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Maria Sorensen, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Maria Sorensen, Neenah Soccer

Name: Maria Sorensen

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Soccer

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Activities Leadership Team, and LAUNCH

Parents’ names: Phil and Paula

Siblings’ names: Hannah and Will

Favorite aspect of your school: I love the variety of classes and the passion our teachers have for their work.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My classmates and I had the opportunity to be a part of Phase 1. This was a community-wide event held to recognize Neenah’s Special Olympics basketball team and education department. The support from students and the community was amazing to see. Everyone came together to make this a night the students would never forget. The pure joy felt throughout the event and basketball game was definitely the most rewarding. 

What is your favorite class? Biotech

Who is your favorite teacher? Ms. Pacolt

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? You can only do so much as an individual athlete but when you work as a team, that is when you really make an impact. Always focus on the relationships you have with your teammates.

Favorite youth coach: Tip Brown

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kaukauna

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Lainey Higgins - Appleton East

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: the first time I played inside the Rocket Memorial Soccer Stadium

Favorite professional team: Portland Thorns

Favorite professional athlete: Lindsey Horan

College or post-high school plans: I will be attending Northern Michigan University

What is your desired major/career field? Nursing

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I am actually more of an introvert

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Traveling to Patagonia, Argentina

What is your dream job? Pediatrician or Nurse Practitioner

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Linda Sun

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... watching a show or outside with my family

A non-athletic talent I have is…: baking