Jackson Hole High School senior Charlie Hoelscher has signed with the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota to play soccer.

It’s believed to be the first recruit in school history to go straight to Division I out of high school from Jackson in men’s soccer, according to head coach Matt Hoelscher. Former Broncs players Sam Hayden and Jasper Kirsten played at Division I schools, but they played elsewhere and then transferred to the D-I program.

WyoPreps spoke with Charlie and Jackson soccer coach Matt Hoelscher, Charlie’s dad, about this opportunity, what appealed to him about St. Thomas, and more.

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Hoelscher is a two-time, first-team all-state selection for the Broncs. He has scored 17 goals to go with 21 assists in his high school career. Hoelscher has helped Jackson win the Class 4A boys’ state championship the last two seasons played, 2019 and 2021. The 2020 season was canceled due to Covid.

Charlie grew up playing in the Jackson Hole Youth Soccer program. He’s also been an Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region IV Camp selection three times.

Hoelscher also competes in alpine skiing for the Broncs. He was the 2021 state champion in the slalom and runner-up in the giant slalom. Hoelscher earned an all-state selection in 2021.

The University of St. Thomas is in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN. The school has gone from Division III to Division I status. They are part of the Summit League.

Hoelscher appears to be the first male soccer player from Wyoming to sign with a Division I program since Kasey Esponda in 2011.

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