girls soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Meet the Chemics – Senior Girls Soccer Spotlight


Each week for the remainder of the school year, MHS Athletics will feature Seniors from our spring sports teams who are missing out on their last chance to wear a Chemic jersey this season.   This series looks to honor their commitment to their sport, their team, and to Midland High School for the last four years.  Thank you, Class of 2020 for being Chemics!

Meet the Chemics – Senior Girls Soccer Spotlight

 

Emily Witt

What other activities/clubs were you a participant at MHS?

I was in NHS, the manager of the hockey team, a Chemic ambassador, and a part of lunchbox learners.

What were you most looking forward to this spring season?

I was really looking forward to playing again this year after an injury that made it so I couldn’t play almost all of the season last year. I was also really looking forward to being able to play my senior season with my best friends Alyssa and Lauren.

Favorite memory at MHS?

One of my favorites was the playoff game against dow last year. It was a very close and exciting game and although I was unable to play I really enjoyed cheering my team on. Beating them twice that season was also a result good feeling.

Who is someone that has had a positive impact on you during your time at MHS?

My dad, he is the high school hockey coach and also very involved at the school with me and the boys, it always made my day to see him at the school. I also spent a lot of time with him during the hockey seasons because I was the manager which was always so much fun. He has always pushed me to work my hardest in school and athletics and to be the best version of myself. He is a great role model seeing him both as a coach and as a dad.

What is some advice for your younger teammates?

To never take anything for granted in high school, go to the football game even if it’s supposed to rain, go to things like yell night and assemblies, high school flies by and you will regret not involving yourself in the school spirit.

What are you most proud of about your career as a student-athlete?

I am most proud of how hard I worked to be able to get back on the field this season after being hurt all last season, summer, and into my fall travel season. I worked extremely hard to be able to play my senior year which is sad that I will not be able to play, but I am proud of the hard work and dedication I put into regaining my strength.

What do you plan to do after you graduate from High School? I am going to Grand Valley State University. I am majoring in Exercise Science with the intent on going to Physical Therapy school, and minoring in business.

 

Taryn Vielma

What other activities/clubs were you a participant at MHS?

I was very involved in all realms of Midland High. I was Captain of the soccer team, Drum Major of the marching band, Student Council representative, Chief Science Officer, member of National Honor Society, a tutor, member of Business Professionals of America, Graduation Commencement Committee, and other roles.

What were you most looking forward to this spring season?

I was really looking forward to leading such a great group of girls. There was such great camaraderie on the team, and all the girls were working hard. Also, we are a very goal-oriented team, there was A LOT of positivity, and we were hungry for a fourth consecutive district title and another great playoff run.

Favorite memory in MHS spring sport?

In soccer, I always loved traveling to the playoff games, especially further into the tournament (regional and state rounds), when the fields were pampered, tv cameras everywhere, and big crowds filled the bleachers.

What is some advice for your younger teammates?

I would advise all of the younger soccer players to always stay positive to yourself and to each other. Also, always dance and be goofy if you need to get pumped up/warmed up before a game- it makes things fun and the nerves go away!

What are you most proud of about your career as a student-athlete?

Being part of the 2018 girls varsity soccer team where we won SVL, Districts, Regionals, and appeared in the Final Four State tournament round. It was the farthest MHS soccer has gone since the 1980s! Great and special memories.

What do you plan to do after you graduate from High School?

I plan on going to Michigan State University. I will pursue a degree in Microbiology as a part of their Honors College and Lyman Briggs College of Science.

 

Alyssa Chritz

What other activities/clubs were you a participant at MHS?

Basketball, soccer, cross-country, tennis, National Honor Society

What were you most looking forward to this spring season?

being able to play one last season of soccer with some of my best friends, and make new friends with some of the younger players on the team.

Favorite memory at MHS?

going to cross-country camp in Traverse City in the summer.

Who is someone that has had a positive impact on you during your time at MHS?

my basketball coach Jaden Clobes because he helped me achieve my goal of playing college basketball.

What is some advice for your younger teammates?

never take the time you have at school and playing high school sports for granted because you never know when it could be over and some of your favorite high school memories will come from sports.

What are you most proud of about your career as a student-athlete?

receiving the MHS female SVL scholar athlete award this year.

What do you plan to do after you graduate from High School?

I am going to the College of Wooster in Ohio where I will play basketball and plan to major in biology.