Velez signs soccer scholarship with UWA

Published 11:11 am Friday, July 29, 2016

A special reception was held to celebrate the scholarship signing for Demopolis High School graduate Tony Velez. Velez has signed a soccer scholarship with the University of West Alabama. Pictured are, from left, (front) Zachary Chu, Velez, Demopolis Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff; (back) Eli Spence, Julia Singleton, Adam Brooker, Nick Helms, and Matthew Beckum.

A special reception was held to celebrate the scholarship signing for Demopolis High School graduate Tony Velez. Velez has signed a soccer scholarship with the University of West Alabama. Pictured are, from left, (front) Zachary Chu, Velez, Demopolis Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff; (back) Eli Spence, Julia Singleton, Adam Brooker, Nick Helms, and Matthew Beckum.

Demopolis High School soccer player and 2016 graduate Tony Velez has signed an athletic scholarship to attend the University of West Alabama.
Velez has been a member of the DHS soccer team for three years, playing the positions of striker and right wing.
“I love soccer and this scholarship means a lot because it allows me to continue playing the sport I love,” Velez said. “Playing at DHS and with Elite Soccer has prepared me for this next level.”
Velez is the son of Jose Antonio and Carol Velez. He plans to major in athletic training at UWA.