Coach Steve Thomas (left) sits alongside three Rockford varsity soccer teammates (l–r) Emily Cowan, Sidney Benda and Melanie (Lanie) Esch on Friday, Feb. 4, as they sign to play soccer in college. The signing took place in the Rams Den at Rockford High School before families and friends. Cowan signed with Cleveland State University, Benda signed with Savana College of Design, and Esch with Costal Carolina. They are all looking forward to one last season with the Rams before going to play at their new schools.
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