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The Fond du Lac Soccer Association (FDLSA) recently named Hailey Ahrens, Morgan Krupp, and Luke Meihack the winners of its 2017 FDLSA College Scholarship. Each received a $250 grant. While traditionally limited to two graduating high school seniors having participated in FDLSA’s soccer program, three scholarships were granted this year based on merit.
Ahrens began playing recreational soccer in second grade, and at age 10 advanced to the Club’s Phoenix Select League. She continued with the Phoenix through this past year in conjunction with Junior Varsity and Varsity teams all four years at Fond du Lac High School. Beyond her own soccer career, Ahrens has served as assistant coach to FDLSA recreational teams and contributed in volunteer roles.
Krupp, a graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy, has also shown her dedication to the Club and the sport with 10 years of playing soccer on various FDLSA teams. Since her sophomore year of high school, she has served as a referee. Krupp attributes soccer to many meaningful learning experiences, and enjoys being a referee and witnessing these same life lessons instilled on other players.
Meihack began playing recreational soccer at age five, and continued through high school on both Select League teams and with Winnebago Lutheran Academy. He has been a soccer referee since he was 12 years old, and most recently coached a U14 recreational team this summer.
“Hailey, Morgan, and Luke are excellent role models for our current and future soccer athletes,” said FDLSA President Chad Collett. “Their love of the game and willingness to give back are characteristics that are very deserving of this scholarship. We’re grateful for their contributions to the Club, and wish them our best in college and beyond.”