Piqua High School senior Nick Phillips makes college choice

PIQUA — Piqua High School senior Nick Phillips had always hoped to play soccer in college.

And he found the perfect place at Penn State-Greater Allegheny.

The son of Jonathan and Enian Phillips made that decision official this week, signing his letter of intent in the Piqua High School commons.

“I always wanted to play in college,” Phillips, who will major in Cyber Security, said. “They were the first ones to seek me out and they had the degree I was looking for.”

Piqua boys soccer coach Tim Wiseman said it is always a plus to have a player from the program play at the next level.

“It is good for the program,” he said. “And it is good for the younger players to see the opportunity that is there.”

Wiseman said Phillips best soccer is still in front of him.

“I think so,” Wiseman said. “I wasn’t always very easy on Nick (Phillips). But, hopefully he understands he is representing the soccer program, Piqua High School and Penn State and most importantly he is representing himself.”

Phillips, who plays outside back on defense, also feels his best soccer is ahead.

“I look forward to the challenge,” he said. “I think I can be outstanding.”

After the finding the perfect place to continue his soccer career.