Allen Signs With Truett McConnell

Back row (l-r): Truett Coach McDowell, Sherwood Soccer Coach Shultz, Sherwood Athletic Director Eddie Dixon, Sherwood Principal, Brian Daugherty and Sherwood Headmaster Dr. Schultz; front row (l-r): Derek, Destiny, Robin, and Maddie Allen

Back row (l-r): Truett Coach McDowell, Sherwood Soccer Coach Shultz, Sherwood Athletic Director Eddie Dixon, Sherwood Principal, Brian Daugherty and Sherwood Headmaster Dr. Schultz; front row (l-r): Derek, Destiny, Robin, and Maddie Allen

A few short months ago, Destiny Nicole Allen signed a soccer scholarship with Truett McConnell College in Cleveland, GA. Although Destiny does have a few nervous thoughts about moving, she and her family couldn’t be more excited about her newest accomplishment.
Born on July 6, 1995, to parents Derek and Robin Allen, Destiny began playing soccer in the 5th grade and by her 8th grade year she was a member of Sherwood’s Varsity Soccer Team.
Truett McConnell has recruited Destiny as a defensive player and she has plenty of awards from her time spent playing in high school to warrant this decision. She was an All Region Player three times as well as All State and Best Defensive Player two years in a row. She also helped her soccer team make it to the second round in the state playoffs her senior year.
However, being named a “Kingdom Athlete” is probably the award that Destiny is most proud of. Sherwood High School awards this to student athletes who show exceptional character.
Destiny doesn’t just limit her time to soccer; she has also been a cheerleader for four years and was voted to represent her grade as Class President. She was also a member of GPS (Growing in Christ, Positive Leadership & Service), which is a student-led ministry at Sherwood High School.
Destiny will be working  on obtaining a degree in Early Childhool Education and would like to minor in Missions. She feels her acceptance into Truett McConnell  is just “confirmation from the Lord that he wanted me to go there.” She explains that the college’s soccer coach just happened to come by and watch a tournament that Sherwood was participating in, which is how she got her foot in the door. This to Destiny is just proof that “the Lord had his hand in this part of my life from the start.”
She says she is very “excited about the new chapter in my life but sad to be closing this one.” Her advice to any student wanting to receive a scholarship to play college ball is to “work had and give it all you’ve got but remember to trust in God.”

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