Playing soccer in college has been a part of senior Regan Berg’s plans for years. As a Conference MVP while playing for Parchment her sophomore year and 1st Team All-State, she’s been a major player on the soccer field. With her sights set on being a collegiate athlete, she played exclusively for Midwest United club the last two years.
This week, she made her commitment to play soccer at Rutgers official at a signing ceremony, “Making it official is like the icing on the cake,” she says, “You put all your effort and time into it, made sacrifices for it, but finally signing allows me to know it was all worth it.” She says this has directed her to a new part in her life, “My time and effort put into this moment really paid off.”
She started playing soccer at age four in AYSO and moved to a travel team in 4th grade. While soccer is her number one sport, she also plays basketball and used to run track. In fact her high school highlight is combination of two sport victories, “My most memorable moment was competing in the district final and scoring a hat trick to win the game against Holland Christian, but then sprinting off the field right after the win to make it to my State Track finals where I place 1st in the 300 meter hurdles and set a new school record.” (sophomore year)
Berg is an honors student and already a college student, spending her mornings taking classes at Western Michigan University. She plans to study biology and political science while at Rutgers.