Hometown: Redding, CA
Previous School: Liberty Christian High School
High School: Ratzlaff played four years of varsity soccer at Liberty Christian High School, where he also played baseball and competed in track. During the 2013-2014 season, he was named team captain and set a school record for most goals scored in a single season. He also had the most assists on his team and earned all-tournament honors. He was named the North Sequoia League Player of the Year and earned first team all-league and Central Section all-valley team honors. He received the Iron Hawk and Coaches Awards and was a California Interscholastic Federation Spirit of the Sport Award Nominee. He earned North Sequoia League honorable mention honors for the 2012-2013 season. He earned North Sequoia second team all-league track honors for the 2013-2014 season. He was also a member of the honor roll. He played club soccer for Hawks FC and Red Star FC Brickwall.
Personal: Travis is the son of Darryl and Dawn Ratzlaff.
Reason for coming to Simpson: “I chose Simpson because I was confident that the school would help me strengthen my relationship with God, grow as a soccer player, and with my future aspirations in education. Simpson and Coach Rust had a lasting first impression on me. When I visited the school, I was warmly welcomed and everyone that I met was inviting.”