When you know, you know: Maddie Haas
MOSCOW, ID – Typically, during someone’s senior year of high school, you want to savor every moment of the experience.
But for Idaho’s Maddie Haas, she decided her future is now.
Sometimes, when you know, you know.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Haas said. “I committed sophomore year. So, I’ve been really excited to come here for a long time.”
Committing early is something that Idaho’s Maddie Haas is used to.
Such as enrolling early at the University of Idaho, going to college much earlier than her peers.
Usually people her age are worrying about what college to go to, and who to take to prom.
“No, I won’t be able to go to prom,” Haas laughed. “We have a couple games then but that’s not a big deal to me.”
The fact that she’s a Vandal isn’t new.
“She was one of the first players I went after when it came to this class,” Idaho head soccer coach Derek Pittman said on National Signing Day when asked about the freshman midfielder from Lewiston.
Idaho wasn’t the only program who wanted her skills, getting offers from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Washington State.
“This place (Idaho) is definitely a place you walk around and it’s different,” Haas said. “The people are homey. It’s not like Lewiston home but it’s welcoming.”
Now that she’s on-campus, she can more so focus on adapting to D1 college ball, from Idaho 5A soccer.
“Learn as much as I can, that’s the reason why I can early is to learn,” She said. “Obviously, I want to get as much playing time as possible. But if that doesn’t’ happen, I’m not going to be upset. I came here early to a reason and that was to learn.”
Even though she won’t be able to participant at everything senior year has to offer, she’s still going to be able to walk at graduation.
She also mentioned, one of the perks of early enrollment: getting done with school sooner than the high school kids.