Mike Kabanica Scholarship2013 Mike Kabanica Scholarship Winners
Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Kabanica Scholarship winners. The scholarship fund is named for Mike Kabanica, a past President of WYSA. Each of six high school seniors, three boys and three girls, will receive a $500.00 scholarship to further their academic pursuits. This year’s winners are:
Jordan Burkhalter - Tomah, WI - Tomah Youth Soccer Club. Jordan would like to attend the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and major in Kinesiology and Athletic Training with a minor in Spanish with an eye toward acting as an interpreter for injured youth while part of the medical field.
Luke Marsicek - Kaukauna, WI - Electric City Soccer Association. Luke plans to pursue a doctorate in either Sciences or Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a special interest in Glaciology and Earth Sciences, and also is interested in Certified Public Accounting.
Jackson Middleton - Whitefish Bay, WI - Bavarian Soccer Club. Jackson has plans to attend Northwestern University’s Weinburg College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biology and ultimately attending medical school with a goal to participate in the Doctors Without Borders program.
Maddie Faust - DePere, WI - United Soccer of Allouez. Maddie’s plans are to attend Michigan Tech and play soccer on the women’s team there, while studying Biomedical Engineering. She would like to continue to coach youth soccer players after college part time.
Becca Keller - Waterloo, WI - Glacial Drumlin United. Becky intends to study Industrial Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) while playing soccer. After securing that degree, Becca would like to possibly study Law as well.
Claire Tracy - Rhinelander, WI - Rhinelander Soccer Club/Northwoods United. Claire has a goal to study at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, while playing for the women’s soccer team there. Her areas of interest are Social Sciences and Engineering. After college, she would like to find a way to return to the Northwoods community to give back to those that have given her so much.
Congratulations to all the 2013 winners, and to all players that do so much within and outside of the WYSA community to make all of our lives better!
About the Mike Kabanica Scholarship
Annually WYSA selects three boys and three girls to be awarded the Mike Kabanica Scholarship. Kabanica served as Wisconsin Soccer Association President for nearly two decades up until his passing in October 1996. The scholarship program is a testament to his legacy to the growth and development of youth soccer in the State of Wisconsin.
Awardees are selected based on accomplishments in the classroom and on the soccer field, as well as contributions to their community through volunteerism and other community service activities. Each will receive $500 to be used towards their college education.