Lydia Urban Academy-Rockford Student Commits to Play Soccer at Parkland College

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Lydia Urban Academy student Amparo Carbajal has committed to play soccer at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. The signing will take place at Lydia on Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30pm. Parkland soccer coach Josh Alford states, “We are very excited Amparo is coming to play for us, she brings a lot to the table. She is talented, hardworking, and feisty! Amparo is very diverse in playing many positions which brings many different looks on the field.”

Amparo has been a student of Lydia Urban Academy since January, 2011. Due to her outstanding academic record, she is graduating one year early and plans to study Criminal Justice at Parkland.
Amparo has been playing soccer since she was 4. She played for the International Soccer League, at the age of 9 she played for Dactyls, and after that went to play for Rockford United. Last year she started playing for Rock Run. Her positions are forward and mid field. Thanks to Frank Horvat and coach Josh at Parkland she has been offered the opportunity take her soccer experience to the next level.
“I love the competition of the sport and the intensity the coaches put us through,” Amparo stated.
Amparo’s mom stated, “Sometimes talent is not enough to achieve your greatest dreams. Amparo is the exception because she has worked hard to get to where she is. Her journey along the way has formed her into the person that she is today. I am very proud of Amparo and have enjoyed watching her grow as a player and a young adult.”
LYDIA Urban Academy is a NCA accredited, non-traditional, Christian high school whose purpose is to serve students who are not succeeding in a traditional school system. LYDIA is a high school diploma program with a unique focus on character education, work readiness, life skills training, and mentoring.

To learn more about Lydia Urban Academy-Rockford (223 S. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL 61102) visit , email at, or call 815-966-0039. You can also find them on Facebook.

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