Congratulations to Brendan McMinn and Keegan Ness for signing yesterday to their perspective colleges!
Keegan Ness has committed to play soccer for Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Keegan has played for various clubs at the youth level including Roseville Youth Soccer Club (RYSC), Placer Blues, and Placer United. The last two years he has played for the Sacramento Republic Development Academy. Due to US Soccer Federation guidelines, Development Academy players are unable to participate in high school sports. Keegan was only able to participate for RHS his Sophomore year. In that season, Keegan was named captain, MVP, and named a 1st Team All- Conference member. It has been a long-time dream of Keegan’s to play soccer at the collegiate level. He would like to thank all of his coaches that have played a role in his development as a player and a person. From his select coaches in elementary school to his current coaches at Sacramento Republic, thank you. Without the support of these coaches and his teammates throughout the years, he would not be here today. Keegan would also like to thank his parents who were always supportive of him over the years. They have been there throughout the entire process, so Keegan cannot thank them enough.
Brendan McMinn has committed to play football for Minot University in Minot, North Dakota. Brendan has participated in football dating back to his early years with the Jr. Tiger youth program and continued his career playing all four years for RHS. where he was a key contributor and started all four years. During the 2016 football season Brendan was a team captain and a main contributor on both sides of the ball helping lead the team to a 9-1 regular season record, a 7th seed in the CIF Playoffs and a final ranking of 14th in the greater Sacramento Area. In 2016 he was selected as 1st Team of the All Capital Valley Conference team, 2nd Team All Metro team by the Sacramento Bee and elected “Prep Player of the Week” by the Sacramento Bee. In his years of playing for RHS he has been voted as MVP, Co-MVP and has earned team captain honors 3 of his 4 years in the program. Brendan has been able to excel both on and off the field, earning a 3.7GPA and was recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Sacramento Chapter for its 2017 Scholar-Athlete award. Brendan would like to thank his parents, Mark and Lindsay McMinn, Coaches and fellow athletes.