Just over a week ago Coach Rumenapp signed Sparta goalkeeper Lindsey Anible. He was very excited about the acquisition stating, “Any successful team is anchored by a strong keeper. Lindsey has all the tools to be a very solid keeper for us for the next several years. She is quick to the ball, has good hands, confident with her feet and is very outspoken from the back. Above all she is a great kid and will fit in perfectly with the culture of the team and the school.”
Lindsey took the time to write and send in a letter of introduction which we would like to share with you (with permission).
Lindsey Anbile: In Her Own Words:
My name is Lindsey Anible. I am 19 years old, born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan. I am Graduating from Sparta High School. In High School I played basketball for four years as well as varsity soccer. I have been playing soccer since I could walk. However I stopped playing in middle school for a couple of years to play softball. When I entered High School our Varsity soccer team was in need for a Goal Keeper. My coach told me that I was very quick on my feet and could see the hard worker in me and knew I would be a perfect match for the Varsity soccer team as a freshman. I was a little frightened at the beginning because I didn’t know much about what I was doing. My freshmen year I had a trainer named Kyle Anderson; an old goalie my coach knew. After freshman year I was 4th in state for saves and was part of the All Districts team. Then my sophomore year, I had a new trainer. His name was Chase Rau, an All American Goalie who plays for Wisconsin. After my sophomore year I was 4th in state for saves, team MVP. My hardest year was my junior year. Our team lost a lot of key players. However I was Captain and received 1st in state for saves, Defensive MVP, and All Conference. I Plan on coming to Grace and being your goal keeper. I know it is a whole new competition, but if I stay positive, work hard, and do the little things right I know I can get through the hard tasks. I would like to thank my friends for cheering me on and wishing me good luck before every game, my coaches for pushing me to do my absolute best, as well as my teammates for encouraging me throughout these four years. I am proud to call them my family. Lastly I would like to thank my parents, Bob and Kris Anible, for always supporting me, coming to every game and cheering me on despite the weather conditions.