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Rachel Kuenzi, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Rachel Kuenzi, Neenah Cross Country and Soccer

Name: Rachel Kuenzi 

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer

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

Parents’ names: Alan and Mariluz Kuenzi 

Siblings’ names: Vanessa and Sabrina Kuenzi 

Favorite aspect of your school: The wide variety of opportunities both academically and through extracurriculars. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? During the summer I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Neenah Summer Fun Runs. It was a heartwarming experience to be a part of an event where children develop a passion for running and compete in an inclusive and energetic environment.

What is your favorite class? Chem-Study 

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Walter 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? The effort you give to persevere through difficult workouts not only makes you a better athlete but builds stronger character- Coach Heidke 

Favorite youth coach: Jim Jungwirth

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

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Winning as a team at De Pere Cross Country Invite my senior year. It was the first time in 4 years the program had placed first in a varsity race and it was a really big accomplishment that set a precedent for the rest of a very successful season for Neenah Girls Cross Country team. 

Favorite professional team: US Women's National Soccer Team 

Favorite professional athlete: Julie Ertz 

College or post-high school plans: Attending UW-Madison's School of Business 

What is your desired major/career field? Finance or Actuarial Science 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I took advantage of the alternate girls tennis season during the pandemic and now enjoy playing tennis in my free time. 

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Running a marathon 

What is your dream job? Travel influencer 

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Molly Seidel

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Spending time with family and friends, going boating, and trying new ice cream shops. 

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I am really good at cooking