B-T senior Andrew Chen has verbally committed to play soccer for Columbia University, New York.
Kevin Anderson, head coach for men's soccer for the university, will support Chen in the early decision application process.
Chen plays for the Omaha Football Club 95/96 Elite I team as a starter at right back and was named Player of the Year for the club. He was a member of the four-time state champion team, ranked No. 21 in the nation and No. 7 in Region II.
Chen looks forward to joining Columbia's soccer team, which is coming off its most successful season in a decade with five teammates receiving all-Ivy league selections.
The Columbia Lions men soccer team will open the 2013 season, Andrew's freshman year, in Omaha against Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Omaha.