Senior Joshua Torres Commits to Play Division I Soccer at UIC


Adam Casillas '21, Sports Writer

Shamrock Soccer’s very own Joshua Torres has made his decision on where he will continue his academic and athletic career in college. Torres announced earlier this month that he will play soccer at Division I University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Torres, who becomes the first Shamrock to receive a full athletic scholarship to play Division I soccer in the school’s history, says he chose UIC because it’s a good school academically and has a great soccer program. He also said the main reason why he chose UIC is because of its close proximity to his family. “I really want my family to see me play at the university level,” the senior said.

The journey through Saint Patrick High School has helped Joshua build relationships that will help him as he furthers his athletic career. In addition to the relationships he has built, Torres has accomplished a lot as a member of a soccer team that has finished 4th in the state two out of the last three years. His accolades include being named to the All-Midwest Region last year, and earning All-State honors and ESCC Conference Player of the Year the past two years.  His 40 goals last season broke the school record for most goals in a season.

Torres says he is going to miss his teammates and the bonds and memories they’ve created, but is looking forward to UIC where he hopes to make a name for himself across the country.

“I want to be as good as I possibly can while breaking records at UIC, and leave my legacy there,” he said. “I want to be known as the best and be remembered for my hard work and dedication.”

After playing at UIC, Torres hopes to play professional soccer.