Alton senior Caden Chestnut announced where he will play college soccer on Tuesday during a short ceremony at AHS.
Chestnut's college of choice is Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. The 6-foot-0 senior defensive back for the Redbirds will slide in with Blue Storm next season.
Chestnut primarily is on defense, but his second position is listed as midfielder. During his senior campaign in '15 he logged one assist for Alton, which finished 9-10-3 and lost to eventual Class 3A state runner-up Quincy in the first round of the postseason.
He joins a SWIC program that went 10-7-1 last season and lost to Lewis and Clark 5-0 in the Region 24 Tournament to see its campaign come to a close.
Chestnut will play for Blue Storm head coach, who has guided the men's soccer program since 1982, compiling more than 300 wins and becoming a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2010.