Oxford High School senior Amber Soukup made her dedication to playing lacrosse official during a letter of intent ceremony, held November 14, when she signed to play lacrosse at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan
Soukup is a senior attacker for the Wildcats varsity lacrosse team.
In her high school lacrosse career, Soukup has played for the Wildcats for three seasons so far, and in that time she said she has made lifelong connections with her teammates.
“Being able to be a part of the Wildcats team where we all push each other to be our best was something that stood out to me here. No matter what the situation is we always push each other to go above and beyond. That’s something I’m really proud of,” Soukup recalled.
According to Head Coach Siiri Mason, Soukup has become one of the stand-out athletes on the team.
“This will be my fourth year coaching Amber and one thing that always stood out to me about her is how hard she works and she always takes direction really well. She went from being a very quiet player to one of our best attackers on the team,” said Mason. “I’m excited for her to take her game to the next level and continue to grow as a player and pick up some new skills at the college level. It will be a lot faster, so there will be a learning curve for her but I think she’ll adapt no problem.”
Now that she has signed to play lacrosse at Siena Heights, Soukup can focus on other things, like the upcoming season with the Wildcat lacrosse team and her eventual graduation in May.
However, she can’t help but be excited about her future as a Siena Heights Saint and said she’s looking forward to the challenges in college, both athletically and academically.
“Being able to go into the major I want and play a college sport at the same time is really exciting,” said Soukup. “I’m hoping to improve my skills and be an even better athlete than I am now.”
Soukup will study to become a special education teacher.