Long Joins the Randolph-Macon Jackets

Junior Zoe Long Commits to Play Soccer at Randolph-Macon


Photo by: Zoe Long

Junior Zoe Long commits to play soccer at Randolph-Macon College.

Every year, Midlo produces numerous athletes who move on to compete in collegiate athletics.  On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, junior Zoe Long joined these athletes, as she committed to play soccer at Randolph-Macon College.  Long looks forward to playing soccer at the collegiate level and continuing the sport she loves for four more years.

Long began playing soccer at the young age of two after watching and hearing about her whole family playing soccer. Once she started playing, she never stopped, and her passion for the game kept growing. Long first started playing travel for FC Richmond and has stayed with them throughout her travel soccer career.

After making the Midlothian Varsity Team her freshman year, Long has made a big impact on the team and the program by staying strong in every game and always encouraging those around her.  “Zoe is an extremely talented and strong goalkeeper, and a leader on the team; she holds us all up during games,” states senior captain Kathryn Phillips.

During an intense game against the James River Rapids, the coaches at Randolph-Macon spotted Long, as she held her own in the goal, and immediately were impressed.  After long dreaming of playing college soccer, that dream is quickly becoming a reality. “I picked Randolph-Macon because of the beautiful campus, and I just loved everything about the school,” exclaims Long. While playing at a very competitive Division III school, Long looks forward to the freedom of college and cannot wait until the day she officially becomes a Yellow Jacket.