Mike Kabanica Scholarship
2014 Mike Kabanica Scholarship Winners
Each year WYSA grants six $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who portray commitment and excellence in their high school years. This scholarship fund is named for Mike Kabanica, a long time WYSA president. In order to apply, candidates must be a current year member of WYSA and a gradating high school senior. Three young women and three young men are selected based on their dedication to the sport of soccer, excellence in the classroom as well as their involvement in community service.
The 2014 winners were selected from a field of over 140 well-qualified applicants.
Natalie Clark - Port Washington Soccer Club. In addition to playing club and high school soccer, Natalie is a certified referee and camp assistant. Her volunteer activities include helping with local blood drives and church activities. Natalie will play soccer at UW Eau Claire and study Business Marketing and Communications.
Petra Rack - Bavarian Soccer Club. An active high school and club player, Petra has enjoyed coaching very young soccer players. She has been a Girl Scout Camp counselor and active in Key Club and church activities. Petra is excited about her future plan to major in Athletic Training and minor in Dietetics.
Danielle Brenner – Appleton Soccer Club. Danielle plans to study Biology at Edgewood College in Madison. She is a referee, coaches young players and a club volunteer. She played basketball and volleyball as well as soccer in high school. Danielle has been involved with Service Club and volunteered for the Salvation Army.
Gavin Meader – Somerset Soccer Club. Gavin has had success on the field in high school and club soccer. He was a high school choir member. Among his volunteer activities are coaching, racing for charity, blood drive leader and church activities. Gavin is very interested in Archeology and will study History and Communications at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.
Austin Lyons – Eau Claire United Soccer Club. Austin, a four year high school player and National Honor Society member, holds a USSF ‘E’ License. He coaches for his club and is a tournament volunteer. He has been active in Special Olympics. He will attend the University of Kentucky and major in Kinesiology.
Colin Koerber – SC Waukesha. Colin has received many honors for his on field accomplishments. He helped coach young camp players and participated in church activities. He was a successful peer mentor and found time for basketball and baseball. He will play soccer at Marquette University while studying Mechanical Engineering.
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