E.D. White Catholic boys soccer player Kade Folse has found his new home away from home.
Folse announced his college commitment to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday.
Folse has been a key member for the Cardinals’ success .
“I’m extremely excited,” Folse said. “Right when I stepped on campus, I felt like it was where I belong.”
Folse said he picked Millsaps over other offers from LSU-Eunice, Belhaven University, Huntingdon College and UAB.
When making his decision, Folse said he considered both athletic and academic
“After meeting with professors, admissions and the coaching staff, I felt like I wasn’t just a number,” Folse said. “Also, they have an excellent pre-med program. Their acceptance rate to medical school is double the national average. On top academics, the athletic facilities are top notch. Lastly, I feel that the soccer program is on the rise, and I felt wanted by the coaching staff.”
Folse said he plans to play as a midfielder. He was a second team District 6-III player last year.
“College soccer has always been a dream of mine,” Folse said. “After following my sister for her four years of college soccer, my determination grew even more.”
E.D. White went 17-8-1 overall with a trip to the Division III state quarterfinals last season.
Folse said his mission is to bring home E.D. White’s first state title in boys soccer.
“With a great group of seniors as well as talented underclassmen, I am hopeful that we can win the district title as well as make another championship run,” Folse said. “It would be amazing if we can win the LHSAA State Championship for (E.D. White coach Roger) Bimah.”