Here is a chance for our 2014 Seniors to share a little about themselves:
My soccer career includes playing for 14 years and the last four were in high school. I am able to play a variety of positions from defense to midfield. Off the field I have obtained academic awards of High Honors. After high school, I am excited to attend Alma College to study Early Elementary and Special Education while continuing to play soccer. My role model is my sister because she goes through things that many of us will never have to go through. She is equipped with so much strength, both physically and mentally to get through one day.
Lauren Bye # 7
I have been playing soccer for 14 years. This is my 4th year on the Huskie Varsity soccer team. I work hard at possessing the ball as a Center Midfield player. I have received Highest Honors all four years of high school. I am involved in HOSA, Professional Health Science EFE, am President of the Environmental Club as well as a National Technical Honors Society member. I will be attending Michigan State University in the fall and pursuing a BS in Nursing. I look up to my older sister, BreAnne, because she really is the best role model anyone could ask for.
Kelsey has played soccer for twelve years and this is her fourth year on varsity at Portage Northern. She has also been on the Portage Northern Volleyball team for 3 years being awarded all-conference dream team libero as a sophomore and captain her senior year. She has received highest honors all 4 years and a member of the National Honor Society the last 2 years. She is a four year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes two years as a leader. She is the recipient of the RCA scholarship to Hope College. She plans on attending Hope College with a double major in primary education and spanish. Her parents are John and Tammie. Her favorite soccer memory is playing with her role model Katie Sorenson. Alhough Katie is no longer in high school, her friendship has made a substantial impact on her confidence as a person, player and setting high standards in order to achieve great things. She also volunteers at the Gospel Mission , is a Sunday School and as a spanish tutor.
Emily has been playing soccer for thirteen years with the last four years on varsity. She also has played basketball for nine years with two years on varsity. Emily has received highest honors all four years and is a IB Diploma candidate. Emily plans on going to Michigan State University to be part of the Lyman Briggs Residential College and the Honors College to major in Biology with an emphasis in genetics and molecular genomics. Her favorite memory is beating Portage Central on their field. Her parents are Ann and Paul who she considers her role models because they have always been so supportive and encouraged me to be my best.
Felicia has played soccer eleven years with the last four in high school. She also coaches younger players at the Portage Soccer Club U8-U13. She also has been a highest honor student all four years at Portage Northern. She plans on continuing her education studying engineering at the University of Michigan. Her parents are Mark and Veronica. Her dad is also her role model for working hard and pushing her to do so. She admires him also for giving back to the community through coaching soccer. Felicia also is a NHS leader, a science Olympiad and is in the Spanish club.
Rae has been playing soccer for 13 years; the last three on Varsity. She has received highest honors the last three years and is an IB Diploma Candidate. She also was on the varsity basketball team. Her favorite memory is sitting on Abby Terry’s trampoline bonding with teammates. Rae plans on continuing her education at University of Texas – Arlington where she will study electrical engineering specializing in biomedical engineering. Her parents are Walter and Stephani. She looks up to Marissa Davis for her strength. Rae also enjoys volunteering in her free time as an Office Assistant for Heartland Hospice, a nursing minister at her church, and an 8th grade assistant volleyball coach.
Grace has been playing soccer for last twelve years with four of them in high school. Grace plays multiple positions including forward, midfield and defense. Her favorite soccer memory is beating Portage Central her sophomore year. She has also earned academic honors awards all four years of high school. Grace plans on attending Western Michigan University to study speech pathology. Her parents are Scott and Liz Vandersloot. He dad is also her role model because he is super supportive and she can depend on him for anything. Grace also works on the yearbook and is in the environmental club.
Bailey has played soccer the last fourteen years with all four years on varsity. She also has received highest honors all 4 years of high school. She plans on going to Michigan State University to study nursing. Her favorite soccer memory is scoring her first header goal while beating Portage Central 5-2. Her parents are Amy Burchette and Jason Christensen. She looks up to her mom because she is her best friend in the whole world and is the strongest person she knows.