MISSOULA — Quinn Peacock, a 5-foot-2 dynamo who helped Missoula Sentinel to a fourth-place finish at last month's State AA soccer tournament, has accepted admissions to Montana and will join the Griz soccer program in the fall.
"My whole life it's been a goal to play for a Division I soccer team," said Peacock, who didn't know until more recently that it was the Division I program in her hometown that would become her objective.
"Once I got to high school I started to realize how much I like Missoula, even though I've lived here my whole life."
Montana signed 10 players to National Letters of Intent two weeks ago: a goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. Peacock, who will join Alexa Coyle as the only Montanans on the roster, will play either forward or midfielder at the next level.
"Quinn is a sparkplug type of player and has the potential to entertain and develop into something very good for us," said coach Chris Citowicki, who guided the Grizzlies to a Big Sky title and NCAA tournament appearance in his first season.
"I'm sure she will rise to the occasion and add a lot to this program. We can't wait to get her here next fall."
In the first 25 years of the Montana soccer program, the Grizzlies have had just a dozen players from Missoula who have played in a match. There hasn't been a letterwinner from town since Stephanie Carl in 2013.
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