Rachel Herndon joins the Rapids SOCO Unified Soccer team as her first Special Olympics experience. A 2014 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Denver, Herndon was the JFK Female Athlete of the Year as a standout in softball and basketball as well as soccer. She is a Daniels Fund Scholar.
Herndon is looking forward to getting to know her teammates and having an unforgettable experience as a Rapids SOCO Unified team member. “This is only my first year working with Special Olympics but this experience will teach me that every person should have the chance to play sports and enjoy them like I do,” Herndon says.
Her favorite Rapids player is Deshorn Brown.