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Roadrunners pursue dreams at next level

Two Butte College soccer players signed their National Letter of Intent Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 12:17 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. -- They went to Butte College to pursur the American Dream. Sebastian Karlholm is from Sweden and Daniel Nascimento is from Brazil. 

Both Roadrunners came to the United States to focus on academics and soccer.

"I wanted an adventure, but I wanted to study and play soccer still and it's much harder to do that back home [in Sweden]. I figured, 'oh let's go to the United States," said Sebastian.

On Wednesday they signed their National Letter of Intent that will let them do so at the next level. 

Sebastian signed to D-I Gonzaga University and Daniel will go to West Texas A&M. 

"Soccer means everything to me," said Daniel. "I was born playing soccer and I think I will play soccer my whole life and I will always work hard to get my space and to have my space and to show my potential." 

These players are two of the 26 international players on Butte's soccer team. There is 28 players total. 

They helped lead their team to two Golden Valley Conference title. 

"I am 90% sure I will never find a group like this again," said Sebastian. "All of us becoming so close, so quick, I think a lot of us grew up a lot these last two years like all the people we met. It's going to be hard to leave, but I think we're all ready to take the next step." 

Both players have a 3.2 G.P.A or higher. They credit their soccer team for pushing them to their fullest potential. 

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