She’s been a 4-year varsity player for Otsego, now Alexis Petty is looking at spending the next four years just down the road playing soccer for Kalamazoo College. “Making it official to continue soccer at Kalamazoo College is joyful and exciting,” she says.
Alexis has played soccer for 12 years. She received the Coach’s award her freshman year, MIP Sophomore year as well as 2nd team All-Conference, Honorable Mention Districts and Best Defensive Player Award. In her junior year, she earned 1st team All-Conference, All District Team, All Team Academic Award, Mikayla Cupp Award, and Best Defensive Player Award. Her senior season starts in just a few weeks, now without the stress of where she’ll continue after graduation, “It was quite stressful trying to find the right college that fit my needs, but K offered everything I needed and more.
“I am looking forward to building relationships with new teammates and playing a higher level of soccer,” she says. But she says that wouldn’t be possible without the years with Otsego and her travel teams. “I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without the support of my family, the many wonderful coaches, and my encouraging teammates.”
Those teams and teammates have created many unforgettable moments, “I think the most memorable moment would be defeating Plainwell in the rain this past year.” Petty is also on Student Council, in National Honor Society and in the Otsego Marching and Symphonic bands.
Petty plans to study Business at K College and would love to have a career that involves marketing and management.