PVHS Senior Katie Lannon Commits to Westmont College

At the end of 2022, senior Katie Lannon committed to playing Division One soccer next year at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

Lannon started playing soccer at a very young age when she was three years old.

“My dad wanted both me and my sister to play sports. We tried almost every sport but soccer was the one I loved most.”

Playing soccer in college was not a hard decision for Lannon to make.

“I knew I wanted to play in college when I realized how much time and effort I put into playing all my life and I didn’t want to give it up after high school,” Lannon said. 

“I love the sport and want to play as long as I can.”

Similarly, the decision to play soccer specifically for Westmont was another easy decision for Lannon to make.

“The school had sent me a brochure in the mail and the location is what really caught me,” Lannon said. 

“I wanted to stay close to home and be [near] my family. The people at Westmont are very welcoming and made me feel at home. It feels like family already,” Lannon said.

Lannon’s commitment process went by pretty quickly. 

“I started the commitment process by just filling out a recruitment form for the school and I sent it in,” Lannon said.  

“They answered back and asked me to come out to visit the school. I was given a tour of the campus the first day and met the coaches [and] the team. I got to go to classes [and eat] lunch with the team. 

“I also got two days of practice with the team to get evaluated. After the second practice I talked one on one with the coaches and then with my parents. After that the head coach reached out to me over email to set up a zoom and offered a scholarship and asked if I was interested in playing [there] and I committed.” 

Lannon feels as though being committed has taken away so much of the stress that comes with college applications. 

“It was so easy [since] this school was the first one I looked at and got an offer from,” Lannon said. 

“I haven’t had to apply to any other schools. It’s been a stress free senior year.”