Upper Dublin's Wisdo & Palomeque to Play Collegiate Soccer

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Upper Dublin seniors Anthony Wisdo and Jose Palomeque were recognized for committing to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level.  To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link:  http://photos.suburbanonesports.com/g/051617_signings_-_mjs

Jose Palomeque – Penn State Abington (Soccer)
International Business
Final list of colleges:  Penn State Abington, Alvernia
Reasons for choosing Penn State Abington:  “I had a full scholarship offer to Alvernia, but I preferred Penn State Abington because it was closer to home. I want to be part of the Penn State family. I can save money because it’s close to home and I can commute, and since they have all the majors, I thought it was the right choice.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level?  “I always wanted to play soccer in college, so when I had a chance to talk to the coach, David Castellanos, I knew he was a legit coach and was good, so I wanted to play for him.”
Coach Derek Priest says:  “Jose was a senior captain and probably was the most technically gifted player I’ve worked with in high school. He was very attacking, he had a wonderful attitude – always seemed to come to training and games with a smile on his face. Even though he wanted to win every time he stepped on the field, if we didn’t win – after the initial disappointment, he never took it out on anybody. He always was very sportsmanlike, very well mannered with everyone he spoke to afterwards. Not only was he the most technically gifted player, he scored the best goal that I’ve ever seen while standing on the sideline as a coach – not this season but last season in our first round playoff win over Bensalem.”
About Jose:
Favorite food: 
“My mom’s lasagna”
Favorite movie:  The Blind Side
Favorite music:  The Chainsmokers

Anthony Wisdo – Roanoke College (Soccer)
Environmental Science
Reasons for choosing Roanoke:  “Atmosphere, team and academic opportunities.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level?  “Ever since I was four, I wanted to play soccer at the most competitive level possible. I started thinking about playing in college my freshman year in high school after my knee injury, which kept me out for roughly a full year. I started my recruiting process by going to ID camps and emailing coaches to inform them about upcoming games.”
Coach Derek Priest says:  “Anthony was a four-year starter for Upper Dublin. In his final year, he was the American Conference Player of the Year. As well as being a team captain, he was the leader in goals and the leader in assists. He was a true captain in that he was leader on the field and a leader off the field. He was very good in making sure the instructions I gave to him were spread around the team. He was a great help for me and not only as an underclassman but especially as a senior captain. He really was like my lieutenant on the field.”
About Anthony:
Favorite food: 
Favorite movie:  21 Jumpstreet
Favorite music:  Jon Bellion