I was named MVP of F.C. Virginia soccer, and I look forward to competing at the next level.

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

A. Soccer has been in my family forever. My mom has been a Division 1 coach for over 30 years. I started playing when I was very young, and I got to watch her with collegiate players all the time. Since the day I started playing this sport, I knew it was something I wanted to do in college. It has pushed me to not only be a great player on the field but to be an even better one off the field. I have met some of my best friends through this sport and wouldn’t change it for a thing. 

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

A. My favorite memory would probably be going to Nationals in Colorado with my team in the summer of 2019. Although we didn’t do the best, I had the best time ever, and being able to play against really tough teams was awesome. 

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

A. I am looking forward to becoming the best student-athlete I can be. I’m very excited to see what the next four years have in store for me.