Kaitlyn Sachs lives and breaths the lifestyle of a student-athlete. Her drive to go the extra mile with passion and commitment contributes to her strength as a leader among her soccer peers.
For the past 5 years, Kaitlyn has been working on her athletic performance, soccer skills, and leadership abilities through community service, helping younger athletes, and becoming a “Training Teammate” with other soccer players from various cities and teams here at Champion’s QUEST.
Kaitlyn’s confidence over the years has increasingly skyrocketed as her own success has increased. Kaitlyn has become a mentor for her peers and younger athletes that want to play soccer in college. Kaitlyn was honest with herself in finding a college that fit her Athletic, Academic, and Social needs.
Kaitlyn has a strong left foot and a rocket shot playing the outside midfield position, leading Orange County high schools in goals. Over the past 5 years, Kaitlyn has been attending speed and strength clinics to increase her speed at this position. Not only did Kaitlyn increase her athleticism, she found love in a new position – GOALKEEPER! Kaitlyn knew that she was athletic and strong enough mentally in high stress situations to be the leader on defense.
Fast forward to today, Kaitlyn’s hard earned success has led her to a College Scholarship to play Goalkeeper for Adams State University in Colorado (NCAA Division II)
In addition to Kaitlyn’s athletic goals, Kaitlyn attends Oxford Academy, the second highest API score public school in the state of California. Based on performance on the entrance exam, only the top 25 students from the district’s eight junior high schools that apply can be admitted. Forty-one percent of the students come from economically disadvantaged homes. Student’s home languages are diverse with twenty-six different languages spoken and 100% of all seniors meet the minimum University of California (UC) eligibility requirements.
Outside of Kaitlyn’s many hours of academics and athletics, she has always made the time to help her community that fostered her ambitions and goals as a child.
Kaitlyn and her family are members of the Cerritos Baptist Church and Kaitlyn loves being a coordinator for the children’s ministry. For the past 11 years, Kaitlyn has been an ambassador of the nationally recognized organization Girl Scouts of the USA. Just recently, Kaitlyn received the highest honor awarded by the organization, the Gold Award.
Over the years, Kaitlyn has understood her personal strengths and weaknesses with maturity and always with a commitment to become the “Best Kaitlyn she can be!” We are very excited to see her excel in the next phase of her life and continue to be a wonderful example for the younger athletes at Champion’s QUEST.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Coach Brittany Gonzales, Soccer Academy Director
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